Carole Blake's 50 Years in Publishing Gallery

Carole Blake celebrated 50 years in publishing with a fantastic event at The Stationers’ Hall last year. Among the attendees were colleagues past and present, Blake Friedmann authors, UK and foreign publishers and friends Carole had made over the course of her career. With the anniversary of this memorable occasion today (to those few who can remember the whole night…), we’re delighted  to have a gallery of Jack Ladenburg’s photography from the night up here.

Elizabeth Chadwick’s THE WINTER CROWN published in the UK today

Elizabeth Chadwick’s second novel in her Eleanor of Aquitaine trilogy is published in hardback by Sphere today.

Winter 1154: Eleanor, Queen of England, is biding her time. Married now to England’s King Henry II, he battles for land across the channel, while Eleanor fulfils her duty as acting ruler and bearer of royal children. But she wants to be more than this - if only Henry would let her. Instead, Henry belittles and excludes her leaving Eleanor side-lined and angry. As her sons become young men, frustrated at Henry's hoarding of power, Eleanor is forced into a rebellion of devastating consequences.

The first in the trilogy, THE SUMMER QUEEN, was published by Sphere in 2013, and was featured in Bloggers Recommend as one of the 22 must reads for July 2014, and was the July Top Pick on RT Book Reviews, who called it “realistic, emotional, vibrant, exciting and unputdownable.”

Rights to both books have been sold in the US (Sourcebooks), Germany (Blanvalet), Latvia (Kontinent) and Czech Republic (Euromedia).

Praise for Elizabeth Chadwick:

'The best writer of medieval fiction currently around.' -- Historical Novel Review

'The author blends authentic period details with modern convention for emotional drama.' -- Elizabeth Buchan, Mail on Sunday


'Elizabeth Chadwick... brings history to life so vividly it is as if we are witnessing it ourselves and not simply reading it on the page.' – Kate Atherton, For Winter Nights


 ‘Engrossingly written and well researched, this is the first in a promised trilogy on Eleanor of Aquitaine… one of the medieval period’s wealthiest and most influential women.’ – Choice Magazine

‘Sucked me right in from the start, and refused to let me go ... one of my favourite reads of the year, and I may even go as far as to call it one of the best historical fiction novels I’ve ever read.’ – A Thousand and One Books

Liz Fenwick & Sue Moorcroft shortlisted for Romantic Reader Awards

Liz Fenwick’s  A CORNISH STRANGER (Orion, 2014) and Sue Moorcroft’s THE WEDDING PROPOSAL (Choc Lit, 2014) have both been Shortlisted for the 2014 Festival of Romance Romantic Reader Awards. Both Sue and Liz are past recipients of the award – Liz Fenwick in 2013 for A CORNISH AFFAIR (Orion, 2012) and Sue Moorcroft in 2011 for LOVE AND FREEDOM (Choc Lit, 2011).

The Romance Reader Awards are judged by a team of volunteer readers who may have no commercial or other interest in writing or publishing, and the winner will be announced this Saturday, 13 September at the Festival of Romance in Leighton Buzzard.


Praise for Liz Fenwick:

‘A CORNISH AFFFAIR is touched with intrigue and romance, a bewitching, escapist read that is certain to delight readers.' – Jera’s Jamboree

Praise for Sue Moorcroft:

‘I love all of Sue Moorcroft’s books!’ Katie Fforde