W&N History HB December @ £14.99 320pp 978 0 297 86978 8 eBook: £14.99 / 978 0 297 86979 5
GREG JENNER A Million Years in a Day A History of Everyday Life
A history of everything you never considered: the story of your life in a day, one million years in the making. How old is monogamy? Who invented streets? When was the first war and how was it fought? What is time and how have we measured it? Who invented cookery? Who wrote the first song? How old is fashion? Told in a cheerful and wry style, A Million Years in a Day answers all these questions and more. Drawing on his experience making the past entertaining and accessible on the award-winning Horrible Histories television series, Greg Jenner narrates the variety of ordinary life in easily-digestible thematic snippets, while also reminding us that our ancestors were not so very different from us. Greg Jenner is the Historical Consultant to CBBC’s multi-award winning Horrible Histories series. Over the past four years he has been solely responsible for the factual accuracy of nearly one thousand comedy sketches with subject matter that has spanned the entirety of human history.
Location: Woking, Surrey Available for interview @greg_jenner
W&N Biography and Autobiography HB January 2015 £20.00 256pp 978 0 297 87082 1 eBook: £20.00 / 978 0 297 87083 8
AA GILL Pour Me
A compulsive memoir charting the lost year between the end of AA Gill’s marriage and the end of his drinking. Aged thirty, at a treatment centre in the west of England, AA Gill lay in the last-chance saloon: a dormitory with six strangers. His dark yet laughout-loud memoir charts the year between the end of his marriage and the end of drinking, on April 1st. Or perhaps it was not a year – it might be only six months or eighteen. None of this is hand-onBible fact. The one charity of drink is that it strips away memory. Being A A Gill, this is no faithinfused tale of redemption. It isn’t an account of a debauched drink-and-drug hell; there will be no lessons to learn; or handy hints or golden rules. But it is a brilliant, funny, and wise book by our greatest journalist. AA Gill is the author of The Golden Door, AA Gill Is Away and AA Gill is Further Away. He is the TV and restaurant critic for the Sunday Times and is contributing editor to Esquire.
Location: London Available for interview @Mr_AA_Gill
W&N Non-Fiction • December / January 2015