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'Blackbird always have such wonderful authors.'  Linda's Book Bag, RNA Media Star of the Year, 2017

'A bit of a first today - but when it's from one of my favourite publishers, Blackbird Books, it's a pretty safe bet that as well as being a little different

it'll be a little bit special too...'  Being Anne, RNA Media Star of the Year, 2019

 

MARCH 2021

The Spirit of the Horse - More Stories of Life, Love & Leadership

by Pam Billinge

 

Sequel to the popular memoir, The Spell of the Horse, by therapist, leadership coach and author Pam Billinge. Pam continues her exploration into the true nature of horses, their power to heal and the spiritual dynamic between humans and these magnificent creatures.

 

When Pam follows her dream to a farmhouse with five acres in northern France, she is able to live alongside her horses for the first time. Here, in the heart of nature, deeper insights are revealed into the healing connection between horse and human and the incredible power of presence to transform. Might it be that learning to honour and communicate with another species helps us to reframe the way we perceive each other, as well as how we might see ourselves?

 

 

FEBRUARY 2021

It's A Mad World - Travels Through a Muddled Life

by Susie Kelly

 

Unlike her daredevil husband, Susie Kelly is afraid of water, elevators, heights, skiing and flying upside down and she hates being in the spotlight. No matter how hard she tries, things seem to go wrong more often than they go right. Fortunately she can see the funny side of most things, even her cancer diagnosis. However, snoring transforms her from a sweet little thing into a pitiless monster.   

 

These often funny and sometimes poignant tales of travels through Susie’s muddled life confirm that, as Simon Reeve writes in his autobiography Step by Step, …it is always worth remembering that some of the most memorable times can happen when things go a bit wrong. 

 

 

 

OCTOBER 2020

Famous Cat Lovers Through the Centuries

by Christina Hamilton

 

What do Cleopatra, Einstein and John Lennon have in common? They were all passionate about cats. 

 

Take a journey through the centuries with this gorgeous book of personal stories about famous cat lovers and their cats.  Why were all of Andy Warhol's 27 cats called Sam?  And did Isaac Newton really invent the cat flap?

 

 Discover unique cat stories and more from the likes of Abraham Lincoln, Charles Dickens and Freddie Mercury.  Funny, sad, tragic and heartwarming, this is the perfect books for all cat lovers.  

 

SEPTEMBER 2020

Only Human

by Diane Chandler

Every betrayal has a consequence... one family ...one woman ...one summer

 

The Bonds are, seemingly, a tight family unit, until one fateful summer when the temptations of lust and love come for them all...  Tiger mum Anna, who gave up her career to build the perfect home life in London's leafy Chiswick, is shocked to the core when she discovers that her husband of 20 years is having an affair. Her daughter meanwhile is transforming into a tricky teen chopping at the apron strings. Then Jack walks into their lives. Sophie’s first boyfriend is a breath of fresh air for the whole family and Anna gradually discovers new purpose for herself. But when yet more deceit creeps in, tensions soar. Anna is propelled through a tangled web of secrets and lies towards a devastating climax.

 

AUGUST 2020

 The Kenya Box Set

by Susie Kelly

 

Laugh through your tears and cry through your chuckles with this magnificent collection of Susie Kelly's popular Kenya memoirs.

 

Susie Kelly is an Amazon Top 20 [Paid] Chart Author in the USA, UK & Australia

#1 in Travel, NonFiction, Memoir & More

I Wish I Could Say I Was Sorry

Safari Ants, Baggy Pants & Elephants

Return to Kenya

JUNE 2020

Desperately Seeking Normal

by Tanya Bullock

 

A heartwarming tale of a young woman with learning difficulties and her quest to find love

 

Life as the single mum of a learning-disabled daughter in a small town in the West Midlands is tough. To Izzie's alarm, all her daughter, Jaya, 18, wants from life is to get married and have babies. How can Izzie continue to protect Jaya whilst at the same time letting her go?  When Jaya mistakenly believes she has found love with a naive young teaching assistant, Izzie has to act. Maybe finding Jaya a ‘suitable husband via an arranged marriage wouldn't be so crazy. 

 

MAY 2020

The Incredible Cherry Bun Tree

by Thea Howdle

 

When Monica Badger finds a book of amazing true stories she is excited to read about The Incredible Cherry Bun Tree.

Can it be true? Is there really a tree full of delicious cherry buns? Monica’s adventure starts when she sets out to try to find this incredible tree. Do you think she found it?

Enchanting picture book story and colouring book.

 

TRANSLATIONS

 

Spain, Portugal, Spanish and Portuguese language territories

Anna Gurguí,

www.annagurgui.com

Address: Calle, Hort de la vila, num19, bajos2, 08017,BCN, España

Email: annagurgui.literary@gmail.com

Tel: +34 678 29 89 93

 

Czech Republic, Slovakia and Slovenia translation rights

Petra Tobiskova,

www.andrewnurnberg.com/international-offices

Address: Andrew Nurnberg Associates Prague, Jugoslávských partyzánů 17, 160 00 Prague 6,

Czech Republic

Email: tobiskova@nurnberg.cz

Tel: (420-2) 22 782 041

 

Thailand and Vietnam

Pimolporn Yutisri,

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Address: Tuttle-Mori Agency Co. Ltd, P1 Floor., Siam Inter Comics Bldg., 459 Soi

Piboonoppathum, Ladprao 48, Samsen Nok, Huay Kwang, Bangkok 10320, Thailand

Email: pimolporn@tuttlemori.co.th

Tel: +662 694 3026| Fax: +662 694 3027 | Mobile: +6690 559 5665

 

Indonesia and Malaysia

Yani Kurniawan,

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Address: Tuttle-Mori Agency Co. Ltd, P1 Floor., Siam Inter Comics Bldg., 459 Soi

Piboonoppathum, Ladprao 48, Samsen Nok, Huay Kwang, Bangkok 10320, Thailand

Email: yani@tuttlemori-id.com

Tel: +662 694 3026 | Fax: +662 694 3027

 

Greece

Michael Avramides,

www.oaliterary.com

Address: OA Literary Agency, 1 G. Evangeliou Street, Markopoulo, 19003 , Greece

Email: amichael@otenet.gr

Tel: 0030 22990 23409 | 0030 22990 23940 | Fax: 0030 22990 23409

 

Japan

Miko Yamanouchi,

www.japanuni.co.jp/english

Address: Japan Uni Agency, Tokyodo Jinbocho No. 2 Bldg. 1-27 Kanda Jinbocho, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo, 101-0051, Japan

Email: miko.yamanouchi@japanuni.co.jp Tel: +81 (3) 3295 0301 | Fax: +81 (3) 3294 5173

 

Russia

Sergei Cheredov

Nova Littera

Moscow

Tel & Fax: +7 495-695-16-68

 

Email: pravaru@gmail.com

 

All other enquiries to

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