5 May 2017: Interesting royal article from David McClure
David McClure, the author of Royal Legacy, has written an interesting piece on Prince Philip for the International Business Times.
02 May 2017: Raise Your Grade selected on 'Best GCSE Books' list
Denise Gossage’s innovative new revision guide Raise Your Grade has been given an excellent review, and selected as part of a ‘Best GCSE Books’ list.
‘With an innovative and unique approach to GCSE revision, Dr. Denise Gossage’s Raise Your Grade gives students an engaging and useful guide to passing exams with relative ease.’
30 Apr 2017: Biography of Clare Hollingworth optioned for film
Patrick’s Garrett’ biography of his great aunt, the journalist Clare Hollingworth, Of Fortunes and War, has been optioned by Eclipse Films.
29 Apr 2017: Mandy Smith on Sky News
Cabin Fever author Mandy Smith was on Sky News this morning, discussing a potential alcohol ban during flights.
28 Apr 2017: Chloe Banks returns to bestseller list
The gripping, mysterious The Art of Letting Go by Chloe Banks has moved into the Amazon top 40 bestsellers once again.
12 Apr 2017: Tom Stacey writes for Standpoint
Thistle author Tom Stacey has written a fascinating article for Standpoint magazine.
10 Apr 2017: Mandy Smith on BBC West Midlands
Cabin Fever author Mandy Smith was on the BBC this afternoon, discussing alcohol abuse on flights.
07 Apr 2017: Nick Knowles recommends The Man Who Would Be Jack
TV presenter Nick Knowles is a fan of David Bullock’s fascinating new book on Jack the Ripper:
“Can I recommend simply the best Jack the Ripper book ever written.”
06 Apr 2017: David McClure in the International Business Times
Another interesting piece from Royal Legacy author David McClure.
06 Apr 2017: Louise Moir BBC Radio interview
Louise Moir will be discussing her powerful memoir Irreplaceable, which tells the story of her husband’s suicide, on BBC Radio Sussex on 10th and 11th April at 2.30pm.
06 Apr 2017: Lots of publicity for Mapreaders & Multitaskers
Gavin Evans fascinating analysis of gender psychology Mapreaders & Multitaskers has been generating considerable interest since its recent launch, including the following interviews:
10 Mar 2017: An interview with Patrick Garrett
Patrick Garrett has given a fascinating interview to Womanthology, on his great aunt Clare Hollingworth, the subject of his book Of Fortunes and War.
06 Mar 2017: A prize nomination for Katie in Love
Chloe Thurlow’s sensational novel Katie in Love has been nominated for The People’s Book Prize.
02 Mar 2017: Patrick Delaforce has been awarded the Chevalier de Legion d'Honneur by France
The historian Patrick Delaforce has been awarded France’s highest honour, the Chevalier de Legion d’Honneur.
01 Mar 2017: Two finalists in the People's Book Prize
Two Thistle titles have been shortlisted for the People’s Book Prize ceremony, which will take place in May: A Life in Death by Richard Venables and Rickshaw by David McGrath. Both books were published by Thistle Publishing.
23 Feb 2017: Gavin Evans interview on 'Mapreaders' with Talk Radio
You can listen again to Gavin Evans fascinating interview with Talk Radio on his new book Mapreaders and Mindreaders.
23 Feb 2017: Gavin Evans on women, men & sexual desire in International Business Times
23 Feb 2017: Gavin Evans on Mapreaders And Multitaskers
An interesting interview with Gavin Evans on his new book Mapreaders And Multitaskers.
30 Jan 2017: A Life in Death moves into bestseller list
Richard Venables’ extraordinary memoir A Life in Death moved into the Amazon top ten bestseller list at the weekend, reaching #7.
16 Jan 2017: Of Fortunes and War extract in the Mail
There continues to be huge interest in Clare Hollingworth, who sadly passed away last week. This weekend, the Daily Mail serialised a passage from Patrick Garrett’s biography Of Fortunes and War:
There was also a piece in the Times:
13 Jan 2017: Clare Hollingworth
As most will be aware, this week brought the sad news of the passing of the great Clare Hollingworth, recently memorialised by Patrick Garrett in Of Fortunes and War.
The global response has been extraordinary. The following are just a handful of the more interesting pieces:
23 Dec 2016: David McClure on King Charles III
An interesting new piece by David McClure in the International Business Times:
22 Dec 2016: The People's Book Prize
Two Thistle titles -
29 Nov 2016: David Weston in the Telegraph
David Weston has written an entertaining piece in the Telegraph, in the course of promoting his excellent new novel Luciano’s War.
23 Nov 2016: Royal Legacy in the Daily Mirror
David McClure’s sensational book about the royal finances, Royal Legacy, featured heavily this week in an article in the Daily Mirror on the proposed Buckingham Palace repairs.
