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The Peters Fraser & Dunlop International Rights Division is headed by Rachel Mills.  We have direct relationships with publishers in all major territories, visiting them regularly to promote our authors and manage their international careers. Our clients are published in 48 languages, and feature on bestseller lists all over the globe.

Prior to joining Peters Fraser & Dunlop Rachel worked at Penguin Books where she was Foreign Rights Manager, and in the rights team at Ebury Press.

In 2013, Rachel was shortlisted for the Rights Professional of the Year Award at the Bookseller Industry Awards.

 

Rachel Mills handles rights in the United States, Canada, Australia, India (English language), Germany, The Netherlands, France, Brazil and Latin America.

Alexandra Cliff handles rights in Italy, Scandinavia, Spain, Portugal, Japan, the Middle East, Israel, Poland and India (Indian languages).

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THE STORY OF THE JEWS: Finding the Words (1000 BCE – 1492)

The Sunday Times bestseller

‘This is classic Schama: playful, ironic, immensely erudite, exuding humanity. It is also deeply personal, with references to his parents and memories of his boyhood.’ New Statesman

It is a story like no other: an epic of endurance against destruction, of creativity in oppression, joy amidst grief, the affirmation of life against the steepest of odds.

It spans the millennia and the continents – from India to Andalusia and from the bazaars of Cairo to the streets of Oxford. It takes you to unimagined places: to a Jewish kingdom in the mountains of southern Arabia; a Syrian synagogue glowing with radiant wall paintings; the palm groves of the Jewish dead in the Roman catacombs. And its voices ring loud and clear, from the severities and ecstasies of the Bible writers to the love poems of wine bibbers in a garden in Muslim Spain.

Within these pages, the Talmud burns in the streets of Paris, massed gibbets hang over the streets of medieval London, a Majorcan illuminator redraws the world; candles are lit, chants are sung, mules are packed, ships loaded with spice and gems founder at sea.

And a great story unfolds. Not – as often imagined – of a culture apart, but of a Jewish world immersed in and imprinted by the peoples among whom they have dwelled, from the Egyptians to the Greeks, from the Arabs to the Christians.

Which makes the story of the Jews everyone’s story, too.

http://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/1847921329

PUBLISHER: Bodley Head

PUBLICATION DATE: 12th September 2013

ISBN: 978-1847921321

RIGHTS CONTROLLED: Translation

RIGHTS SOLD: Dutch, French, German, Hebrew, Italian, Norwegian, Portuguese (Portugal), Portuguese (Brazil), Russia, Spanish, US.

 

 

 

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HOW MUCH IS ENOUGH? THE LOVE OF MONEY, AND THE CASE FOR THE GOOD LIFE

‘A truly innovative and radical perspective on reshaping the economy … thought-stirring and extremely refreshing.’ (John Gray Guardian)

‘A welcome call to reinvigorate society’s ethical aspect and bring about the good life for everyone.’ (New Yorker)

‘In their thoughtful book, the Skidelskys move seamlessly from the abstract to the concrete; from philosophy to public policy. They note that Keynes’s futuristic essay was ignored as the world sank into the Great Depression. Will we again ignore this call to imagine a better future?’ (Jon Cruddas MP Independent)

What constitutes the good life? What is the true value of money? Why do we work such long hours merely to acquire greater wealth? These are some of the questions that many asked themselves when the financial system crashed in 2008. This book tackles such questions head-on.

In 1930 Keynes predicted that, within a century, per capita income would steadily rise, people’s basic needs would be met, and no one would have to work more than fifteen hours a week. Clearly, he was wrong: though income has increased as he envisioned, our wants have seemingly gone unsatisfied, and we continue to work long hours.

How Much is Enough? looks at why Keynes was mistaken, tracing the concept of the good life from Aristotle to the present and show how our lives over the last half century have strayed from that ideal. Finally, they issue a call to think anew about what really matters in our lives and how to attain it.

How Much Is Enough? is that rarity, a work of deep intelligence and ethical commitment accessible to all readers. It will be lauded, debated, cited, and criticized. It will not be ignored.

http://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/0241953898

PUBLISHER: Allen Lane

PUBLICATION DATE: 28th June 2012

RIGHTS CONTROLLED: Translation

RIGHTS SOLD: Chinese (complex), Chinese (simplified), Dutch, German, Greek, Hungarian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Portuguese (Brazil), Portuguese (Portugal), Romanian, Spanish, Turkish, US.

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LENINGRAD: SIEGE AND SYMPHONY

In Leningrad: Siege and Symphony, Brian Moynahan sets the composition of Shostakovich’s most famous work against the tragic canvas of the siege itself and the years of repression and terror that preceded it.

