Archive for November, 2011

  • I Married You For Happiness: Errata

    I married you for happiness
    • Nov 25, 2011 •

    The following permissions should have appeared in the first printing of 4th Estate’s export copies of‘I Married You For Happiness’ by Lily Tuck

    LA VIE EN ROSE

    Music by Louiguy

    Words by Edith Piaf

    © Copyright 1947 Editions Musicales BEUSCHER-ARPÈGE.

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  • Wolf Hall to be made into mini series by the BBC and HBO.

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    Wolf Hall to be made into mini series by the BBC and HBO.

    The BBC and HBO are developing a TV drama mini-series adaptation of Hilary Mantel’s Man Booker prize-winning historical novel Wolf Hall to be broadcast on BBC2.

    Wolf Hall charts the rise to power of Thomas Cromwell in the court of Henry VIII.

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  • Then Again by Diane Keaton

    Then again

    Diane Keaton’s career has spanned almost 50 years.  She started off on stage where she was nominated for a Tony Award, before progressing onto the big screen with her 1970 film debut Lovers and Other Strangers and continues through to the present day.  It includes a huge range of titles and genres from the epic crime films of The Godfather trilogy, comedy such as The First Wives Club and the cult classic, Annie Hall which first propelled her into the mainstream.

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  • Bring Up The Bodies by Hilary Mantel

    Hilary Mantel
    • Nov 14, 2011 • Tags: ,

    Title of the follow-up to ‘Wolf Hall’ is announced – ‘Bring Up The Bodies’

    In May 2012, 4th Estate will publish Bring up the Bodies, Hilary Mantel’s follow-up to her 2009 Man Booker Prize winner and international bestseller Wolf Hall. The novel was acquired from Bill Hamilton at A.M. Heath.

    Nicholas Pearson, Publishing Director at 4th Estate comments: ‘We are thrilled to be able to announce that Hilary Mantel has delivered a new novel. In Bring up the Bodies, she has turned her attention to the downfall of Anne Boleyn, a story at the heart of Tudor history, and in Mantel’s hands, every bit as illuminating, terrifying and utterly compelling as one might expect. Like its predecessor, Wolf Hall, it is hard to think of anything in contemporary fiction quite like it, and it will certainly delight her many fans all over the world.’

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  • Guardian First Book Award Shortlist

    Guardian First Book Award
    • Nov 12, 2011 •

    The Guardian First Book Award shortlist has been announced and the Pulitzer Prize-winning ‘The Emperor of all Maladies’ has made the list.

    4th Estate have a great history with the Guardian First Book Award, having won three times with ‘Stuart: A Life Backwards’ (2005) ‘A Thousand Years of Good Prayers’ (2006) and ‘The Rest is Noise’ (2008)

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  • 4th Estate’s Guardian Award-winning ebooks £3.99

    The Guardian First Book Award shortlist has been announced and the Pulitzer Prize-winning ‘The Emperor of all Maladies’ has made the list.

    4th Estate have a great history with the Guardian First Book Award, having won three times with ‘Stuart: A Life Backwards’ (2005) ‘A Thousand Years of Good Prayers’ (2006) and ‘The Rest is Noise’ (2008)

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  • Orlando’s Gap Yah Book Touah!!

    Gap Yah Plannah by Orlando
    • Nov 11, 2011 • Tags: , , ,

    This has literally been the most glamorous and exotic book tour imaginable; London, Oxford, Norwich. I was hoping Fourth Estate would also send me out to Tanzanah in Africah, but apparently the number of extra books I could sell out thah ‘wouldn’t warrant the cost’ of sending me. I was as surprised as anyone, but then I was told people could just get a signed book in the UK and then bring it out on their gap yah. These publishers think of everything. Besides, I had just come back from Tanzanah anyway (went there on my gap yah – rentals footed the bill…) so I probs didn’t need to go again. In fact, I’d been to most places in the world, recently – Australiah, Africah, South Americah, South East Asiah, Indyah, basically, like, everywah. So maybe it was time I did some exploring, but not in the foreign, in the UK.

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  • Fiction4theFuture – Communion Town

    • Nov 3, 2011 •

    A City in Ten Chapters

    Two travellers arrive in an unknown city: Ulya and Nicolas are asylum seekers, hoping for safety and a better life, but instead they find a haunted metropolis whose people live in fear of the monsters in the shadows. When her brother disappears, Ulya learns how easily anyone can fall into the city’s underworld.

    Communion Town maps this imaginary city, and explores the ways in which it invents itself by creating outcasts and scapegoats. As the novel unfolds in different parts of the city, we encounter a lovelorn folk-singer, an introverted child, a repressed detective, a slaughterhouse worker, a lost tourist, a ghost and a gigolo. From their lonely voices we gather the many-faceted story of the city: a place imagined differently by each citizen as he or she searches for connection, transformation or escape.

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  • Communion Town by Sam Thompson

    • Nov 3, 2011 •

    Do you remember how you came to this city, Ulya? Think back, because we need to agree on what happened right from the start. I want to help him out as much as you do, believe me. I know you’re worried, and in your place I’d be the same—but I can promise you that conditions are actually quite tolerable in there. So let’s approach this calmly. When I’ve said what I have to say, I’m going to offer you an opportunity, and I hope you’ll feel able to respond.

    You mustn’t be surprised if I seem to know a good deal about your life over these past months: maybe more than you know yourself. The fact is I’ve been here all along. You won’t have seen me, but I’ve kept a discreet eye on your progress. So why don’t I go ahead and talk you through the way I see it? Then you can correct me on the finer points, fill in the details, let me know your side of the story. How does that sound?

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  • Fiction4theFuture – Another Country

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    • Nov 3, 2011 • Tags:

    Anjali Joseph was born in Bombay in 1978. She read English at Trinity College, Cambridge, and has taught English at the Sorbonne. More recently she has written for the Times of India in Bombay and been a Commissioning Editor for ELLE (India). She graduated from the MA in Creative Writing at the University of East Anglia with distinction in 2008. Her first novel, Saraswati Park, was published by 4th Estate in 2010.

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