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Richard Morris
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Richard Morris
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Who's In, Who's Out: The Journals of Kenneth Rose

Kenneth Rose
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Kenneth Rose
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Trenchard: Father of the Royal Air Force

Russell Miller
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Russell Miller

'A magnetic and colourful portrait' Daily TelegraphHugh 'Boom' Trenchard was embarrassed by being described as 'The Father of the Royal Air Force' - he thought others were more deserving. But the reality was that no man did more to establish the world's first independent air force and ensure its survival in the teeth of fierce opposition from both the Admiralty and the War Office. Born in Taunton in 1873, Trenchard struggled at school, not helped by the shame of his solicitor father's bankruptcy when he was sixteen. He failed entrance examinations to both the Royal Navy and the Army several times, eventually obtaining a commission through the 'back door' of the militia. After service in India, South Africa - where he was seriously wounded - and Nigeria, he found his destiny when he joined the fledgling Royal Flying Corps in 1912, where he was soon known as 'Boom' thanks to his stentorian voice. Quick to recognise the huge potential aircraft offered in future conflicts, he rose rapidly to command the RFC in France during the First World War despite handicaps that would have blighted conventional military careers: he was obstinate, tactless, inarticulate and chronically unable to remember names - yet he was able to inspire unflagging loyalty among all ranks. Despite his conspicuous distrust of politicians, he served as a successful Chief of the Air Staff for a decade after the war and then, at the personal request of the King, took over as Commissioner of the Metropolitan Police, which he reorganised and reformed. He never wavered in his belief that mastery of the air could only be achieved by relentless offensive action, or in his determined advocacy of strategic bombing. His most enduring legacy was the creation of the finest air force in the world, engendered with the spirit that won the Battle of Britain.

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Les Parisiennes

Anne Sebba
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Anne Sebba

WINNER OF THE FRANCO-BRITISH SOCIETY BOOK PRIZE 2016June, 1940. German troops enter Paris and hoist the swastika over the Arc de Triomphe. The dark days of Occupation begin. How would you have survived? By collaborating with the Nazis, or risking the lives of you and your loved ones to resist? The women of Paris faced this dilemma every day - whether choosing between rations and the black market, or travelling on the Metro, where a German soldier had priority for a seat. Between the extremes of defiance and collusion was a vast moral grey area which all Parisiennes had to navigate in order to survive.Anne Sebba has sought out and interviewed scores of women, and brings us their unforgettable testimonies. Her fascinating cast includes both native Parisiennes and temporary residents: American women and Nazi wives; spies, mothers, mistresses, artists, fashion designers and aristocrats. The result is an enthralling account of life during the Second World War and in the years of recovery and recrimination that followed the Liberation of Paris in 1944. It is a story of fear, deprivation and secrets - and, as ever in the French capital, glamour and determination.

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My History

Antonia Fraser
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Antonia Fraser

The childhood and early life memoir of Antonia Fraser, one of our finest narrative historians.Antonia Fraser's magical memoir describes growing up in the 1930s and '40s, but its real concern is with her growing love of history. A fascination that began with reading Our Island Story and her evacuation to an Elizabethan manor house at the beginning of the Second World War soon developed into an enduring passion, becoming, in her own words, 'an essential part of the enjoyment of life'.My History follows Antonia's relationship with her family: she was the eldest of eight children. Her parents Frank and Elizabeth Pakenham, later Lord and Lady Longford, were both Labour politicians. Then there are her adventures as a self-made debutante before Oxford University and a fortunate coincidence that leads to her working in publishing. It closes with the publication of her first major historical work, Mary Queen of Scots - a book that became a worldwide bestseller. Told with inimitable humour and style, this is an unforgettable account of one person's journey towards becoming a writer - and a historian.

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Perilous Question

Antonia Fraser
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Antonia Fraser
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Uncle Bill

Russell Miller
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Russell Miller
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A Social History of The Third Reich

Richard Grunberger
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Richard Grunberger

One of the most devastating portraits ever drawn of a human society - life in Hitler's Germany during the Third ReichThe Nazis developed a social system unprecedented in history. It was rigidly hierarchical, with the seemingly beneficent and ascetic figure of Hitler at the top - focus for the homage and aspirations of every man,woman and child. How did the 'ordinary citizen' live under such a system? The author discusses such subjects as beauty in the Third Reich (no cosmetics, no slimming) as well as charting how you progressed to the elite Nazi cadres - administrators, propagandists or coercers. It shows childhood with the Hitler Youth and describes the intense medieval ritual injected into every phase of life from school and university to farm labour. It shows life in the office, in industry, in the professions - doctors, lawyers, artists - and in the Nazi Party itself. Finally, it documents what happened at the two extremes of German society - to the aristocrats and to the Jews.

