W&N Autobiography HB / TPB July £20.00 256pp 978 0 297 87082 1 / 978 0 297 60970 4 eBook: £20.00 / 978 0 297 87083 8
A. A. GILL Pour Me A Life
A. A. Gill’s compulsive memoir of the lost year between the end of his marriage and the end of his drinking. Aged thirty, at a treatment centre in the west of England, A. A. Gill lay in the last-chance saloon, in the dark of a dormitory with six strangers. His raw yet laugh-out-loud memoir charts the year between the end of his marriage and the end of drinking. Or perhaps it was not a year – it might be only six months or eighteen. None of this is hand-on-Bible fact. The one charity of drink is that it strips away memory. Being A. A. Gill, this is no faith-infused 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. A. A. Gill is probably Britain’s most read columnist. He entertains readers of the Sunday Times every week with his biting observations on television and his unsparing, deeply knowledgeable restaurant reviews, which have been published as Paper View and Table Talk.
Location: Fulham, London Available for interview
W&N Dressmaking and tailoring HB April £20.00 224pp Full colour throughout 978 0 297 87125 5 eBook: £20.00 / 978 0 297 87126 2
KIRSTY HARTLEY Wild Things: Funky Little Clothes to Sew
Fun, simple and unique clothes to sew for children, from the designer of Wild Things: Funky Little Dresses. Wild Things will inspire makers of all abilities to create exciting designs their children will really want to wear. The step-by-step projects include dresses, rompers, skirts, hats, jackets and dungarees. Themes vary from enchanted woodland to summer essentials, and outfits include summer rompers, character dresses, Red Riding Hood cape and Mr Wolf dungarees. Kirsty Hartley’s clothing range has grown rapidly in popularity since it first launched in 2011. It was first featured on notonthehighstreet.com and has gathered a celebrity following from the likes of Lily Allen and Charlotte Church. Kirsty Hartley is the owner and designer of unique clothing company; Wild Things: Funky Little Clothes. The range attracts huge media attention and has now featured in the Guardian, Telegraph, Closer and international blogs. Kirsty was shortlisted for the Junior magazine design award for Best Emerging New Brand.
Location: Manchester Available for interview f/WildThingsFunkyLittleDresses @wildthingsdress
W&N Non-Fiction Autobiography / Dressmaking • July / April 2015