Jenny Brown Associates https://www.jennybrownassociates.com Literary Agents Thu, 06 May 2021 15:44:19 +0000 en-GB hourly 1 https://www.jennybrownassociates.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/11/cropped-jennybrownlogo-32x32.png Jenny Brown Associates https://www.jennybrownassociates.com 32 32 Iain Cameron https://www.jennybrownassociates.com/iain-cameron.htm Thu, 22 Apr 2021 13:32:26 +0000 https://www.jennybrownassociates.com/?p=8444 Citizen scientist and author Iain Cameron is widely acknowledged as Britain's foremost authority on snow patches.

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Author Iain Cameron

Iain Cameron is widely acknowledged as Britain’s foremost authority on snow patches. A citizen scientist, he is the author of more than 20 scientific papers that have appeared in the Royal Meteorological Society’s Weather journal and is a regular contributor to the Times and BBC.

Twitter: @theiaincameron

Iain Cameron is represented at Jenny Brown Associates by Jenny. For all enquiries contact jenny@jennybrownassociates.com

Books by Iain

Book cover for The Vanishing Ice by Iain Cameron

The Vanishing Ice

Vertebrate Books, October 2021

There are few more beautiful places than Scotland’s winter mountains. But even when most of the snow has melted, isolated patches can linger well into summer and beyond. In The Vanishing Ice, Iain Cameron chronicles these remarkable and little-seen relics of the Ice Age, describing how they have fascinated travellers and writers for hundreds of years, and reflecting on the impact of climate change.

Iain was nine years old when snow patches first captured his imagination, and they have been inextricably bound with his life ever since. He developed his expertise through correspondence (and close friendship) with research ecologist Dr Adam Watson, and is today Britain’s foremost authority on this weather phenomenon.

Iain takes us on a tour of Britain which includes the Scottish Highlands, the Southern Uplands, the Lake District and Snowdonia, seeking elusive patches of snow in wild and often inaccessible locations. His adventures include a perilous climb in the Cairngorms with comedian Ed Byrne, and glorious days spent out on the hills with Andrew Cotter and his very good dogs, Olive and Mabel.

Based on sound scientific evidence and personal observations, accompanied by stunning photography and wrapped in Iain’s shining passion for the British landscape, The Vanishing Ice is a eulogy to snow, the mountains and the great outdoors.

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Raja Shehadeh https://www.jennybrownassociates.com/raja-shehadeh.htm Wed, 21 Apr 2021 19:36:27 +0000 https://www.jennybrownassociates.com/?p=8337 Raja Shehadeh is Palestine's leading writer, a lawyer and the founder of the pioneering Palestinian human rights organisation Al-Haq.

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Raja Shehadeh, Palestine's leading writer

Raja Shehadeh is Palestine’s leading writer. He is also a lawyer and the founder of the pioneering Palestinian human rights organisation Al-Haq. Shehadeh is the author of several acclaimed books including Strangers in the House and Occupation Diaries and winner of the 2008 Orwell Prize for Palestinian Walks. His latest book is Going Home: A Walk Through 50 Years of Occupation which won the Moore Prize in 2020 (Profile, 2019.) He has written for the New York Times, the New Yorker, Granta and other publications. He lives in Ramallah in Palestine.

Raja Shehadeh is represented at Jenny Brown Associates by Jenny. For all enquiries contact jenny@jennybrownassociates.com

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Alex Renton https://www.jennybrownassociates.com/alex-renton.htm Wed, 21 Apr 2021 19:28:18 +0000 https://www.jennybrownassociates.com/?p=8329 Alex is a campaigning journalist specialising in poverty, development, the environment, food culture and food policy around the world.