Drawing on extensive primary research in archives as well as personal letters and diaries, he vividly tells the story of the cruelties heaped by the twin monsters of the 20th century, Stalin and Hitler, on a city of exquisite beauty, and of its no less remarkable survival.

Weaving Shostakovich’s own story and that of many others into the context of the maelstrom of Stalin’s purges and the Nazis’ brutal invasion of Russia,Leningrad: Siege and Symphony is a magisterial and moving account of one of the most tragic periods of the twentieth century.

http://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/0857383000

PUBLISHER: Quercus

PUBLICATION DATE : 7th November 2013

RIGHTS CONTROLLED: Translation

RIGHTS SOLD: Dutch, French, Italian, Polish, Spanish, US

 

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JAGGER: SATAN FROM SUBURBIA


The Stones’ 50th anniversary and Mick Jagger’s 70th birthday will be celebrated by global publication of this astounding new biography.


A miracle of still-plentiful hair, raw sex-appeal, and strutting talent. The frontman of one of the most influential and controversial groups of all time. A musical genius with a career spanning over four decades. Mick Jagger is a testament at once to British glamour and sensual decline, the ultimate architect and demi-god of rock.


Bestselling biographer Philip Norman offers an unparalleled account of the life of a living legend, Mick Jagger. From Home Counties schoolboy to Sixties rock sensation and global idol, Norman unravels with astonishing intimacy the myth of the inimitable frontman of The Rolling Stones. Jagger charts his extraordinary journey through scandal-ridden conspiracy, an infamous prison spell, hordes of female admirers and a knighthood while stripping away the colossal fame, wealth and idolatry to reveal a story of talent and promise unfulfilled.


This revelatory tour de force is ample tribute to a flawed genius, a Casanova, an antichrist and a god who, with characteristic nonchalance, realised the dreams of thousands of current contenders and rocker pretenders, longevity, while coasting on a sea of fur rugs.



http://www.amazon.co.uk/Jagger-Satan-Suburbia-Philip-Norman/dp/0007329490/ref=sr_1_sc_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1335868827&sr=8-2-spell


PUBLISHER: HarperCollins

PUBLICATION DATE: October 2012

RIGHTS CONTROLLED: Translation

RIGHTS SOLD:  Dutch, Finnish, French, German, Greek, Italian, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese (Brazil), Russian, Spanish, Swedish, US & Canada

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WHY BE HAPPY WHEN YOU COULD BE NORMAL?

 

A ‘shattering brilliant memoir…brave, funny, heartbreaking…Her childhood was ghastly, as bad as Dickens’s stint in the blacking factory, but it was the crucible for her incendiary talent.’  Sunday Times

 

In 1985 Jeanette Winterson’s first novel, Oranges Are Not the Only Fruit, was published. It tells the story of a young girl adopted by Pentecostal parents. The girl is supposed to grow up and be a missionary. Instead she falls in love with a woman. Disaster.

 

Oranges was semi-autobiographical. Mrs Winterson, a thwarted giantess, loomed over that novel and its author’s life. When Jeanette left her home, at sixteen, because she was in love with a woman, Mrs Winterson asked her: why be happy when you could be normal?

 

This book is the story of a life’s work to find happiness. It is a book full of stories: about a girl locked out of her home, sitting on the doorstep all night; about a tyrant in place of a mother; about the Universe as a Cosmic Dustbin. It is the story of how the painful past Jeanette Winterson thought she had written over returned to haunt her later life, and sent her on a journey into madness and out again, in search of her real mother. It is also a book about other people’s stories, showing how fiction and poetry can form a string of guiding lights, a life-raft which supports us when we are sinking.

 

Funny, acute, fierce and celebratory, this is a tough-minded search for belonging, for love, an identity, a home, and a mother.

 

 

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Why-Happy-When-Could-Normal/dp/0224093452/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1320079374&sr=1-1

 

PUBLISHER: Jonathan Cape
PUBLICATION DATE: 27th October 2011
RIGHTS CONTROLLED: Translation

RIGHTS SOLD: Dutch, French, German, Italian, Polish, Spanish, Swedish, Portuguese (Brazil), Slovene

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ALL HELL LET LOOSE: THE EXPERIENCE OF WAR 1939-1945


The seminal narrative history of the Second World War from one of our finest historians. A book which depicts what the war was like to live through – whether you were a starving child in Leningrad, a soldier in North Africa, or a civilian in Dresden. Truly global, Max Hasting’s book is the definitive account.

