Eve Kalinik’s ground-breaking BE GOOD TO YOUR GUT published by Piatkus today


The first cookbook from nutritional therapist Eve Kalinik, BE GOOD TO YOUR GUT, is published today by Piatkus. The book is already a #1 Amazon bestseller in the Food Allergies category, and Eve’s work has attracted praise from Nick Barnard, founder of Rude Health, who calls Eve 'The most relevant and provocative nutritionist I've ever met'.

In BE GOOD TO YOUR GUT: The Ultimate Guide to Gut , nutritional therapist Eve Kalinik shows you the path to better digestion and reveals the far-reaching effects of good gut health - from a stronger immune system and balanced hormones to a greater resilience to stress and reduced inflammation.

The real work on getting your gut to be as healthy and happy as it can be starts with what you feed it. Eve's advice is complemented with over eighty enticing, nourishing recipes you'll want to eat over and over again, including Miso Cod with Wasabi Broccoli, Chocolate Chia Fudgy Pancakes, Matcha Banana Bread, Turmeric Chicken with Laksa Zoodles, Amandino Ice Cream and Happy Cow Burgers.

If you simply want to improve your gut health and overall wellbeing but don't know where to start, or you are looking for further insight into digestive conditions such as IBS, the advice in BE GOOD TO YOUR GUT will help you feel fantastic, and proves that being good to your gut is great for your taste buds, too.

BE GOOD TO YOUR GUT was serialised in Stella magazine this weekend, including recipes for a celeriac and sauerkraut rosti, cauliflower polenta and a matcha banana bread. Eve has also featured in Red magazine, talking about why it’s so important to look after your gut, and you can find more recipes in Psychologies Magazine and on Matchesfashion.com.

Eve is a BANT and CNHC registered Nutritional Therapist with a BA in Psychology. Following a 13 year career in fashion & editorial, Eve left the wonderfully crazy corporate world to follow a passion in all things naturopathic; being a true foodie, nutrition was the obvious path. Eve doesn’t believe in diets, but rather in an individually-tailored approach focused on eating beneficial and therapeutic foods for optimum health and wellness. Eve is a columnist for Psychologies and at Matches. She contributes regularly to newspapers and magazines, runs nutrition masterclasses and is a consultant for leading naturopathic brands. She has also contributed to books promoting health and wellness.

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Praise for Eve Kalinik:

'Each page oozes wisdom and insight, mirrored with realistic tips and advice on nurturing your digestive health' – Get the Gloss

'In a world of food fads, Eve's approach is grounded, sensible and do-able' –  Suzy Greaves, Editor, Psychologies

'Eve is smart and practical; her advice is spot on and her recipes are distinctive and easy to make' – Ian Marber, nutritional therapist and author

Elizabeth Chadwick’s Eleanor of Aquitaine trilogy draws to a close as THE AUTUMN THRONE is published in paperback today

THE AUTUMN THRONE is published in paperback today by Sphere, concluding the glorious retelling of the life of one the most powerful women in medieval Europe, Eleanor of Aquitaine, by one of the most-loved historical writers today, New York Times bestseller Elizabeth Chadwick.

Chadwick’s ELEANOR OF AQUITAINE trilogy opened with THE SUMMER QUEEN and was followed by THE WINTER CROWN, and was described by Choice Magazine as ‘engrossingly written and well researched.’ The beloved trilogy is being published in the UK, the USA, Germany, Portugal, Poland, Latvia, the Czech Republic, Bulgaria and Russia, with more languages expected.

England, 1176. Imprisoned by her husband, King Henry II, Eleanor of Aquitaine, Queen of England, refuses to let her powerful husband bully her into submission, even as he forces her away from her children and her birthright.

Freed only by Henry's death, Eleanor becomes dowager Queen of England. But the competition for land and power that Henry stirred up among his sons has intensified to a dangerous rivalry.

