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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 2014, Rachel was shortlisted for the Rights Professional of the Year Award at the Bookseller Industry Awards and Alexandra was selected as one of The Bookseller’s Rising Stars.

 

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

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THE STORY OF THE JEWS

When Words Fail (1492 – present day) 

 

The companion volume to the Sunday Times bestseller The Story of the Jews: Finding the Words (1000 BCE – 1492) longlisted for the Samuel Johnson Prize for Non-Fiction.

‘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

The words that failed were words of hope. But they did not fail at all times and everywhere. These gripping pages teem with words of defiance and optimism, sounds and images of tenacious life and adventurous modernism, music and drama, business and philosophy, poetry and politics. The second part of Simon Schama’s epic Story of the Jews is neither overwhelmed by hopelessness nor shrouded in the smoke of the crematoria. As much as it gives full weight to the magnitude of the disaster that befell the Jews, it is a story of hope vindicated rather than wiped out.

The stories unfold across the world – in the provincial pavilions of Ming China and beneath the brass chandeliers of Rembrandt’s Amsterdam; on ships and carts, stage-coaches and railway trains crossing oceans and continents; in the honky-tonk of San Francisco and the pampas of Argentina, the department stores of Berlin and the avenues of Trieste. The stories themselves are played on the stage of opera houses; in the travelling camera of an expedition in Ukraine, the prison cells of Stalin’s Russia, the lagers of the Holocaust; the scenery of misery and redemption in Palestine and Israel. At the heart of the story is the budding belief that peoples of different faiths, customs and cultures can be fellow-citizens of a common country.

And amidst all the brutality, somehow the light of Jewish endurance is never extinguished. The odyssey is unforgettable, the storyteller impassioned, the words unfailing.

 http://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/0062339575 

PUBLISHER: Bodley Head

US PUBLISHER: Ecco

PUBLICATION DATE: September 2015

RIGHTS CONTROLLED: Translation

RIGHTS SOLD: Brazilain, Chinese (simplified), Dutch, French, German, Hebrew, Italian, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese (Portugal), Russia, Spanish.

 

 

 

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NOT QUITE NICE by Celia Imrie

“A hugely enjoyable romp of a novel with eccentric characters, a delightful background and a savoury tang of crime” Katie Fforde

“A warm, light-hearted, fast-paced tale that fans of Peter Mayle will enjoy” Joanne Harris

“A very witty novel by a very witty woman. Hugely entertaining” Julian Fellowes

“Utterly delicious in every way” Joanna Lumley

Theresa is desperate for a change. Forced into early retirement, fed up with babysitting her bossy daughter’s obnoxious children, she sells her Highgate house and moves to the picture-perfect town of Bellevue-sur-Mer, just outside Nice.

With its beautiful villas, its bustling cafes and shimmering cerulean sea, the village sparkles like a diamond on the French Mediterranean coast. Once the hideaway of artists and writers, it is now home to the odd rock icon and Hollywood movie star, and, as Theresa soon discovers, a close-knit set of expats. There’s Carol, the infinitely glamorous American and her doting husband David; the erstwhile British TV star Sally; the ferocious Sian and her wayward Australian poet husband; the sharply witty Zoe with her strangely youthful face and penchant for white wine – and the suave Brian who catches Theresa’s eye.

As Theresa settles to the gentle rhythm of seaside life she embraces her new-found friendships and freedom. However, life is never quite as simple as it seems and as skeletons start to fall out of several closets, Theresa begins to wonder if life on the French Riviera is quite as nice as it first appeared.

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PUBLISHER: Bloomsbury

PUBLICATION DATE: February 2015

RIGHTS CONTROLLED: Translation

 

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THE DARK NET

Inside the Digital Underworld

‘A hell of an achievement… Buy it and read it.’ The Times

‘Thorough and assiduously researched account of the deviantly erotic, subversive and criminal aspects of web life’ Sunday Times

‘A confident and well-informed guide… By meeting the people behind the online activity, Bartlett humanises it.’ New Scientist

Beyond the familiar online world that most of us inhabit – a world of Google, Hotmail, Facebook and Amazon – lies a vast and often hidden network of sites, communities and cultures where freedom is pushed to its limits, and where people can be anyone, or do anything, they want. A world that is as creative and complex as it is dangerous and disturbing. A world that is much closer than you think.

