Jambusters among UK 2015 Bestselling History Titles
listed in the Nielsen Bookscan 2015 top 50 bestselling history titles - at
position 22, and was one of just 4 in the list written by a woman.
ITV Commissions a second series of Home Fires
With four episodes screened so far, Home Fires
the drama series inspired by
, is the best performing
Sunday evening drama for ITV in 2014 and so far in 2015 after Downton Abbey, with a
consolidated average rating of 6.2 million viewers to date and a 24% share of the audience.
Read the press release:
ITV commissions a second series of Home Fires.
Home Fires: Transmission Dates Announced
, the drama series inspired by
, will commence on Sunday 3 May 2015 at 9pm on ITV and run for six weeks.
PBS Adds Home Fires to its 2015 Masterpiece Line-Up
Cast Announced, Production Commences for ITV Jambusters Drama
This is the very exciting news from ITV that a stellar cast
has been assembled for Jambusters,
now to be called Home Fires
. I have made one set visit already and was intensely moved by
seeing the world I know so well from books and black and white photographs come alive.
It was living, breathing and smelling in a completely believable and wonderful way.
Steve November, ITV Director of Drama:
"Great writing from Simon has given Julie Summers' wonderful book a
fictional life. The women are real and engaging and have fantastic spirit and attitude. With World War II on the horizon,
multiple strands of plot interweave to create a period drama full of jeopardy and intrigue, but also great humanity and modernity."
For full details, read the ITV Press release: Production commences on World War II drama Home Fires.
Jambusters in the Amazon Kindle Summer Sale
Amazon.co.uk have selected Jambusters for their Kindle Summer Sale, running from the 18 July until 1 September. Get your copy now for just £1.99.
Click here for more details and to purchase.
Jambusters are Go!
New ITV drama Jambusters to tell the story of women on the Second World War Home Front
Click here for further details.
Gransnet.com April 2013
"Hitler confirmed dead. Jack sows marigolds."
, Julie recounts the discovery of Edith Jones' diaries and their importance as the 'golden thread' in Jambusters.
Read the article.
Everest Needs You, Mr Irvine Lecture Tour
From the end of September Julie is undertaking a tour of British theatres with the lecture Everest Needs You, Mr Irvine
The interest in what happened to George Mallory and Sandy Irvine close to the summit of Mount Everest in June 1924 is undiminished.
This illustrated talk captures Sandy's brief life, bringing his passion, energy and incredible inventiveness to the fore.
Dates and venues
When the Children Came Home New Book
The launch coverage of When the Children Came Home had been huge, ranging from Woman's Hour on Radio 4
to serialisation in the Mail on Sunday You Magazine and the Daily Express, to Guardian Family and The Lady.
Reviews appeared in the Mail on Sunday (5* from Craig Brown), the Independent, Daily Mail,
Sunday Times, BBC History Magazine, The Week, and in the Weekly News.
The Colonel of Tamarkan: Runner-up in Best Audiobooks of the Year 2010.
The Colonel of Tamarkan was Runner-up in Best Audiobooks of the Year 2010.
Thousands of votes were received for books on the shortlist of 20 and The Colonel
received 12% of the national vote, just 3% behind The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
by Stieg Larsson. The first prize went to Dr Who.
A huge thanks to everyone who voted for The Colonel.
British and Commonwealth War Cemeteries New Book
This book was published by Shire Books
in July 2010. It looks at the
surprisingly short history of war cemeteries - just 95 years,
from the Crimean to Korea. Fully illustrated. For more details, click here
Remembering Fromelles New Book
This commemorative book was published to coincide with the Commonwealth War Graves exhibition
at the Imperial War Museum, London (runs until 30 January 2011) to mark the construction of
the first new CWGC cemetery in over half a century. Fully illustrated and with essays by
some of the archaeologists involved in the excavations and identification processes, it is
a fascinating overview of the project to rebury 250 Australian and British servicemen first
buried by the Germans after the Battle of Fromelles in 1916. For more details, click here
The Colonel of Tamarkan New Audio CD
The Colonel of Tamarkan was released as an Audio CD
Abridged by Neville Teller and read by Anton Lesser.
Both audio CDs were featured in the Sunday Times Best of 2009.
Chrome Audio was the only production company with two audio
CDs nominated, which was very exciting.
Stranger in the House Now in Paperback