February Releases

  • February 03, 2015 16:30
  • Sarah Thrift

We've made it! January is no more. General election fever is upon us, and we've got plenty of great books to keep you occupied in February. All books will be available on our two week price promise so don't miss out. We're also offering FREE UK POSTAGE on all orders of £20 or over, so there's never been a better time to shop direct.

 

Politics 

Seat by Seat: A Political Anorak's Guide to Potential Gains and Losses in the 2015 General Election
By Iain Dale

Enjoyed The Politicos Guide to the 2015 General Election? On the hunt for election figures and predictions? Political commentator Iain Dale has compiled an unbeatable anorak's guide to potential gains and losses in the 2015 general election: Seat By Seat. This eBook-only exclusive is a must for keen politicos.

It’s The Economy, Stupid: Economics For Voters
By Vicky Pryce, Andy Ross & Peter Urwin

The economy is a pressing issue for voters, and politicians are acutely aware that it can make or break an election. In her latest book, Vicky Pryce explores how economics colours even the most mundane aspects of our daily lives. Essential reading for voters.

God and Mrs Thatcher: The Battle for Britain's Soul
By Eliza Filby

A unique examination of Thatcher's 'conviction politics', and the impact of religion on her worldview. Drawing on previously unpublished archives, interviews and memoirs, Filby explores the rise of Thatcher, the rebirth of the Christian right and the creation of a more secular society.

The NHS: Things That Need To Be Said
By Iain Dale

The NHS is an institution close to the hearts of most Britons, but is it still fit for purpose? Iain Dale identifies the issues that need to be faced head-on and suggests that there are some much needed reforms. This is a must read for anyone who works in the NHS - or who uses it. Part of Elliott & Thompson's LBC Series.

Nigel Farage in his Own Words 
Edited by Andrew Liddle

Like him or loathe him, we can all agree on one thing: Nigel Farage is not afraid of speaking his mind. Andrew Liddle has compiled Farage’s most entertaining sound bites, public utterances and bold statements into this concise volume. 

Sport

Nearly Reach the Sky: A Farewell to Upton Park
By Brian Williams

A witty, passionate and poignant tribute to the end of an era at Upton Park, as well as a meditation on the ups and downs of football fandom. Guardian journalist Brian Williams uses his unbeaten sense of humour to entertain football fans far and wide. 

"A poignant portrait of the unrequited football supporter." Jeff Powell

General Non-fiction 

Gay Shorts
By Iain Dale

A compendium of columns written exclusively for Attitude Magazine. Coming from a right of centre perspective, but not always strictly political, Dale’s writings vary from the serious to the humorous. An eBook-only exclusive. 

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Why Vote Green 2015 - A New Addition to the Why Vote Series

  • January 30, 2015 16:30
  • Sarah Thrift

Have you seen our latest addition to the Why Vote 2015 series?​

The 2015 General Election is fast approaching, and we’ve got a brand new book to add to the Why Vote 2015 collectionWhy Vote Green 2015: The Essential Guide, edited by Deputy Leader of the Green Party Shahrar Ali, is the ultimate guide to voting Green in the 2015 general election. 

The book is currently available on our two week price promise:

HB RRP: £10 Our Price: £7.50 (+£1.17 P&P) 

eBook RRP: £6.99 Our Price: £6.49

“There’s absolutely no other choice but Green. The others are all the same.” Dame Vivienne Westwood

Interested in what The Green Party have to say? Come along to Green Politics in the 21st Century, February 4th 6pm at Conway Hall, Holborn.  

Read a sample from Why Vote Green 2015: The Essential Guide

 

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Office Wanted

  • January 28, 2015 15:45
  • Iain Dale

Biteback Publishing is looking for a new home! 

We've been at Westminster Tower by Lambeth Bridge for several years now but our lease runs out in the summer and we are looking to move to a new abode. We need space for 15 people and require a meeting room and kitchen. I reckon 1500-2250 sq feet would do us nicely. Needless to say that as a publishing company we are looking to get something as cheaply as possible, and we'd consider taking the fag end of a lease if we can't find our dream office. Although our lease doesn't run out until the end of August, we'd consider moving earlier depending on the rent free period on offer. 