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LES PARISENNES to be published in 2016

NEWS: Weidenfeld and Nicolson to publish two new books by bestselling historian Anne Sebba

Alan Samson, Publisher Non-Fiction at the Orion Publishing Group has acquired UK and Commonwealth rights to two new books by the bestselling historian Anne Sebba, author of THAT WOMAN: The Life of Wallis Simpson, Duchess of Windsor. The deal was negotiated with Clare Alexander of Aitken Alexander Associates.

BY MINA HOLLAND

Mama: The Food That Makes Us

Amanda Harris, Deputy Publisher, Non-fiction at Orion Publishing Group has bought UK & Commonwealth Rights from Jon Elek at United Agents for Mina Holland’s MAMA: THE FOOD THAT MAKES US. Weidenfeld & Nicolson are to publish the book as a hardback and eBook (£18.99, £9.99) in February 2017.

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Orion Art and Design Student Competition

The Versions of Us is a beautiful, vibrant, uplifting literary novel, published to much critical acclaim. Central to the story is a painting, which we would like you to interpret in any way you want. The winner will have the opportunity to work with the award-winning Art Department at Orion Books and have their design appear on a book. They will also win a 12 month mentoring course from Illustration Ltd, who will provide support with your portfolio so it’s ready for graduation, and you can visit the agency in London who will option your work for future representation.

Author of Children of the Jacaranda Tree

A Conversation with Sahar Delijani

Read a conversation with author of Children of the Jacaranda Tree, Sahar Delijani.

Coming November 2013

Read an Extract from Michael Connelly's THE GODS OF GUILT

Read an early extract from THE GODS OF GUILT by Michael Connelly, coming November 2013 by clicking the READ button below.

W&N to publish Among the Wholesome Children by Sarah Weinman

The publishers of the first UK edition of Lolita by Vladimir Nabokov (1959), are to publish Sarah Weinman's account of the abduction and tragic life of Sally Horner, the real-life inspiration for Lolita.

Weidenfeld & Nicolson Acquires The Unpublished Stories of Elmore Leonard

Weidenfeld & Nicolson and The Orion Publishing Group are delighted to announce they have acquired a collection of fifteen unpublished stories by Elmore Leonard.

I AM MALALA published October 2013

NEWS: Malala Yousafzai's Remarkable Story to be Published

Arzu Tahsin, deputy publishing director, Weidenfeld & Nicolson announced today that Weidenfeld & Nicolson has acquired UK & Commonwealth rights in conjunction with Little, Brown in the USA, who hold world rights, in I AM MALALA by Malala Yousafzai. The book is scheduled for publication in autumn 2013.

Scientist's second book on how our genes define us

Weidenfeld & Nicolson to publish Adam Rutherford

W&N have bought rights to two new books by science writer and broadcaster Adam Rutherford. The first book, provisionally entitled KNOW THYSELF, will be a definitive guide to what our genes tell us about ourselves and will be published in February 2016.

Weidenfeld & Nicolson has acquired a cultural history of Istanbul by acclaimed historian Bettany Hughes

NEWS: Bettany Hughes' Book ISTANBUL to Weidenfeld & Nicolson

Weidenfeld & Nicolson has acquired a cultural history of Istanbul by acclaimed historian Bettany Hughes. Alan Samson, Publisher of Weidenfeld & Nicolson, bought World rights from Julian Alexander of LAW to Istanbul, which will be published in hardback in 2014.

HIGH-CONCEPT NOVELS ACQUIRED

Bear Grylls Thrillers to be Published by Orion

Orion has signed international adventurer Bear Grylls to write a series of action-adventure thrillers, featuring Dan Ranger, ex-SAS, ecologist and adventurer extraordinaire. The first book Ghost Flight, will be published in May 2015.