After The Storm is set in Roatan, an island in the Caribbean Sea. that is beautiful but has a kind of frontier feeling where the normal rules do not apply. The Roatan in my novel is sun-soaked and stunning on the surface but with something dark underneath.
'Hugely enjoyable. The author winds up tension into an explosion of fast-paced events.' Conn Iggulden
We’re excited to announce that Mary Gibson’s debut novel, Custard Tarts and Broken Hearts, has been chosen for World Book Night 2015. The story of a factory girl in Bermondsey through WW1 is one of 20 novels selected by The Reading Agency to take part in the event, which aims to shine a light on volunteering and social action.
On a remote Swedish island, a little girl, Klara, grows up without a father. Now, twenty years later, working as an EU Parliament aide in Brussels, Klara discovers a secret: a secret that powerful men will kill to keep hidden.
Meanwhile, in Virginia, an old spy hides from his past. Once, he was a man of action, an operative so dedicated that he abandoned his infant daughter to keep his cover.
It is with great sadness that we learned of the death of Colleen McCullough today. Col has been with Head of Zeus since its inception three years ago, but our connection goes back much further -- Anthony Cheetham and Rosie de Courcy first worked with Col when they published THE THORN BIRDS at Futura in 1977.
The World's War by David Olusoga was named World War One Book of the Year at the Political Book Awards yesterday evening.
Head of Zeus CEO Amanda Ridout said: ‘We are thrilled that such an important and interesting take on the Great War has been appropriately recognized and rewarded. Our congratulations to David.’
I feel like I am coming up for air, finally escaping from the hamster wheel of creativity that has kept me chained to my keyboard for the last few months. My mind has been so full of books, with all the characters knocking on the inside of my head to be let out. To quieten them, I’ve had no choice but to sit tip-tapping away for hours, days, and weeks until they have been exorcised.
Who am I kidding? I LOVE EVERY MINUTE OF IT! I think sitting in my pj’s with tea on tap is the best job in the world. I feel very lucky.
800 years ago, Magna Carta was signed. Since then, it has been variously appropriated. But what exactly did it say?
This will be the year of Magna Carta. It is a year rich in historical anniversaries, including those of the battles of Agincourt (1415) and Waterloo (1815). But it is the commemoration of King John’s great concession at Runnymede on June 15 1215 that should dominate our thoughts, as we consider the profound influence that the Great Charter has had on eight centuries of history in England, Britain and the English-speaking world.