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Mitch Feierstein talks about Planet Ponzi
by Lynsey on Jan 31, 2012 at 11:16 am
Categories: Latest News

Could PLANET PONZI be the most frightening book you’ll read this year?

Hedge fund boss Mitch Feierstein was one of the first to call the 2008 credit crunch correctly, one of the first to warn that the crisis wasn’t over, one of the first to warn of the flames currently licking round the Eurozone. Here he explains that we ain’t seen nothing yet: the worst is yet to come…

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Jack Sheffield Signing Tour!
by Lynsey on Jan 30, 2012 at 5:05 pm
Categories: This Month , Uncategorized

The wonderful adventures of Jack Sheffield at Ragley-on-the-Forest Village School continue in Educating Jack.

Don’t worry if you’ve missed Jack Sheffield so far, there are still two dates left in February to get the new book and any of Jack’s other books signed.


He will be at:

West Quay Shopping Centre, Western Esplanade
Southampton SO15 1QE

4th February 2012, 1pm
Further details: 02380 232118


7-9 High Street
Salisbury SP1 2NJ

11th February, 11am – 1pm
Further details: 0843 290 8575

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Is James Carnac Jack the Ripper?
by Lynsey on Jan 30, 2012 at 1:01 pm
Categories: Latest News

January saw the publication of an extraordinary manuscript, The Autobiography of Jack the Ripper by  James Carnac.

‘This is the autobiography of a man who claims that for a few short weeks when he was a young man he killed several woman in Whitechapel. It is either a genuine confession by Jack the Ripper, or it’s an extraordinary novel. Or it is something else, but what? Only you can decide.’

Paul Begg  (Crime historian & Ripper expert)

In 2008 Alan Hicken, owner of the Montacute Toy Museum in Somerset uncovered a manuscript, an autobiography of a man who claimed that for a few months in 1888 he butchered prostitutes. James Carnac posthumously has confessed to being Jack the Ripper. Claiming to be a descendant of French executioners, his life story is a chilling and macabre read. Transworld are publishing this as non-fiction but the jury is out as to whether this book is a brilliant hoax or a real account. If a hoax, written in the 1920’s, its significance as one of the first pieces of Ripperature is great, if it’s fact its value to history will be untold.


James or Jack, you decide…

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The Winter Palace Blog Tour
by Kate on Jan 30, 2012 at 12:56 pm
Categories: Free Stuff , Uncategorized

The Winter Palace Blog Tour – Day 5 – Exclusive UK trailer and competition!

Now on day 5 of Eva Stachniak’s UK blog tour we can exclusively reveal the UK trailer:


Described by The Daily Telegraph as ‘a wonderful novel, riven with intrigue and startling details’, everyone’s talking about The Winter Palace


To be in with a chance of winning one of two copies, answer this question:

What year did Catherine the Great begin her reign as the Empress of Russia?


Just add your answer as a comment to this post and the two winners will be chosen at random on Monday 6th February.


Best of luck!

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The Transworld Vintage Tea Party
by Lynsey on Jan 30, 2012 at 12:48 pm
Categories: Featured

Last November Transworld teamed up with Vintage Patisserie and held a vintage tea party at 93 Feet East on Brick Lane to celebrate our 2012 contemporary fiction list. See how many of your favorite authors you can spot in our video:

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