Donald Trump is President-elect of the United States of America. Mainstream media and at least 50% of the US population (plus approximately 100% of the world) are still reeling. Here’s how 4th Estate authors met the news the morning of November 9th, 2016.
In an exciting publishing first, the German edition of A Modern Way to Eat by Anna Jones, published by Mosaik Verlag on 12th October, will be the only book in the world ever to be printed on apple paper: an eco-friendly, sustainable paper made from apple scraps. The paper was produced in the South Tyrol, one of Europe’s largest apple growing areas, using forty tonnes of scraps left over from apple juice production. A paper manufacturer succeeded in producing a completely biodegradable paper from this organic by-product.
From well-known and treasured stories including Aesop’s Fables, Black Beauty and The Tale of Peter Rabbit, to writers such as Michel de Montaigne, Anton Chekhov and T.S. Eliot, storytellers have used animals not only to capture the imagination of readers, but to deliver powerful and revealing messages about what it means to be human.
With just five weeks to go before a referendum on September 18th in which Scotland will decide whether or not they’ll end the 307-year union they have with England, we thought it would be nice to bring you some of 4th Estate and latterly Harper Perrenial’s most loved Scottish books. These titles draw on Scottish history and what it is to be Scottish, set against the beautiful backdrop of the Scottish land and waters. Read more…