The dark net is an underworld that stretches from popular social media sites to the most secretive corners of the encrypted web. It is a world that frequently appears in newspaper headlines, but one that is little understood, and rarely explored. The Dark Net is a revelatory examination of the internet today, and of its most innovative and dangerous subcultures: trolls and pornographers, drug dealers and hackers, political extremists and computer scientists, Bitcoin programmers and self-harmers, libertarians and vigilantes.

Based on extensive first-hand experience, exclusive interviews and shocking documentary evidence, The Dark Net offers a startling glimpse of human nature under the conditions of freedom and anonymity, and shines a light on an enigmatic and ever-changing world.

 http://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/0434023159

PUBLISHER: Heinemann

PUBLICATION: August 2014

RIGHTS CONTROLLED: US & TRANSLATION

RIGHTS SOLD: Japanese

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THE WELL

Winner of the Lucy Cavendish Fiction Prize 2013

Selected as one of Amazon’s Rising Stars 2015

Pre-empted in 11 territories at Frankfurt Book Fair 2013

“There was so much that impressed me… The Well asks us where do we seek refuge, and why? And perhaps it shows us that what is left, after all is suffered, is love. Battered, weathered, at the end of the novel it comes cresting over the hill, a herald of relief.  Bravo that woman. I loved this book!” Jessie Burton, author of The Miniaturist

The Well was so astoundingly assured that I wondered if AS Byatt had adopted a pseudonym to see if the judges would overlook a brilliant writer” Allison Pearson

“Accomplished” Observer

‘One summer was all it took before our dream started to curl at the edges and stain like picked primroses. One night is enough to swallow a lifetime of lives’

When Ruth Ardingly and her family first drive up from London in their grime-encrusted car and view The Well, they are enchanted by a jewel of a place, a farm that appears to offer everything the family are searching for. An opportunity for Ruth. An escape for Mark. A home for their grandson Lucien. But The Well’s unique glory comes at a terrible price. The locals suspect foul play in its verdant fields and drooping fruit trees, and Ruth becomes increasingly isolated as she struggles to explain why her land flourishes whilst her neighbours’ produce withers and dies. Fearful of envious locals and suspicious of those who seem to be offering help, Ruth is less and less sure who she can trust.

As The Well envelops them, Ruth’s paradise becomes a prison, Mark’s dream a recurring nightmare, and Lucien’s playground a grave.

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PUBLISHER: Canongate

US PUBLISHER: Atria

AUSTRALIAN PUBLISHER: Text

PUBLICATION DATE: March 2014

RIGHTS CONTROLLED: Translation

RIGHTS SOLD:  Australian, Dutch, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Norwegian, Spanish, Swedish, Turkish

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GHOST FLIGHT by Bear Grylls

Haunted by his wife and son’s brutal abduction and murder, ex-soldier Will Jaeger runs to the ends of the earth to recover and to hide. But even there he is found, and compelled to undertake one last mission, and to confront a savage past he can barely even remember.

Jaeger agrees to lead an expedition into the Mountains of the Gods in the remote Amazon jungle. At the dark heart of this real life Lost World lies a mystery WWII warplane, one that harbours a secret so explosive its very discovery may tear the world asunder. Terrifying forces are hell-bent on keeping the warplane forever hidden. Unwittingly, Will Jaeger is going in against them.

But as Jaeger joins a team of former elite warriors – including ice-cool Russian operator Irina Narov – he senses that the air wreck also harbours the answer he so longs to uncover: the identity of his wife and son’s murderers.

Hair-raising adventure, extreme survival quest and a shocking mystery reaching back into the horrors of Nazi Germany.