 

With its battlefields dispersed across the globe, the vastness of the Second World War was unparalleled. This was a time when nearly everything which civilised people took for granted in peace time was destroyed. Between 1939 and 1945, around 27,000 people died, every single day – most of them on the Eastern Front. Many men and women who lived through this catastrophe struggled to find the words to describe what they witnessed daily. Many turned to a phrase, which although a cliché, summed things up: “All Hell’s Let Loose!”

 

In this definitive, single-volume history of a war that continues to fascinate and horrify us in equal measure, Max Hastings brings together many different human stories, and touches on almost every country in the world. Hastings stresses that it is impossible to compare the suffering of people during WWII – it would have seemed monstrous to a British soldier facing a mortar barrage, with his comrades dying around him, to be told that Russian casualties were many thousand times greater. However, there were some aspects of wartime experience that were universal: fear and grief; the conscription of young men and women sent to new lives remote from their choice, genocide and mass migration. All Hell Let Loose charts these experiences, along with the numerous battles on land, at sea and in the air, all over the world, that formed the greatest conflict in human history.

 

Using a huge range of sources, including new material from Russia, Italy and Poland, All Hell Let Loose is not only a magnificent and movingly written book; it is arguably one of the most important books on the Second World War ever published.

 

“No other general history of the war amalgamates so successfully the gut-wrenching personal details and the essential strategic arguments.” The Times

 

“This is the book he was born to write: a work of staggering scope and erudition, narrated with supreme fluency and insight, it is unquestionably the best single-volume history of the war ever written.” Sunday Times

 

“Max Hastings’ majestic account of the Second World War in which the human stories come alive … Hastings shapes all these stories, almost miraculously, into a single coherent narrative.” Sunday Telegraph

 

“Hastings has an extraordinary ability to throw a bucket into the ocean of wartime papers, diaries, letters and documents of every kind, and bring up something fascinating and worthwhile every time.” Financial Times

 

http://www.amazon.co.uk/All-Hell-Let-Loose-1939-1945/dp/0007450729/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1335869091&sr=1-1

 

PUBLISHER:  HarperPress

PUBLICATION DATE: September 2011

RIGHTS CONTROLLED: Translation

RIGHTS SOLD: Chinese (simplified), Dutch, Finnish, Hebrew, Hungarian, Italian, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese (Brazil), Portuguese (Portugal), Serbian, Spanish, US

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CATASTROPHE: EUROPE GOES TO WAR 1914

From the best-selling author of All Hell Let Loose comes a magisterial chronicle of the calamity that befell Europe in 1914 as the continent shifted from the glamour of the Edwardian era to the tragedy of total war.

In 1914, Europe plunged into the 20th century’s first terrible act of self-immolation- what was then called The Great War. On the eve of its centenary, Max Hastings seeks to explain both how the conflict came about and what befell millions of men and women during the first months of strife.

He finds the evidence overwhelming, that Austria and Germany must accept principal blame for the outbreak. While what followed was a vast tragedy, he argues passionately against the ‘poets’ view’, that the war was not worth winning. It was vital to the freedom of Europe, he says, that the Kaiser’s Germany should be defeated.

His narrative of the early battles will astonish those whose images of the war are simply of mud, wire, trenches and steel helmets. Hastings describes how the French Army marched into action amid virgin rural landscapes, in uniforms of red and blue, led by mounted officers, with flags flying and bands playing. The bloodiest day of the entire Western war fell on 22 August 1914, when the French lost 27,000 dead. Four days later, at Le Cateau the British fought an extraordinary action against the oncoming Germans, one of the last of its kind in history. In October, at terrible cost they held the allied line against massive German assaults in the first battle of Ypres.

The author also describes the brutal struggles in Serbia, East Prussia and Galicia, where by Christmas the Germans, Austrians, Russians and Serbs had inflicted on each other three million casualties.

This book offers answers to the huge and fascinating question ‘what happened to Europe in 1914?’, through Max Hastings’s accustomed blend of top-down and bottom-up accounts from a multitude of statesmen and generals, peasants, housewives and private soldiers of seven nations. His narrative pricks myths and offers some striking and controversial judgements. For a host of readers gripped by the author’s last international best-seller All Hell Let Loose, this will seem a worthy successor.

 

PUBLISHER:  HarperPress

PUBLICATION DATE: September 2013

RIGHTS CONTROLLED: Translation

RIGHTS SOLD: Czech, Danish, Dutch, Hebrew, Italian, Portuguese (Brazil), Russian, Spanish, US

BUY HERE: http://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/0007398573

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THE DAYLIGHT GATE

 

A mysterious gathering of thirteen people is interrupted by local magistrate, Roger Nowell.

