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Make a Marshmallow and WIN!
by Lynsey on Oct 23, 2012 at 1:10 pm


It’s true and we have the recipes to prove it!

If, like us, you are missing The Great British Bake Off and their patisserie masterpieces (some of which we’d never even heard of!) then we have the challenge for you! This Thursday Genevieve Taylor’s Marshmallow Magic will be published, it’s the perfect book for those who want to try something different and create something that has the WOW factor! These are gourmet marshmallows to make, share and give and include some mouth-watering recipes.

Try the Mojito Marshmallows for some grown up decadence, the Lemon Meringue Layer (which are completely delicious) or the Marshmallow Pops for some seasonal fun! Keep an eye on our Pinterest account for a marshmallow making challenge - if you’d like to take part we’ll send you a recipe and you just have to send us your photos! You can be our Champion Baker!!

Easy to make, low fat and completely delicious this book, the perfect gift for foodies, at just £9.99 is our treat of the week!



WIN One of Five copies of this wonderful recipe book and a set of baking goodies! (Seen on the right!*) Just email us at Competitions and we’ll send you a scrummy recipe from the book. Then just send us a photo of the marshmallows you make and you could win a FREE BOOK & GOODY BOX! It’s that easy.

Good Luck and happy making!

*includes pink Fox Runs Kitchen spatula, Dr Oetker Shimmer Sugar, Swift 8pc Icing set, Silicone Choco Heart mould, Colour Works Measuring Spoon set and copy of the book!

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Beautiful Brutality: Official Book Launch
by Jonny on Jun 14, 2012 at 12:52 pm

Left to right: Barry McGuigan, Spencer Oliver, Darren Barker, Joe Calzaghe, Tony Bellew, Jamie Moore, Glenn McCrory, Adam Smith, David Price, Carl Froch, Johnny Nelson, Jim Watt

Family and Friends came together last night to celebrate the launch of Adam Smith’s Beautiful Brutality. Among those in attendance were six World champions and four British, European and Commonwealth champions at ten different weights.

iFilm London were also at the launch, and have produced a fantastic video to celebrate Adam’s launch.


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The Bleeding Launch
by Elizabeth on May 1, 2012 at 10:59 am

Historical Fiction authors out in force to celebrate double publication!

Last night Cecil Court toasted to the publication of two historical fiction authors, Transworld’s Giles Kristian and Hodder’s Anthony Riches.

Goldsboro Books played host to a number of authors in addition to Giles and Anthony including Manda Scott, Ben Kane, Angus Donald, Henry Venmore-Rowland, Mike Arnold and Russell Whitfield as they all came out to celebrate the publication of The Bleeding Land and The Leopard Sword.

The event was also attended by Roman and English Civil War re-enactors as well as representatives from blogs such as Parmenion Books, My favourite Books, Geek Syndicate and Historical Novels Review.

Follow Giles on Twitter @GilesKristian and join the conversation at #thebleedingland


Captain Alistair North

Ensign Christian Towers

Goodwives Sharon Eldred and Micheline McAteer

Sir Marmaduke Rawdon’s Regiment of Foote, English Civil War Society

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The Bleeding Land trailer shoot
by Elizabeth on Feb 10, 2012 at 10:10 am

Calling all historical fiction fans and bloggers alike!

On Sunday 19th February,  Giles Kristian will be shooting the trailer for  The Bleeding Land, his epic new English Civil War hardback due out in April.

We would love a blogger to come along with us  to observe the  whole process so if you would like to meet and interview Giles, the film crew and have a wonderful day out in Lincoln,  get in touch!

Elizabeth Swain / / @EKSwain

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Red carpet roll out for Michael Bublé
by Elizabeth on Oct 19, 2011 at 4:53 pm

Michael Bublé kicked off the publicity campaign for his illustrated memoir, On Stage, Off Stage, last week. A red carpet was rolled out at Waterstone’s Piccadilly for the crooner, where 400 people had camped out to get their book signed and a two-storey high projection of the cover was to be seen on the front of the store.

Michael also made an appearance at Tesco head office, charming staff and even giving an impromptu performance.

Jonathan Ross had Michael on his sofa on Saturday and interviews are still to come on This Morning, BBC Breakfast, Magic, Heart and plenty of print interviews too.

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Robert Goddard’s Blood Count tour
by Elizabeth on Sep 21, 2011 at 11:42 am
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Yesterday lunchtime, Robert Goddard visited The Bailey Hill Bookshop in Castle Cary, Somerset to talk about and sign copies of his new novel Blood Count, which is out now in paperback. The shop was filled with avid readers of Robert’s novels as well as a local book group who quizzed Robert about his writing techniques and his new releases for 2012.

Robert will speaking at the Wadebridge Bookshop tonight at 6pm and will be doing a meet and greet at Totnes Bookshop from 11am – 12pm tomorrow. For more information about Robert and his events, please visit The Serial Thrillers facebook page:  



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Pieminister comes to Transworld
by Elizabeth on Sep 5, 2011 at 4:19 pm
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Last week, Jon Simon and Tristan Hogg, authors of the brilliant Pieminister cookbook A Pie for All Seasons, came into the offices to cook pies for everyone. Transworld employees were treated to a choice of four delicious Pieminister pies: the brilliant new Pietanic, veggie favourite Heidi, classic Shamrock and Chicken of Aragon and they went down a treat and we even learnt about how to make the perfect pastry from the authors themselves.

The Pieminister cookbook is a collection of brilliant and original recipes from the good old fashioned pies to new and exciting creations like the lucky ducky pie and the very naughty hedonist pie. Every season has corresponding recipes including veggie, meat and fish, fruit and a few low-calorie options too. This is a cook book not just for cold stormy nights, but for summer parties, spring suppers and autumn lunches.

To join in with pie related fun on twitter keep your eyes peeled for the #piedayfriday hash tag every Friday to be in with a chance of winning a signed copy of the cookbook.  


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Theo Walcott signs copies of his latest book
by Kate on Aug 19, 2011 at 1:27 pm
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Theo Walcott was at the Arsenal club shop yesterday to sign copies of his new book, Theo: Growing Up Fast. Fans turned out in their hundreds to meet Theo, and he proved his reputation as the nice guy of football by staying until he’d made sure every single person had their copy signed.

Speaking before the signing, Theo explained that writing the book had given him the chance to “revisit the highs and lows” of his career, and that he was glad for the chance to get all his emotions down in writing.

To order your copy of Theo: Growing Up Fast click here

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Most Wanted… at Harrogate!
by Lynsey on Jul 25, 2011 at 3:56 pm
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Mistress of My Fate launched at The Phillip Mould Gallery
by Elizabeth on Jul 20, 2011 at 3:02 pm
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On Monday night Hallie Rubenhold celebrated the launch of her new novel Mistress of My Fate: The Confessions of Henrietta Lightfoot. The launch was held at the Phillip Mould’s Gallery in Mayfair, home to a collection of Old Master and British paintings providing the perfect backdrop for the celebration of Hallie’s historical fiction novel set in eighteenth-century England.

The event was well attended by authors, journalists, publishers as well as Hallie’s family and friends.

Mistress of My Fate: The Confessions of Henrietta Lightfoot is the first in a series of novels Hallie will be writing for Transworld Publishers.

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