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PUBLISHER: Orion

PUBLICATION DATE: June 2015

RIGHTS CONTROLLED: Translation

RIGHTS SOLD: Dutch, Hungarian, Italian, Portuguese (Brazil), Portuguese (Portugal)

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SKYFARING: A Journey With A Pilot

A poetic and nuanced exploration of the human experience of flight that reminds us of the full imaginative weight of our most ordinary journeys and renews out capacity to be amazed.

The twenty-first century has relegated airplane flight–a once remarkable feat of human ingenuity–to the realm of the mundane. When most people today think of flying, they imagine tedious routines that involve security checkpoints, exorbitant baggage fees, shrinking legroom, and frustrating delays.

Mark Vanhoenacker, a 747 pilot who gave up careers in academia and the business world to pursue his childhood dream of flight, asks us to reimagine what we–both as pilots and as passengers–are actually doing when we enter the world between departure and discovery.

In a seamless fusion of history, politics, geography, meteorology, ecology, family, and physics, the author vaults across geographical and cultural boundaries, above mountains, oceans, and deserts, through snow, wind, and rain, depicting a simultaneously humbling and almost superhuman activity that affords us unparalleled perspectives

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PUBLISHER:  Chatto & Windus

US PUBLISHER: Knopf

PUBLICATION DATE: April 2015

RIGHTS CONTROLLED: Translation

RIGHTS SOLD: German, Japanese, Russian

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THE SPIDER IN THE CORNER OF THE ROOM by Nikki Owen

Chosen as one of Amazon’s Rising Stars 2015

‘My name is Dr Maria Martinez and I am – was – a Consultant Plastic Surgeon. I am 33 years old. Place of birth: Salamanca, Spain…

And I was convicted of the murder of a Catholic priest.’

Maria is in prison.

She says she’s innocent and is fighting to clear her name.

Because deep down she knows the truth better than anyone.

Doesn’t she?

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PUBLISHER: Mira

PUBLICATION DATE: May 2015

RIGHTS CONTROLLED: Translation

RIGHTS SOLD: Chinese (complex), Finnish, French, German, Hungarian, Italian, Norwegian, Swedish, Turkish

 

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FRANCIS: POPE OF GOOD PROMISE by Jimmy Burns

From the moment Pope Francis stepped on to the balcony of St Peter’s Basilica for the first time, a global audience sensed that not only the Catholic Church but the world at large could be entering a new spiritual, political and social age.

In the days following Pope Francis’ election, there would be further early signs of the simplicity worthy of the first apostles and the leader that inspired them. Not since John XIII appeared on the scene half a century earlier had a new Pope opened the windows of the Church in such a way as to let in some much needed fresh air. Nevertheless, for the excitement generated by the first Latin American Pope and a man who claimed to want to put the poor back at the centre of the Church’s social teaching, people could still only guess where it might be all be leading.

Francis: Pope of Good Promise is neither an instant media job, nor a hagiography based on authorised interviews, but the product of diligent investigation across a wide range of official and independent sources – a measured, objective portrait of a man who, in circumstances that he neither sought nor foresaw, found himself handed the highest office at a time of crisis not just for the Church but for long established institutions worldwide from banks to political parties.

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UK PUBLISHER: Constable

PUBLICATION DATE: June 2015

US PUBLISHER: St Martin’s Press

US PUBLICATION: September 2015

RIGHTS CONTROLLED: Translation

RIGHTS SOLD: Chinese (complex)

 

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WOLF WINTER by Cecilia Ekbäck

Selected as one of Amazon’s Rising Stars 2015

Like a silent fall of snow; suddenly, the reader is enveloped… visually acute, skilfully written; it won’t easily erase its tracks in the reader’s mind (HILARY MANTEL, author of WOLF HALL and BRING UP THE BODIES)

Exquisitely suspenseful, beautifully written, and highly recommended (Lee Child, No1 bestselling author of the Jack Reacher thrillers)

The most brilliantly, dark, eerie, intriguing tale I’ve ever read. Think The Killing and then square it. (Ruby Wax)

Wolf Winter is a beautiful novel, full of wisdom and poetry. Cecilia Ekbäck writes dark, compelling prose steeped in a powerful sense of place. Spellbinding. (Saskia Sarginson, bestselling author of The Twins)

A terrific debut in the vein of Hannah Kent’s BURIAL RITES (The Bookseller)

There are six homesteads on Blackåsen Mountain.