22 Nov 2016: Vikie Shanks in the Daily Express
The inspirational author of Unravelled, Vikie Shanks, was featured this week in the Daily Express.
21 Nov 2016: Two more bestsellers for Thistle Books
Over the weekend, two more titles published by Thistle Books reached the Amazon top 100 bestseller list: Earth: An Alien Enterprise by Timothy Good, and War Beneath the Sea by Peter Padfield (which reached the top 40).
08 Nov 2016: Chloe Banks back in Amazon bestseller list
Chloe Banks’ debut novel, The Art of Letting Go, has once again returned to the Amazon bestseller list, reaching number 39 over the weekend.
01 Nov 2016: Another great review for Patrick Garrett
Patrick Garrett’s fascinating biography of journalist Clare Hollingworth, Of Fortunes and War, has received another rave review, this time from the Literary Review:
‘The list of her assignments reads like a potted history of warfare, espionage and terrorism…she emerges in Garrett’s book as a rounded personality…The story of her life is a kaleidoscope of world events, shot through with determination and courage. It’s a great read.’
18 Oct 2016: Great review for Of Fortunes and War in The Oldie
There’s yet another terrific review for Patrick Garrett’s fascinating biography of journalist Clare Hollingworth in the current edition of The Oldie.
“All the excitement of a fast moving thriller.”
11 Oct 2016: Time Magazine covers launch of Of Fortunes and War
Patrick Garrett’s fascinating biography of journalist Clare Hollingworth continues to generate huge media interest, with a long piece in the current issue of Time Magazine.
03 Oct 2016: Of Fortunes and War in The Correspondent
There’s a terrific review for Patrick Garrett’s fascinating biography of journalist Clare Hollingworth in The Correspondent.
“The story of how Clare Hollingworth achieved her great scoop, the outbreak of World War Two, during her first week as a journalist is well known, but it is always worth telling again, especially when it is done with such verve and skill as it is by Patrick Garrett.”
03 Oct 2016: The M Room featured in The Telegraph
The M Room, by historian Helen Fry, was featured in a Telegpraph article this week on the preservation of important World War Two site Trent Park.
27 Sep 2016: Theo Aronson climbs the charts
Two titles by the ever-
22 Sep 2016: New Kindle Single from Nicholas Best
Nicholas Best’s powerful historical novella The Hangman’s Story has just been launched in the Kindle Single store -
07 Sep 2016: Two Thistle Books nominated for The People's Book Prize
Two Thistle titles have been nominated for The People’s Book Prize. If you have a moment, please do vote:
01 Sep 2016: Patrick Garrett interviewed by Deutsche Welle
There’s an interesting interview with author Patrick Garrett on his new biography of war reporter Clare Hollingworth in the Deutsche Welle this week.
“We are in the midst of an age of upheaval, marked by international crises. Does Hollingworth continue to observe these developments, despite her advanced age, and if so, how does she view them in light of her experiences?
Clare is a few weeks away from her 105th birthday, and she is now quite frail. Long ago she researched many of the themes that are only now achieving major prominence. [Republican presidential candidate] Donald Trump is suggesting that the US should abandon its NATO allies: This was an angle that Clare followed up in the 1960s. Clare was in Israel when the state was founded and all over the Middle East during World War II.
As for watching today -
Full interview (in English)
26 Aug 2016: Great review for Of Fortunes and War
Patrick Garrett’s terrific new biography of journalist Clare Hollingworth, Of Fortunes and War, has received a great review in the South China Morning Post.
‘A gripping account of a restless life that also illuminates profound social changes.’
16 Aug 2016: Long feature on Of Fortunes and War in the Telegraph
Patrick Garrett has written a very interesting long piece in the Telegraph on his new book Of Fortunes and War, a biography of pioneering journalist Clare Hollingworth.
10 Aug 2016: Patrick Garrett in The Courier
There’s an interesting piece in The Courier today on Patrick Garrett’s new biography of journalist Clare Hollingworth.
05 Aug 2016: Patrick Garrett in Quartz magazine
Patrick Garrett has written a fascinating new piece for Quartz magazine, based on his new book Of Fortunes and War: Clare Hollingworth, first of the female war correspondents, published last month.
‘From the 1930s onward, veteran war correspondent Clare Hollingworth made a century-
01 Aug 2016: Helen Fry documentary
Helen Fry’s documentary Spying on Hitler’s Army, based on her book The M Room, was shown this weekend on More4.
22 Jul 2016: Andrew Lownie on John Buchan
John Buchan biographer Andrew Lownie discusses the great man’s life and work in this interesting interview.
13 Jul 2016: Chloe Banks at the People's Book Awards
Congratulations to Chloe Banks, whose wonderful debut novel The Art of Letting Go was a finalist at last night’s People’s Book Awards, hosted by Frederick Forsyth.