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Author: Gordon Brown
Title: Courage of Heroes
Publisher: Bloomsbury
Due: 01-01-2005
Notes: This book from the Chancellor of the Exchequer, Gordon Brown, will examine the lives of people who have made difficult personal decisions to stand up for what they believe in, such as Aung San Suu Kyi. No publication date as yet.

Author: Will Buckley
Title: The Man Who Hated Football
Publisher: Fourth Estate
Due: 04-05-2004
Notes: A comic first novel about a man in a deep crisis. Buckley is a sports features writer for The Observer. His agent is John Saddler at Curtis Brown.

Author: Jon Snow
Title: Shooting History: A Personal Journey
Publisher: HarperCollins
Due: 01-10-2004
Notes: Partly an anecdote-filled autobiography, partly an analysis of the responsibilities – and failures – of the modern media. Snow’s gent is Jonny Geller at Curtis Brown.

Author: Hannah Pool
Title: My Father’s Daughter
Publisher: Hamish Hamilton
Due: 01-09-2004
Notes: Hannah Pool is a columnist for The Guardian. Her book is an account of her upbringing as the black adoptive daughter of white parents and her subsequent trip to Eritrea to meet her biological father and other relations. Contact Hannah Griffiths at Curtis Brown for more details (020 7396 6600). Publication in autumn 2004.

Author: Tom Bower
Title: Gordon Brown
Publisher: HarperCollins
Due: 01-10-2004
Notes: The biographer of Mohammed Fayed, Richard Branson and Robert Maxwell turns his attention to the Chancellor of the Exchequer, looking at his rise to power, his term in office, his relationship with Tony Blair, and his future agenda.

Author: Robert McGill
Title: The Mysteries
Publisher: Cape
Due: 01-01-2005
Notes: The author is a graduate of the UEA creative writing course; this is his first novel. Contact agents Curtis Brown for more information. No publication date as yet.

Author: Stephen Taylor
Title: The Caliban Shore: The True Saga of the Grosvenor Castaways
Publisher: Faber
Due: 01-03-2004
Notes: Another account of shipwreck survivors and the dreadful privations they were forced to endure in their attempts to reach safety. The Grosvenor went down off south-east Africa in the eighteenth century. March publication. See also Nathaniel Philbrick’s In the Heart of the Sea: The Wreck of the Whaleship Essex (HarperCollins), Tom Koch’s The Wreck of the William Brown (Constable, 2004), Mike Dash’s Batavia’s Graveyard (Orion), Kathryn Heyman’s The Accomplice (Review) – a fictionalised account of the Batavia disaster – and Jeff Dawson’s The Dunedin Star (W&N;, due in 2005).

Author: Monty and Sarah Don
Title: The Jewel Garden
Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton
Due: 01-09-2004
Notes: Following the collapse of their jewellery business, Monty Don and his partner Sarah set about creating a garden from the Herefordshire fields around their home. This is the story of that work, illustrated with many photographs by Nicola Browne.

Author: Sara Payne and Anna Gekowski
Title: Sara Payne: A Mother’s Story
Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton
Due: 01-05-2004
Notes: The kidnap and murder of the Payne’s daughter Sarah three years ago was extensively covered in all the national newspapers. This book, by Sarah’s mother, explains how the family attempted to come to terms with the dreadful death of their daughter. Anna Gekowski is the author of Murder By Numbers: British Serial Sex Killers Since the 60s (Deutsch). Hodder will publish in May 2004; Giles Gordon at Curtis Brown is the agent.

Author: Joan Brady
Title: Bleedout
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Due: 01-01-2005
Notes: Thriller from the author of Theory of War. No publication date as yet; the agent is John Saddler at Curtis Brown.

Author: Chris Wilson
Title: Cotton
Publisher: Abacus
Due: 01-03-2005
Notes: The eponymous hero of Cotton is the son of a mixed-race couple living in the deep South of the USA, who falls in love with the local Ku Klux Klan leader’s daughter. The novel is large in scope, spanning three decades. Wilson’s agent is Jonny Geller at Curtis Brown.

Author: James Naughtie
Title: The Accidental American: Tony Blair and the Presidency
Publisher: Macmillan
Due: 01-11-2004
Notes: New book from the Radio 4 Today presenter and author of The Rivals (an analysis of the Blair-Brown relationship), about the repercussions of Tony Blair’s close alliance with the Bush administration.

Author: Susan Fletcher
Title: Eve Green
Publisher: Fourth Estate
Due: 01-06-2004
Notes: First novel, about a pregnant woman looking back to her childhood in Wales, to be published in June 2004. Vivienne Schuster at Curtis Brown is Fletcher’s agent

Author: Valerie Browne Lester
Title: Phiz: The Man Who Drew Dickens
Publisher: Chatto & Windus
Due: 01-11-2004
Notes: Biography of Phiz (the alias of Hablot Knight Browne), who illustrated Dickens’s books for 23 years, by his great-great-granddaughter.

Author: Tina Brown
Title: The Icarus Complex
Publisher: Fourth Estate
Due: 01-01-2005
Notes: Brown, former editor of the New Yorker and no stranger to flying too close to the sun herself, has written this analysis of powerful people falling from grace. The book will be published in 2005; Brown’s agent is Ed Victor.

Author: Hugh Cornwell
Title: Hugh Cornwell: The Autobiography
Publisher: HarperCollins
Due: 01-10-2004
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