The Peters Fraser + Dunlop International Rights Division is headed by Alexandra Cliff. 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.
In 2014 Alexandra Cliff was selected as one of The Bookseller’s Rising Stars.
Alexandra Cliff handles rights in the United States, Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Denmark, Norway, Sweden, Finland, Iceland, Spain & Latin America, Turkey, Japan, the Middle East, and India.
Marilia Savvides handles rights in the Netherlands, Portugal, Greece, Israel, Russia, China, Taiwan and Korea.
Rebecca Wearmouth handles rights in Brazil, Eastern Europe, Thailand, Vietnam, Indonesia and Malaysia.
Laura Otal assists the International Rights Department.
Silvia Molteni handles rights in our children’s and YA books worldwide.
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Caught in the Revolution — Buy it here
‘A gripping, vivid, deeply researched chronicle of the Russian Revolution told through the eyes of a surprising, flamboyant cast of foreigners in Petrograd, superbly narrated by Helen Rappaport.’ Simon Sebag Montefiore, author of The Romanovs
Caught in the Revolution is Helen Rappaport’s masterful telling of the outbreak of the Russian Revolution through eye-witness accounts left by foreign nationals who saw the drama unfold.
Between the first revolution in February 1917 and Lenin’s Bolshevik coup in October, Petrograd (the former St Petersburg) was in turmoil – felt nowhere more keenly than on the fashionable Nevsky Prospekt where the foreign visitors and diplomats who filled hotels, clubs, bars and embassies were acutely aware of the chaos breaking out on their doorsteps and beneath their windows.
Among this disparate group were journalists, businessmen, bankers, governesses, volunteer nurses and expatriate socialites. Many kept diaries and wrote letters home: from an English nurse who had already survived the sinking of the Titanic; to the black valet of the US Ambassador, far from his native Deep South; to suffragette leader Emmeline Pankhurst, who had come to Petrograd to inspect the indomitable Women’s Death Battalion led by Maria Bochkareva.
Helen Rappaport draws upon this rich trove of material, much of it previously unpublished, to carry us right up to the action – to see, feel and hear the Revolution as it happened to a diverse group of individuals who suddenly felt themselves trapped in a ‘red madhouse.’
PUBLICATION DATE: 25th August 2016
THE BOOK OF MIRRORS
“Intelligent and sophisticated – a crime story told the way Picasso painted pictures. Highly recommended.” Lee Child
When big-shot literary agent Peter Katz receives an unfinished manuscript entitled The Book of Mirrors, he is intrigued.
The author, Richard Flynn is writing a memoir about his time at Princeton in the late 80s, documenting his relationship with the famous Professor Joseph Wieder.
One night in 1987, Wieder was brutally murdered in his home and the case was never solved.
Peter Katz is hell-bent on getting to the bottom of what happened that night twenty-five years ago and is convinced the full manuscript will reveal who committed the violent crime.
But other people’s recollections are dangerous weapons to play with, and this might be one memory that is best kept buried.
Publication date: 12th January 2017
Rights sold: Bulgarian, Brazilian, Catalan, Chinese complex, Chinese simplified, Croatian, Czech, Danish, Dutch, Estonian, Finnish, French, German, Greek, Hebrew, Hungarian, Icelandic, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Latvian, Lithuanian, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Russian, Serbian, Slovakian, Slovenian, Spanish, Swedish, Thai, Turkish, Ukrainian, US
A MINDFULNESS GUIDE FOR THE FRAZZLED – Buy it here.
500 years ago no-one died of stress: we invented this concept and now we let it rule us. We might have evolved to be able to miraculously balance on seven-inch heels, but as far as our emotional development is concerned we’re still swimming with the pond scum. If we don’t advance our more human qualities then we’re doomed evolution-wise to become cyborgs, with an imprint of an ‘Apple’ where our hearts used to be. Ruby Wax shows us a scientific solution to these modern problems: mindfulness.
I know what you’re thinking – what if I don’t want to stare at a butterfly wing or hear the single ting of a wind chime? My definition of mindfulness isn’t about sitting erect on a hillock, legs in a knot, humming a mantra that’s probably the phone book sung backwards, it’s something that can help us all: learning to notice your thoughts and feelings so you can truly experience life.
Outrageously witty, smart and accessible, Ruby Wax shows ordinary people how and why to change for good. With mindfulness advice for relationships, for parents, for children and for teenagers, and a six-week course based on her studies of Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy with Mark Williams at Oxford University, A Mindfulness Guide for the Frazzled is the only guide you need for a healthier, happier life.
“A wonderful book full of passion and verve. Ruby Wax gives her unique take on the science and practice of mindfulness. She shows how to meet – face to face – all that life throws at us, and gives her own step by step guide to finding deep stillness in the midst of the chaos.” – Prof. Mark Williams
Ruby Wax has written a guide to mindfulness that’s as hilarious as it is useful. Drawing on the latest science, she offers insightful, irreverent advice on how to improve every aspect of our lives, from our health and happiness to our relationships and careers.” – Arianna Huffington
PUBLISHER: Penguin Life
PUBLICATION DATE: 7th January 2016
438 DAYS: A Fisherman’s True Survival at Sea — Buy it here
The incredible true survival story of one man’s record-break 438 days lost at sea
On 17th November, 2012, Salvador Alvarenga left the coast of Mexico for a two-day fishing trip. A vicious storm killed his engine and the current dragged his boat out to sea. The storm picked up and carried him West, deeper into the heart of the Pacific Ocean. Alvarenga would not touch solid ground again for 14 months. When he was washed ashore on January 30th, 2014, he had drifted over 9,000 miles.
Three dozen cruise ships and container vessels passed nearby. Not one stopped for the stranded fisherman. He considered suicide on multiple occasions – including offering himself up to a pack of circling sharks. But Alvarenga developed a method of survival that kept his body and mind intact long enough for the Pacific Ocean to spit him up onto a remote palm-studded island. Crawling ashore, he was saved by a local couple living in their own private castaway paradise.
Based on dozens of hours of interviews with Alvarenga and his colleagues, search and rescue officials, the medical team that saved his life and the remote islanders who nursed him back to normality, this is an epic tale of survival and one man’s incredible story of beating the ultimate odds.
PUBLISHER: Pan Macmillan
PUBLICATION DATE: 8th October 2015
RIGHTS SOLD: US (Atria), Brazilian (Companhia das Letras), German (Piper), Italian (RCS Libri), Polish (Swiat Ksiazki), Russian (Eksmo)
Rights sold: Danish, French, Greek, Hebrew, Italian, Polish, Spanish
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 . . .”
PUBLISHER: Bantam Press
PUBLICATION DATE: October 2014
RIGHTS CONTROLLED: Translation
RIGHTS SOLD: German, Hungarian, Polish
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.
UK PUBLISHER: Chatto
PUBLICATION DATE: June 2015
RIGHTS CONTROLLED: Translation
RIGHTS SOLD: US, German
GHOST FLIGHT by Bear Grylls – Buy It Here
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.
PUBLICATION DATE: June 2015
RIGHTS CONTROLLED: Translation
RIGHTS SOLD: Dutch, Hungarian, Italian, Portuguese (Brazil), Portuguese (Portugal)
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
PUBLISHER: Chatto & Windus
US PUBLISHER: Knopf
PUBLICATION DATE: April 2015
RIGHTS CONTROLLED: Translation
RIGHTS SOLD: German, Japanese, Russian