We'd ideally like to be within spitting distance of the Houses of Parliament, north or south bank, but would also consider Charing Cross, Soho, St James's or Victoria. Beggars can't be choosers. 

So if you have space free or know of an office likely to become free, please do let us know!

 

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January Releases from Biteback Publishing

  • January 15, 2015 13:00
  • Sarah Thrift

How can it be January 15th already? We’ve got six great titles due out this month, and as we’re all doing “Dry January”/”pretend to be healthy”/”save money and stay at home” resolutions this month, there’s no better time to get stuck into a new book.

 

Politics

Why Vote Green 2015: The Essential Guide          

By Shahrar Ali

With the 2015 General Election fast approaching, we’ve got a brand new addition to the Why Vote 2015 series. Will the Greens build on their previous successes? Deputy leader of the Green party Shahrar Ali concisely explores their key policies in this important little book.

“There’s absolutely no other choice but Green. The others are all the same.” Dame Vivienne Westwood

The Problem with Immigrants       

By Derek Laud

Derek Laud explores the triumphs and disappointments shared those who have relocated to the UK. Drawing on his own experience, Laud highlights the misconceptions and prejudices that face those who have chosen to live here. With immigration proving to be one of the key issues in the upcoming General Election, The Problem with Immigrants is a timely look at this controversial topic.

The End of Apartheid: Diary of a Revolution          

By Robin Renwick

Personal friend to Mandela and British Ambassador to South Africa, Robin Renwick witnessed first-hand the release of Nelson Mandela and the dismantling of apartheid. An extraordinary account of this seismic event, The End of Apartheid is based on Renwick’s diaries of the time and contains previously unpublished Foreign office and Downing Street files.

“One of the most important books written on the modern history of South Africa.”  Wilbur Smith

Espionage

Odd People: Hunting Spies in the First World War         

By Basil Thomson

A real life Sherlock Holmes, Basil Thomson was responsible for arresting and interrogating possible spies in a panicked England just before the First World War. Odd People is a look at the fascinating suspects he found and a wittily observed portrait of a paranoid country. The latest addition to the Dialogue Espionage Classics Series.  

Double Cross in Cairo: The True Story of the Spy Who Turned the Tide of War in the Middle East

By Nigel West

Renato Levi is an enigma; a double agent during World War II, a terrible womaniser and the holder of a British passport. Levi or ‘Cheese’ played a role so incomparable and secretive that even after his death and the declassification of MI5’s war files his true identity was never revealed, until now. 

Biography

Forever England: The life of Rupert Brooke

By Mike Read

The most celebrated of war poets, strikingly good looking and emblematic of a generation that died too young, Rupert Brooke’s death reflected the tragedy of conflict. In Forever England, Mike Read examines Brooke’s tangled web of love, friendship, mental illness and politics and the poems that came from it.

All books will be available on our two week price promise, so don't miss out!

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Biteback Publishing Acquire Rights to Nigel Farage's New Book: The Purple Revolution

  • January 13, 2015 14:30
  • Suzanne Sangster

Biteback Publishing have acquired UK and Commonwealth rights to Nigel Farage's new book, The Purple Revolution, The Year That Changed Everything, from Charlie Brotherstone at Ed Victor.   

Iain Dale, Managing Director of Biteback Publishing said 'I am delighted to be publishing Nigel Farage just before what will be one of the most exciting general elections in decades.' 

This extraordinary book takes us beyond the caricature of the beer-drinking, chain-smoking adventurer in Jermyn Street double-cuffs, to describe the values that underpin Farage’s own journey; from successful City trader to critic of the European Union and champion of Britain’s right to govern itself, revealing his loss of faith in the mainstream parties and his personal vision for a Britain outside the EU.  

The Purple Revolution will be published in paperback on March 5th, price £9.99, and will be supported by a major PR and marketing campaign. 

For more information, please contact Suzanne Sangster on 020 7091 1260/07717 536498.​ 

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