 

Is this a witches’ Sabbat?

 

Two notorious Lancashire witches are already in Lancaster Castle waiting trial. Why is the beautiful and wealthy Alice Nutter defending them? And why is she among the group of thirteen on Pendle Hill?

 

Elsewhere, a starved, abused child lurks. And a Jesuit priest and former Gunpowder plotter, recently returned from France, is widely rumoured to be heading for Lancashire. But who will offer him sanctuary? And how quickly can he be caught?

 

This is the reign of James I, a Protestant King with an obsession: to rid his realm of twin evils, witchcraft and Catholicism, at any price …

 

http://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/0099561832

 

PUBLICATION DATE: 16th August 2012

 

UK PUBLISHER: Hammer / Random House

 

RIGHTS CONTROLLED: Translation

 

RIGHTS SOLD: Dutch, Italian, Spanish, Swedish, Turkish

 

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THE SEA OF INNOCENCE

Goa, south India. A beautiful holiday hideaway where hippies and backpackers while away the hours.

But beneath the clear blue skies lies a dirty secret… Simran Singh is desperate for a break and some time away from her busy job as a social worker-come-crime investigator. And so the unspoilt idyll of Goa seems just the place – white beaches, blue seas and no crime.

But when a disturbing video appears on her phone, featuring a young girl being attacked by a group of men, she realises that a darkness festers at the heart of this supposed paradise. And when she discovers out that the girl is Liza Kay, a British teenager who has gone missing, she knows she must act in order to save her. But first Simran must break through the web of lies and dark connections that flourish on these beaches. Everyone, it seems, knows what has happened to the girl but no one is prepared to say. And when more videos appear, and Simran herself is targeted in order to keep her quiet, the paradise soon becomes a living nightmare.

http://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/1471101428

PUBLISHER: Simon & Schuster

PUBLICATION DATE: 23 May 2013

RIGHTS CONTROLLED: Translation

RIGHTS SOLD: French, Greek

 

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WORLD WAR TWO: A SHORT HISTORY

 

A pacy, compelling and penetrating account from Wolfson Prize-winning author Norman Stone, that shows World War Two in a fresh new light

 

The Second World War is the nightmare that sits at the heart of the modern era – a total refutation of any notion of human progress and a conflict which still haunts us seventy years on.

Norman Stone’s gripping new book aims to tell the narrative of the war in as brief a compass as possible, making a sometimes familiar story utterly fresh and arresting. As with his highly acclaimed World War One: A Short History, there is a compelling sense of a terrible story unfolding, of a sceptical and humorous intelligence at work, and a wish to convey to an audience who may well have no memory of the conflict just how high the stakes were.

This is a beautifully written, clever and imaginative attempt to convey what can almost not be conveyed.

 

http://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/1846141397

 

PUBLISHER: Allen Lane

PUBLICATION: 8th January 2013

RIGHTS CONTROLLED: Translation

RIGHTS SOLD: Dutch, Estonian, Greek, Hebrew, Italian, Portuguese (Portugal), Spanish, Turkish, US

 

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UNDER THE WIRE: Marie Colvin’s Final Assignment

 

Determined to cover the Syrian regime’s brutal crackdown on dissent and the devastating impact of the war on Syria’s civilians, veteran photographer Paul Conroy and Marie Colvin, one of the foremost war correspondents of her generation, decided to smuggle themselves across enemy lines and into the blood and terror of Homs.

 

But tragedy struck before the pair could finish documenting the slaughter. A rocket killed Colvin and ripped a hole in Conroy’s leg. As Syrian ground forces closed in on his position, Conroy was forced to make a terrifying last-ditch attempt to escape from a regime that appeared determined to murder him.

 

Under the Wire is the epic, untold account of Conroy and Colvin’s last, tragic assignment together. A rare and touching portrait of an extraordinary woman driven by an unquenchable desire to ‘bear witness’, it is as much a tale of courage and survival as it is the poignant account of a friendship forged amid the carnage of war.

 

http://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/1782065253

 

UK PUBLISHER: Quercus

PUBLICATION DATE: 6th June 2013

US PUBLISHER: Weinstein Books

PUBLICATION DATE: 8th October 2013

RIGHTS CONTROLLED: Translation

RIGHTS SOLD: Italian

 

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TRUE GRIT 

 Bear Grylls knows what it takes to survive. But he’s not the first.

Take the American bombardier Louis Zamperini, who survived 47 days stranded at sea by catching and killing hungry sharks and drinking the warm blood of albatrosses – only to be captured by the Japanese and horrifically tortured for years in their most brutal POW camps.

