Monthly Archives: February 2014

Tim Murgatroyd Tour Dates

Tim Murgatroyd will be visiting various branches of Waterstones in the next few weeks. He will be promoting his third book in his Chinese trilogy called The Mandate of Heaven, but Tim will also have his first two books available to purchase as well.

After his successful signing in Middlesbrough, Tim will be continuing his tour up north with the following signings:

Waterstones Harrogate – Saturday 1st March 10-12
Waterstones Northallerton – Saturday 8th March 10:30-1:30
Waterstones Durham – Saturday 15th March 12-3








For more information please visit the Waterstones website here.

Tan Twan Eng: The man who paints with words

coverTan Twan Eng is February’s cover story for Penang Monthly:

“It was in early December last year when we met the award-winning writer of The Gift of Rain and The Garden of Evening Mists, Tan Twan Eng, who was in Penang for the George Town Literary Festival. Casually dressed and equipped with Hilary Mantel’s massive tome, A Place of Greater Safety, he sat down at the cafe in Penaga Hotel for a chat…”

To read his interview with Ooi Kee Beng please visit Penang Monthly’s website here.


The Cartographer of No Man’s Land

CartographerP.S. Duffy

‘Trust me. I know where I’m going.’

Angus MacGrath, artist, sailor and navigator, is lost―caught between a remote wife, a disapproving father and a son seeking guidance. Far from his coastal village in Nova Scotia, war rages in Europe, and among the missing is Angus’s adventurous brother-in-law whose unknown fate sets Angus on an uncharted course, with profound consequences for those he loves and those he comes to love.

Angus defies his pacifist upbringing and enlists to find his wife’s brother. Though assured a safe job as a military cartographer in London, he is assigned instead to the infantry to the blood-soaked mud of France, where his search begins. At home his young son, once wide-eyed about the war, must navigate uncertain loyalties in a village succumbing to war fever.

Separated by the ocean they once sailed together, Angus and his son search for what it takes to survive, each trying in his own way to return to the other. Every character in this exquisitely told story seeks to protect what matters most in the face of war’s upheaval.

Click here to read an extract from this book



‘… an addition to the literary canon of World War I… Turning the final page, I wanted to go back to the beginning, if only to contemplate a writer who has such a broad and compassionate understanding of the human condition.’ Frances Itani, The Washington Post

Duffy’s vivid descriptions illuminate war’s transformative effect in fresh ways. Well nuanced characters and carefully choreographed (but still surprising) situations make this a strong debut.’ Publishers Weekly

Royal Hardback 384 pages
ISBN 978-1-905802-98-2
Release Date 20th May 2014
Price £18.99
Trade Paperback
ISBN  978-1-910183-00-7
Release Date 20th May 2014
Price £12.99
Ebook 978-1-905802-99-9