Eleanor needs every ounce of courage and fortitude as she crosses the Alps on horseback in winter to bring Richard his bride, and travels medieval Europe to ransom her beloved son. But even her indomitable spirit will be tested to its limits as she attempts to keep the peace between her warring sons, and find places in the centres of power for her daughters.


‘Fluid and entertaining… a novel packed with incident, interest and emotional depth. The medieval world she has created is rounded and convincing, the fruit of years of research… Highly recommended.’ – Historical Novel Society

‘THE AUTUMN THRONE completes Elizabeth Chadwick’s superb and, I would argue, definitive trilogy on the life of one of the most (if not THE most) astonishing female figures in medieval history. I’ve always said that reading an Elizabeth Chadwick novel is not like reading history at all, it’s experiencing it… I feel that I’ve been allowed into Eleanor’s thoughts and given a chance to see and know her as I imagine she may well have been. Eleanor was a truly remarkable woman, her story is the stuff of legend, and Elizabeth Chadwick has done her justice.’ – For Winter Nights

Praise for Elizabeth Chadwick and the ELEANOR OF AQUITAINE series

‘An author who makes history come gloriously alive.’ – The Times

‘Picking up an Elizabeth Chadwick novel, you know you are in for a sumptuous ride. Beautifully strong characters and a real feel for time and place.’ – The Daily Telegraph

‘A magnificent woman’s story told by a brilliant historical novelist; realistic, emotional, vibrant, exciting and unputdownable.’ – RT Book Reviews, July Top Pick

Read more about Elizabeth Chadwick on the Blake Friedmann website or her website.

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Deon Meyer and his Icelandic translator Dísa Bachmann have been shortlisted for the Icepick Award 2017 for THIRTEEN HOURS (Hodder & Stoughton, 2011).

The Icepick is the Iceland Noir Award for best translated crime fiction in Iceland. The winner will be announced during the Iceland Noir Festival which is held from 14-18 November 2017. Other authors on the shortlist include Ann Cleeves and Jo Nesbø.

THIRTEEN HOURS is part of Deon Meyer’s the Benny Griessel series; the latest of which is ICARUS (Hodder and Stoughton, 2015). Benny Griessel is back, however, in THE WOMAN IN THE BLUE CLOAK, published this summer in Holland as part of their Crime and Thriller Week, with South African and German publications soon to follow. THIRTEEN HOURS is shortlisted for the Icepick Award because of its recent release in Iceland, where SEVEN DAYS will be following soon.

Meyer is the winner of the 2011 Boeke Prize in South Africa and shortlisted for the 2010 CWA International Dagger for Best Translated Crime Fiction. Meyer’s books have been sold in 23 countries, and have been awarded many prizes around the world: the Deutsche Krimi Prize in Germany, the ATKV Prize in South Africa, and Le Grand Prix de Littérature Policière and Le Prix Mystère de la Critique in France. COBRA was shortlisted for the 2015 CWA International Dagger, THIRTEEN HOURS was shortlisted for the 2010 CWA International Dagger, and HEART OF THE HUNTER, was longlisted for the 2005 IMPAC Prize and selected as one of Chicago Tribune's '10 best mysteries and thrillers of 2004'.

Deon Meyer’s stunning standalone post-apocalyptic thriller, FEVER was published in the UK and Holland earlier this year, and this month in the US and Canada by Grove Atlantic and House of Anansi respectively.  


’Reminiscent of THE STAND and THE PASSAGE. Great stuff.’ – Stephen King

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FEVER, the number one bestseller by Deon Meyer, is published today in in the USA by Grove Atlantic, hot on the heels of the Canadian publication by House of Anansi. Translated into English by K.L. Seegers, FEVER shot to the top of the South African charts after its release in English, (Hodder and Jonathan Ball, 2017), having already been No. 1 in its Afrikaans edition, KOORS (Tafelberg, 2016). The Dutch edition (A.W. Bruna, 2017) also leaped into the Top 20 in the Netherlands, where Deon was selected as the national Crime and Thriller Week’s Author and commissioned to write a special novella – DE VROUW IN DE BLAUWE MANTEL (THE WOMAN IN THE BLUE CLOAK), which features his beloved police detective Benny Griessel. THE WOMAN IN THE BLUE CLOAK, will be published later this year by NB Publishers in South Africa, and Aufbau in Germany.