Or Marcus Luttrell, a Navy SEAL who single-handedly took on a Taliban regiment before dragging his bleeding, bullet-ridden body for days through the harsh mountains of Afghanistan.

Or Nando Parrado, one of the survivors of a horrific air-crash high in the ice-bound Andes, who only lived because he was willing to eat the flesh of his dead companions.

In this gripping new book, Bear tells the stories of the adventurers, explorers, soldiers and spies whose refusal to quit in the most extreme situations has inspired him throughout his life. Some of them make uncomfortable reading – survival is rarely pretty. But all of them are tales of eye-watering bravery, death-defying resilience and extraordinary mental toughness by men and women who have one thing in common: true grit.

http://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/0593071050

PUBLISHER: Bantam Press

PUBLICATION DATE: 24th October 2013

RIGHTS CONTROLLED: Translation

RIGHTS SOLD: German, Hungarian

 

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THE FORTUNE HUNTER

Praise for My Last Duchess:

‘A wonderful guilty pleasure… the relief of reading a novel that puts enjoyment first’ (Amanda Foreman, Sunday Telegraph)

‘Sparkling and thoroughly engaging…highly enjoyable’ (The Times)

‘Pure, light-hearted, unpretentious entertainment’ (Sunday Express)

 In 1875, Sisi, the Empress of Austria is the woman that every man desires and every woman envies.
Beautiful, athletic and intelligent, Sisi has everything – except happiness. Bored with the stultifying etiquette of the Hapsburg Court and her dutiful but unexciting husband, Franz Joseph, Sisi comes to England to hunt. She comes looking for excitement and she finds it in the dashing form of Captain Bay Middleton, the only man in Europe who can outride her. Ten years younger than her and engaged to the rich and devoted Charlotte, Bay has everything to lose by falling for a woman who can never be his. But Bay and the Empress are as reckless as each other, and their mutual attraction is a force that cannot be denied.

Full of passion and drama, Fortune Hunter tells the true story of a nineteenth century Queen of Hearts and a cavalry captain, and the struggle between love and duty.

 http://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B00ABLJ0CC

PUBLISHER: Headline Review

US PUBLISHER: St Martin’s Press

PUBLICATION DATE: 24th April 2014

US PUBLICATION DATE: 29th July 2014

RIGHTS CONTROLLED: Translation

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BAIT

“No one is coming to your aid. We have ensured this.”

Six strangers wake up on a remote island in the Florida Keys with no memory of their arrival. They soon discover their common bond: all of them are heroin addicts. As the first excruciating pangs of withdrawal make themselves felt, the six notice a yacht anchored across open water. On it lurk four shadowy figures, protected by the hungry sharks that patrol the waves. So begins a dangerous game. The six must undertake the impossible—swim to the next island where a cache of heroin awaits, or die trying. When alliances form, betrayal is inevitable. As the fight to survive intensifies, the stakes reach terrifying heights—and their captors’ motives finally begin to emerge.

 

PUBLISHER: Plume / Penguin (US), Penguin Canada (Canada), Michael Joseph / Penguin UK (UK)

PUBLICATION DATE (North America): 27th August 2013

PUBLICATION DATE (UK): 26th September 2013

RIGHTS CONTROLLED: Translation

RIGHTS SOLD: Bulgarian, Czech, Greek, Portuguese (Brazil)

 

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WAR DOG

A heartwarming story about an abandoned puppy and the World War II pilot who saved him.

After getting shot down in the skies over France during a daring mission over the trenches in the winter of 1939, airman Robert Bozdech stumbled across a tiny German Shepherd puppy while engaged in his own nail-biting escape from no-mans-land. He hid the dog, who he named Ant, inside his jacket, and from that moment on an unbreakable bond was formed.In the years that followed, Robert and Ant would save each other’s lives many more times. They flew together with Bomber Command over targets in Germany and beyond, both getting injured in the line of duty, and when Ant was eventually grounded by the RAF top brass he waited patiently on the runway for his master and his fellow pilots to return from each and every sortie.Perhaps inevitably, Ant became the mascot to Robert’s squadron, the only such mascot to fly on combat missions, or to suffer so many brushes with death under enemy fire. French by birth, but British by his and his master’s adopted nationality, by the end of the war Ant had become a very British hero – and it was only right when he was awarded the Dickin Medal, the “Animal VC.” Thrilling and moving in equal measure, WAR DOG is a story of loyalty in the face of extraordinary adversity, and of the unshakeable bond between a man and his best friend.

PUBLISHER: Sphere
PUBLICATION DATE: 26th September 2013
RIGHTS CONTROLLED: Translation
RIGHTS SOLD: US & Canada (Atria)
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