The Wainwright Prize Longlist and More!

LONGLISTED FOR THE WAINWRIGHT PRIZE

WRITING ON GLOBAL CONSERVATION 2021

We are delighted to announce that Alastair McIntosh’s Riders on the Storm has been Longlisted for the prestigious Wainwright Prize 2021 for Writing on Global Conservation.

Alastair shows that conventional solutions to the climate crisis are not enough and offers a powerful vision for humanity that weaves together science, politics, psychology and spirituality.

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TOP TEN IN THE UK

HELEN MCCLORY AND BITTERHALL

This week Helen McClory has been picked by Kei Miller as one of The Guardian‘s 10 Best Emerging Writers in the UK. A story of obsession told between three unreliable narrators, her hotly-anticipated novel Bitterhall is set to join the canon of Scottish masterworks about duality, identity and obsession.

‘an elegant style which only gains in effectiveness as the haunted, gothic undercurrent of the novel becomes more apparent’
The Herald

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LOTTIE DOD – LITTLE WONDER

THE BATTLE OF THE SEXES

With qualification for Wimbledon 2021 in full swing we revisit the exploits of five-time champion Lottie Dod.

In the summer of her second Wimbledon win, in 1888, at the age of sixteen Lottie invited three of the best male tennis players of her age to a series of sporting duels. In an extract from Sasha Abramsky’s Little Wonder, we relive this extraordinary series of matches that turned perceptions upside down.

‘Eighty-five years before Billie Jean King and Bobby Riggs fought the ‘battle of the sexes,’ a Victorian teenager showed what women could do … Dod won more than a few break points simply by living her own life to the fullest’
The Atlantic

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IN THE NEWS

NEW REVIEWS FOR DCI DALEY

The latest novel in Denzil Meyrick’s DCI Daley series, For Any Other Truth continues to make a splash this week with big reviews in the Irish Independent and The Scotsman.

A Sunday Post top pick for Summer Reading, For Any Other Truth is the book no crime fan should be without – packed with authentic police procedure alongside Denzil’s trademark plot twists and gritty humour.

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