by Lynsey on Mar 30, 2010 at 10:45 am
Here’s a video clip from the upcoming TV show “Rizzoli & Isles”, based on Tess Gerritsen’s bestselling novels.
Angie Harmon plays Jane Rizzoli and Sasha Alexander plays Maura Isles.
by Lynsey on Mar 29, 2010 at 10:34 am
The book will be published in a lavishly illustrated hardback format by Bantam Press on 30 September 2010.
In My World, Cheryl allows us an intimate glimpse behind the scenes of her busy and fascinating life. Packed full of previously unseen photographs from Cheryl’s own personal collection of favourites, together with dozens of stunning and exclusive new images, this book will be a must-have for her millions of devoted fans.
Transworld editorial director Sarah Emsley, who bought the book from literary agent Pat Lomax at Bell Lomax Moreton said, ‘Last year Cheryl Cole had a number one single, a number one album and was a judge on the UK’s most successful television programme. She continues to be an integral member of the most successful girl band the UK has ever seen. Warm, talented incredibly beautiful, greatly loved by the British public and an absolute joy to work with, she is the most talked about celebrity in the UK today. We could not be more thrilled to be publishing the first official Cheryl Cole book.’
Cheryl Cole says:
‘I think looking at pictures is a bit like listening to music – it reminds you of what was happening and how you were feeling at certain times in your life. Sometimes I look at old pictures and I can’t believe that was me. I think we all do that. I went through a phase of being a bit tomboyish when I loved trainers and Timberland boots and baggy trousers. I had pink streaks in my hair at one point but I was experimenting and at the time I liked it. I can look at photos and straight away they’ll bring back loads of memories. That’s really why I wanted to do this book, so I could choose pictures that mean something to me and tell the stories that go with them.’
For more information please contact Alison Barrow, Director of Media Relations, Transworld Publishers on 020 8231 6654 or 07970 450184
by Lynsey on Mar 25, 2010 at 11:39 am
Mike Perham broke all records this year by circumnavigating the globe by himself at the age of 17. He has put all of his experiences of this journey and his previous adventure across the Atlantic ocean (at 16!) into ‘Sailing the Dream’, published by Bantam Press on Thursday 18th March.
Here’s Mike outside Hatchard’s after signing piles of copies of ‘Sailing the Dream’ last Thursday.
Mike will also be talking about his adventures around the world TONIGHT 8pm at Oakmere Library in Potters Bar! Call 01438 737 333 to get your ticket. Don’t miss it!
by Lynsey on Mar 24, 2010 at 6:08 pm
It’s competition madness here at Transworld towers! We have yet another fantastic giveaway for you!
Do you remember the 2008 YouTube clip that became an internet phenomenon? It showed the emotional reunion of two young men and their pet lion, Christian, after they had left him in Africa to be introduced into his rightful home in the wild.
In A Lion Called Christian those two men, Anthony ‘Ace’ Bourke and John Rendall, tell their amazing story – how they visited London from Australia in 1969 and bought a boisterous lion cub in Harrods. For a while, the three of them lived together as flatmates on the King’s Road, Chelsea, where Christian became a local celebrity. But he was growing up, fast, and even the church garden in which he exercised was becoming too small for him. How could Ace and John avoid incarcerating him in a zoo for the rest of his life?
To celebrate the paperback release of this fantastic book, we’ve got 8 copies of the TV special on DVD. Filmed in 2009, this film pulls together this amazing story, using up to date interviews, the original footage of Christian filmed in both London and Kenya, the reunion between the three and exclusive new footage of a second reunion which was to be the last time the two men would see Christian.
To enter, all you have to do is email your name and address to email@example.com with ‘Lion Called Christian’ in the subject line.
The winners will be chosen on Monday 29th March.
by Lynsey on Mar 12, 2010 at 6:26 pm
We are delighted to report that Transworld had a very successful evening at the British Sports Book Awards on Thursday 11th March, winning two awards.
Our very own Madeline Toy, Senior Press Officer, won the inaugural Best Publicity Campaign Award for her work on The Man Who Cycled the World by Mark Beaumont. Mads had the challenge of organising publicity for an author who is usually on a bicycle in some inaccessible part of the world.
And the Best New Writer Award went to author Nicholas Clee for his critically-acclaimed Eclipse, the true story of the world’s most famous racehorse, and the rogue who owned him.
by Lynsey on Mar 10, 2010 at 3:19 pm
Shutter Island is the fantastically chilling new film from Oscar-winning director Martin Scorsese. It stars Leonardo DiCaprio and Sir Ben Kingsley and is in cinemas from Friday 12th March.
Based on the bestselling novel by Dennis Lehane, it tells the story of US Marshal Teddy Daniels, who has come to Shutter Island, home of Ashecliffe Hospital for the Criminally Insane, to find an escaped murderer named Rachel Solando. But as a hurricane bears down on the island, the investigation deepens and the questions mount. The closer Teddy gets to the truth, the more elusive it becomes. And the more he begins to believe that he may never leave Shutter Island…
To celebrate this fantastic film release, we have ten Shutter Island prizes to be won including a copy of the bestselling novel, a Shutter Island film soundtrack and a giant movie poster. All you have to do is comment on this note to let us know why you are looking forward to seeing Shutter Island.
The best answers will be chosen on Friday 19th March.
To enter, either:
Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org with ‘Shutter Island’ in the subject line
by Lynsey on Mar 10, 2010 at 11:56 am
When an A-list film set descends on the quiet village of Churchminster, so begins the village’s most scandalous year…
Here Jo is to tell you more about the book, and why this is Churchminster’s most Bonktastic adventure yet!
For more info, news and gossip from Jo Carnegie and the Churchminster residents, visit
by Lynsey on Mar 9, 2010 at 7:26 pm
Quick Reads are bite-sized books by bestselling writers and celebrities.
They are ideal for regular readers wanting a short, fast read, and for those who have lost the reading habit or find reading tough. They are short, sharp shots of entertainment.
Now, Quick Reads are also available as downloadable iTunes applications. You can get yours by visiting the iTunes store.
Here are our favourites:
Last Night Another Soldier by Andy McNab
It is Afghanistan, 2009. A rifle section is half-way through their six-month tour of duty in Helmand Province. Sixteen men have already been killed. For eighteen-year-old David ‘Briggsy’ Briggs and his four mates, this is going to be one of the greatest challenges of their lives…
Buster Fleabags by Rolf Harris
The happiest times in Rolf Harris’s boyhood were spent with Buster Fleabags – a bouncy little dog with stuck-up ears and a curly tail. Buster Fleabags was as much of a character – and a bundle of energy – as his owner, and this is the story of a very special dog.
Life’s Too Short: True Stories of Life at Work – Foreword by Val McDermid
Whether we love it or hate it, work has a huge impact on our lives. From builder to baker to social care worker, these writers tell us what life is really like at work today. The one thing that all these true stories prove is that you never know what your working day will bring.
by Lynsey on Mar 9, 2010 at 7:15 pm
Sophie Kinsella’s publishers in the UK, US, Canada, Australia and New Zealand have joined forces to create a new online home for her books. There you will find information on the books, news, competitions and more!
Here is Sophie Kinsella herself to introduce the new site:
And don’t forget to join Sophie Kinsella on her official Facebook fan page!
by Lynsey on Mar 2, 2010 at 6:03 pm
The movie Shutter Island, based on the novel by bestselling author Dennis Lehane, is released on 12th March.
Here’s a video from USA’s Hollywood Dailies featuring Dennis Lehane talking about the novel and what he thinks of the big screen adaptation: