Michael O’Mara Books is to publish the memoir of the m.d. of British retailer Liberty.
Publishing director Hugh Barker acquired At Liberty: From Rehab to the Front Row by Ed Burstell from Adam Gauntlett at PFD.Read more
Congratulations to all the PFD/Pollinger authors whose books are out today! Click ‘Read More’ below to find out more.Read more
“The Mahé Circle is a sort of masterpiece; one says “sort of” because the book does not call itself to our attention in any purely literary way. Simenon’s uniqueness is that he created high literature in seemingly low forms. This novel, like most of the romans durs, reads like a piece of pulp fiction: it is brief, fast-paced, with an air of the slapdash that is, however, wholly deceptive. True, Simenon wrote fast, and revised little. Yet his artistry is supreme. The account in this book of old Madame Mahé’s descent into illness and death is a sublime piece of writing, as good, in its unforced and unemphatic way, as anything in Proust or even Flaubert.”
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18 PFD authors appeared at the Hay Festival this year, including Bear Grylls, Steve Peters, Simon Schama, Alex Salmond, Sarah Winman and Celia Imrie. A brilliant time was had by all our authors and the staff of PFD who were out in droves to support them.Read more
Congratulations to Damien Lewis and Peter Moore for their success last week, with Judy: A Dog in a Million by Damien Lewis and The Weather Experiment by Peter Moore both reaching #8 in the Sunday Times paperback and hardback non-fiction bestsellers lists, respectively. Get your copies, if you haven’t already!Read more