Stephen King has described FEVER as ‘great stuff’, reminiscent of Justin Cronin’s THE PASSAGE and his own novel THE STAND. FEVER is an Amazon Sci-Fi Book of the Month for September and was described as ‘a remarkable literary achievement’ in Booklist’s Starred Review. It has also drawn praise from other writers:

‘FEVER is one of the best books of the year. Deon Meyer is a masterful writer and has created a stunning epic that brims with emotion. The mystery, thrills, and action kept me riveted to every page. Highly recommended.’ — Adam Hamdy, author of Pendulum

‘FEVER bears comparison with landmarks in the genre such as THE STAND ...The novel explores humanity at its best and worst; the crushing loss of civilisation with everything that means for the structure of society...This great book asks us to reflect on our own hidden natures - how would we react if the world we knew came to an end tomorrow?’ — Vaseem Khan, author of The Unexpected Inheritance of Inspector Chopra

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Deon Meyer’s work has been published in over 27 countries. In 2016, he was the second bestselling author in South Africa in any language, after J.K. Rowling. His novel THIRTEEN HOURS has just been shortlisted for the Icepick Award,  to be awarded at the Iceland Noir Festival in November 2017. He also won the Deutsche Krimi Preis 2009 for BLOOD SAFARI, Le Grand Prix de Littérature Policière 2003 for DEAD BEFORE DYING and Le Prix Mystère de la Critique 2004 for DEAD AT DAYBREAK, which was adapted for an Afrikaans M-Net TV series (SA). THIRTEEN HOURS was the winner of the Barry Award in the Best Thriller category 2011 and was shortlisted for the Macavity Best Mystery Novel Award. He has been shortlisted for the CWA International Dagger three times and many of his books have been optioned for film. DEAD BEFORE DYING was filmed for a 6-part TV series, titled CAPE TOWN, featuring his character Mat Joubert.

Praise for Deon Meyer:
‘Deon Meyer is not just South Africa’s greatest crime writer, he’s up there with the best in the world.’ — Marcel Berlins, The Times

‘Deon Meyer's name on the cover is a guarantee of crime writing at its best.’ — Tess Gerritsen

'Deon Meyer is one of the giants of crime fiction.' — El Mundo

‘Deon Meyer is a top notch plotter and has created one of the best ensemble (and multi-racial) casts of any modern police procedural series.’ — Shots magazine

‘Crime fiction with real texture and intelligence.’ — Independent


Visit Deon’s website, or read more on the Blake Friedmann website.

Follow Deon on Twitter @MeyerDeon.


Blake Friedmann is looking for an energetic, creative and highly motivated Book Department Assistant to work on a 6-month (potentially renewable) contract, for three days a week, beginning from the week of 16 October 2017. This role will support the overall running of the Book Department, in addition to some reception duties and administrative tasks for the Finance, Contracts and Foreign Rights Departments.

The ideal candidate will be highly organised, have an ability to pick up new systems quickly, and will feel confident handling a varied, high-volume workload, including contractual processing and data entering. They will also have a passion for books, excellent communication skills, an understanding of digital and social media, and a sharp eye for detail. Familiarity with the Bradbury Phillips system would be an advantage.

This role offers an ideal opportunity to an individual with administrative skills and some initial publishing or internship experience to discover more about publishing, receive further training and develop their knowledge and contacts within the industry, while working with some flexibility in a friendly, creative environment.

To apply: please send your cover letter and CV to Melis Dagoglu at melis@blakefriedmann.co.uk.

Closing date for applications: Monday 11 September 2017.