Unveiled here for the first time, the cover for ‘Bring Up The Bodies’ by Hilary Mantel.
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‘My boy Thomas, give him a dirty look and he’ll gouge your eye out. Trip him, and he’ll cut off your leg,’ says Walter Cromwell in the year 1500. ‘But if you don’t cut across him he’s a very gentleman. And he’ll stand anyone a drink.’
Following his Guardian First Book Award win last week for ‘The Emperor of all Maladies: A Biography of Cancer‘, Siddhartha Mukherjee was interviewd by BBC Radio 4‘s The Today Programme. You can listen again here
On Monday 5th December, food journalist and 4th Estate author Joanna Blythman took part in a BBC Panorama show investigating supermarkets’ discounting claims.
The BBC says: “Sophie Raworth takes her trolley round the aisles of Britain’s biggest supermarket chains and reveals some nasty surprises at the checkout.”
The Guardian First Book Award ceremony was held last night at the Tate Modern, and – much to our delight – ‘The Emperor of All Maladies’ by Siddhartha Mukherjee has won.
4th Estate have a great history with the Guardian First Book Award, having won three times previously with ‘Stuart: A Life Backwards’ (2005) ‘A Thousand Years of Good Prayers’ (2006) and ‘The Rest is Noise’ (2008)