A day’s journey away lies the empty town. It comes to life just once, in winter, when the Church summons her people through the snows. Then, even the oldest enemies will gather.

But now it is summer, and new settlers are come.

It is their two young daughters who find the dead man, not half an hour’s walk from their cottage.

The father is away. And whether stubborn, or stupid, or scared for her girls, the mother will not let it rest.

To the wife who is not concerned when her husband does not come home for three days; to the man who laughs when he hears his brother is dead; to the priest who doesn’t care; she asks and asks her questions, digging at the secrets of the mountain.

They say a wolf made those wounds. But what wild animal cuts a body so clean?

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PUBLISHER: Hodder & Stoughton

PUBLICATION DATE (UK): Feb 2015

PUBLISHER (US): Weinstein Books

PUBLICATION DATE (US): Feb 2015

RIGHTS CONTROLLED: Translation

RIGHTS SOLD: Canadian, German, Swedish.

 

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BURNT PAPER SKY by Gilly Macmillan

A gripping psychological thriller about a missing child and how the public can turn on a mother following a single, momentary mistake

Rachel Jenner turned her back for a moment. Now her eight-year-old son Ben is missing.

But what really happened that fateful afternoon?

Caught between her personal tragedy and a public who have turned against her, there is nobody left who Rachel can trust. But can the nation trust Rachel?

The clock is ticking to find Ben alive.

WHOSE SIDE ARE YOU ON?

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PUBLISHER: Piatkus

PUBLICATION: e-book (February 2015), paperback (August 2015)

RIGHTS CONTROLLED: Translation

RIGHTS SOLD: Bulgarian, Chinese (complex), Czech, Dutch, French, German, Italian, Serbian, Polish, Portuguese (Brazil), Portuguese (Portuguese), Spanish, Swedish

 

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THE WEATHER EXPERIMENT: The Pioneers Who Sought to See the Future by Peter Moore

In 1865 a broken Admiral Robert FitzRoy locked himself in his dressing room and cut his throat. His grand meteorological project had failed. Yet only a decade later, FitzRoy’s storm warning system and ‘forecasts’ would return, the model for what we use today.

In an age when a storm at sea was evidence of God’s great wrath, nineteenth-century meteorologists had to fight against convention and religious dogma. But buoyed by the achievements of the Enlightenment a generation of mavericks set out to explain the secrets of the atmosphere and learned to predict the future. Among them were Luke Howard, the first to classify the clouds, Francis Beaufort who quantified the winds, James Glaisher, who explored the upper atmosphere in a hot-air balloon, Samuel Morse whose electric telegraph gave scientists the means by which to transmit weather warnings, and FitzRoy himself, master sailor, scientific pioneer and founder of the MET Office.

Reputations were built and shattered. Fractious debates raged over decades between scientists from London to Galway, Paris to New York. Explaining the atmosphere was one thing, but predicting what it was going to do seemed a step too far. In 1854, when a politician suggested to the Commons that Londoners might soon know the weather twenty-four hours in advance, the House roared with laughter.

Peter Moore’s exhilarating account navigates treacherous seas, rough winds and uncovers the obsession that drove these men to great invention and greater understanding.

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UK PUBLISHER: Faber & Faber

PUBLICATION DATE: June 2015

RIGHTS CONTROLLED: Translation

RIGHTS SOLD: US, German

 

 

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EXTREME FOOD: What to Eat When Your Life Depends On It…

“There’s no getting away from it; I’ve eaten some pretty extreme things in my time – live tarantulas, raw goat testicles, elephant dung, you name it. In a situation when your life depends on it, you need to put your prejudices aside to keep your stomach filled and your strength up.

