Deal News: North American Rights for IAN FLEMING’S WAR sold to Rare Bird Books

North American rights have been snapped up by Rare Bird Books in Los Angeles for an edition to coincide with the UK release in August.

Both editions include a foreword by Anthony Horowitz OBE, a James Bond continuation novelist, creator of Foyle’s War, and the Alex Rider young adult series, who said:

“By shining new light on Fleming’s role in intelligence, the people he met and the adventures he had with them, Mark Simmons brilliantly illuminates the hero who was his greatest creation.”

Translation rights are available.

The UK edition publishes on August 3rd, 2020. Pre-order here.

Deal News: ANATOMY OF A SPY to TANAPAEV in Estonia

We are delighted to announce that Estonian rights have been sold to publisher TANAPAEV, brokered by Andrew Nurnberg Baltic.

‘There are very few ex-intelligence officers who know their stuff better than Michael Smith. If you’re want to know why spies put their lives in danger, this is the book for you.’ (Andy McNab)

‘Definitely an essential handbook for the layman as well as the molehunter and counter-intelligence professional.’ (Nigel West)

“A wide-ranging survey of the reasons why people spy which mixes the familiar with the less well-known , corrects numerous myths and provides many new insights by a master intelligence expert.” (Andrew Lownie, author of Stalin’s Englishman)

TANAPAEV is one of the biggest publishers in Estonia and publish around 140 titles per year. They have also published PERMANENT RECORD by Edward Snowden.

Deal News: INSIDE ALLENWOOD – MONEY, MOBSTERS & ENRON – THE STORY OF A BRITISH BANKER BEHIND BARS by Giles Darby

Giles Darby (with George Harrison) will tell his story in INSIDE ALLENWOOD: MONEY, MOBSTERS & ENRON – THE STORY OF A BRITISH BANKER BEHIND BARS, the memoir of a British banker jailed in 2008 for his involvement in a $7M fraud against his employer, NatWest, caught up in the Enron scandal.

The author and his codefendants became the subject of extensive media coverage when the U.S. government demanded their extradition.

Darby served the first part of his sentence in Allenwood, Pennsylvania, where he was jailed alongside mobsters, drug lords, and gangsters, before finishing his sentence in the U.K.

For publication in the summer of 2020 by Quiller Books.

Deal News: IAN FLEMING’S WAR – THE INSPIRATION FOR 007 by Mark Simmons

Former Royal Marine and Commando Mark Simmons‘s IAN FLEMING’S WAR: THE INSPIRATION FOR 007, examines the work of Ian Fleming in Naval Intelligence and a myriad of characters and events, many stranger than fiction, that influenced his writing.

UK & Commonwealth rights were sold to The History Press for publication in August 2020 with a foreword by Anthony Horowitz.

Mark comes from a family with a long tradition of service in the Royal Navy and Royal Marines. He served in 3 Commando Brigade, and with the Commando Logistics Regiment. With the Regiment he took part in the Belize emergency of 1977, and served on detached duties with 42 Commando, the Mountain & Arctic Warfare Cadre, and 36 MAU of the United States Marines.

He is the author of several books including Agent Cicero: Hitler’s Most Successful Spy (2014, The History Press) and most recently Ian Fleming and Operation Golden Eye: Keeping Spain out of World War II (2018, Casemate).

Deal News: ENGLAND IN THE AGE OF CHARLES DICKENS by Jeremy Black MBE

This book provides a history of England from the perspective of Charles Dickens’ most important and popular fictional writings. The emphasis will be on contextualising the writings, and on describing England in part from their perspective.

The first book will also be released in the UK by Amberley Publishing Publishing in early 2021.

Jeremy Black is Professor of History at the University of Exeter and a prolific lecturer and writer, with over 100 books to his name and the most sustained presentation of British history in recent decades. His interests include military history, British politics, newspaper and cartographic history, and international relations.

‘He puts complex issues regarding British and English identity, patriotism, ethnicity and nationhood into their proper historical context, and makes them perfectly comprehensible.’

– Andrew Roberts, author of ‘Churchill: Walking with Destiny’

Jeremy’s most recent works include English Nationalism: A Short History (Hurst, 2019), A Brief History of Spain (Robinson, 2019) and A Brief History of Italy (Robinson, 2018).