Whether it’s mastering the art of foraging and cooking up a tasty feast around the campfire or learning about the more extreme end of wild food (ever tried a scorpion kebab?), there’s a lot to learn when it comes to dinner time in the wild. This book will teach you all the necessary skills and techniques to get your teeth into meals you might never have thought of as food in the first place – and, crucially, how to recognize plants and animals that might end up doing you more harm than good.

In today’s world, we rarely need to venture beyond the local supermarket and we turn our noses up at the thought of snacking on bugs and grubs. But out in the wild, Mother Nature has provided us with a plentiful supply of nutritious – if not always delicious – food for the taking. And when needs must, we just have to know where to look.

Some of it might take you out of your comfort zone. Some of it might turn your stomach. But it’s saved my life more than once. And one day, it might save yours . . .”

http://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/059307436X

PUBLISHER: Bantam Press

PUBLICATION DATE: October 2014

RIGHTS CONTROLLED: Translation

RIGHTS SOLD: German, Hungarian, Polish

 

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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

RIGHTS SOLD: Czech, German, Italian, Latvian, Norwegian, Romanian, Serbian, Spanish

 

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ANOTHER SIDE OF BOB DYLAN: A PERSONAL HISTORY ON THE ROAD AND OFF THE TRACKS

August 2014 marks 50 years since Bob Dylan released his remarkable fourth album, Another Side of Bob Dylan. Recorded in one night, in the middle of a turbulent year in his life, the album marked a departure from Dylan’s socially-conscious folk songs and began his evolution toward other directions in his music.
Few people outside Dylan’s immediate family have ever been closer than Victor Maymudes, who was Dylan’s tour manager, personal friend, and travelling companion from the first days in 1960s Greenwich Village through the late 90’s. Another Side of Bob Dylan recounts landmark events including Dylan’s infamous motorcycle crash; meeting the Beatles on their first US tour; his marriage to Sarah Lownds, his romances with Suze Rotolo, Joan Baez, and others; fellow travelers including Ramblin Jack Elliott, Wavy Gravy, Dennis Hopper, The Band, The Traveling Wilburys, and many more; memorable concerts around the world, and the recording of his seminal album, Blood on the Tracks.
On January 26th, 2001, after recording more than 24 hours of taped memories in preparation for writing this book, Victor Maymudes suffered an aneurysm and died. His son Jacob has written the book, using the tapes to shape the story. The result is a vivid, first hand, and unique account of Dylan as an artist, friend, and celebrity, illustrated with never-before-seen photographs, and told by an engaging raconteur who cut his own swathe through the turbulent counterculture.

PUBLISHER (US): St. Martin’s Press

PUBLICATION DATE (US): Sept 2014

RIGHTS CONTROLLED: Translation

RIGHTS SOLD: Danish

 

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JUDY: A Dog In A Million

On the Sunday Times top 10 bestseller list for nine consecutive weeks

Judy, a beautiful liver-and-white English pointer, and the only animal POW of WWII, truly was a dog in a million.

Whether she was dragging men to safety from the wreckage of a torpedoed ship, scavenging food to help feed the starving inmates of a hellish Japanese POW camp, or by her presence alone bringing inspiration and hope to men living through the 20th century’s darkest days, she was cherished and adored by the British, Australian, American and other Allied servicemen who fought to survive alongside her.

Viewed largely as human by those who shared her extraordinary life, Judy’s uncanny ability to sense danger, matched with her quick-thinking and impossible daring saved countless lives. She was a close companion to men who became like a family to her, sharing in both the tragedies and joys they faced. It was in recognition of the extraordinary friendship and protection she offered amidst the unforgiving and savage environment of a Japanese prison camp in Indonesia that she gained her formal status as a POW.

Judy’s unique combination of courage, kindness and fun repaid that honour a thousand times over and her incredible story is one of the most heart warming and inspiring tales you will ever read.

http://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/1848665369

PUBLISHER: Quercus
PUBLICATION DATE: June 2014
RIGHTS CONTROLLED: Translation
RIGHTS SOLD: Brazilian, Chinese (simplified), Russian
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