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Alex Renton, author

Alex is a campaigning journalist specialising in poverty, development, the environment, food culture and food policy around the world. He has won awards for investigative journalism, war reporting and food writing. His previous books include Stiff Upper Lip (W&N, 2017). Alex lives in Edinburgh.

https://alexrenton.com
Twitter: @axrenton

Alex Renton is represented at Jenny Brown Associates by Jenny. For all enquiries contact jenny@jennybrownassociates.com

Books by Alex Renton

Book cover of Blood Legacy by Alex Renton

Blood Legacy: Reckoning with a Family’s Story of Slavery

Canongate, May 2021

Through the story of his own family’s history as slave and plantation owners, Alex Renton looks at how we owe it to the present to understand the legacy of the past. When slavery was abolished across most of the British Empire in 1833, it was not the newly liberated who received compensation, but the tens of thousands of enslavers who were paid millions of pounds in government money. The ancestors of some of those slave owners are among the wealthiest and most powerful people in Britain today.

A group of Caribbean countries are suing ten European nations for a total of 4 trillion dollars for the damage inflicted on them. Meanwhile, Black Lives Matter and other activists groups are causing increasing numbers of white people to reflect on how this history of abuse and exploitation has benefited them.

Blood Legacy explores what inheritance – political, economic, moral and spiritual – has been passed to the descendants of the slave owners and the descendants of the enslaved. He also asks, crucially, how the former – himself among them – can begin to make reparations for the past.

Moving and deeply researched, Alex Renton’s account of his ancestors’ slaveholding brings home the everyday brutality of Caribbean slavery and its contribution to the making of Britain both then and since. Blood Legacy sets the ordinariness of slaveholding in the eighteenth-century monied world alongside accounts of the extraordinary lives of those they owned. This is a book that asks white Britons to look hard at our past and its consequences in the present. –Professor Diana Paton

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Karen Lloyd https://www.jennybrownassociates.com/karen-lloyd.htm Wed, 21 Apr 2021 09:01:47 +0000 https://www.jennybrownassociates.com/?p=8317 Karen Lloyd is a writer of creative non-fiction and poetry based in Cumbria, and author of The Gathering Tide and The Blackbird Diaries.

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Author Karen Lloyd

Karen Lloyd is a writer of creative non-fiction and poetry based in Kendal, Cumbria. She is a contributor to the Guardian and to the Caught by the River blog and writes for a number of journals. Karen is a member of Kendal’s Brewery Poets and recently graduated from the Creative Writing M Litt programme at Stirling University where she gained a distinction. She has written two books, The Gathering Tide and The Blackbird Diaries.

Karen’s website: http://karenlloyd.co.uk
Twitter: @karenlloydwrite

Karen Lloyd is represented at Jenny Brown Associates by Jenny. For all enquiries contact jenny@jennybrownassociates.com

Books by Karen

book cover of Abundance by Karen Lloyd

Abundance: Nature in recovery

Bloomsbury, September 2021

In this collection of literary essays, Karen Lloyd explores abundance and loss in the natural world, relating compelling stories of restoration, renewal and repair, describing how those working on the front lines of conservation are challenging the inevitability of biodiversity loss, as well as navigating her own explorations of the meaning of abundance in the Anthropocene.

In an era of urgent ecological challenge, her timely book reveals the places that people are coming together to bring species and habitats back from the edge of extinction. Yet, elsewhere, many other species are being allowed to disappear forever. To understand why, she examines how humans have chosen to entangle themselves in nature and considers the ways we perceive the natural world.

A book about ways of seeing, as Lloyd explores attitudes towards meaningful restoration, she weaves her insightful and joyous narrative through a diverse range of inspiring landscapes, from Romania’s Carpathian mountains and the Hungarian Steppe to Perthshire’s rivers and the dune forests of the Netherlands.

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Kathleen Hart https://www.jennybrownassociates.com/kathleen-hart.htm Tue, 20 Apr 2021 13:14:04 +0000 https://www.jennybrownassociates.com/?p=8272 Kathleen Hart experimented with various occupations from air hostess to antiques dealer, but her favourite so far is author.

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Author Kathleen Hart

Kathleen Hart was educated at a convent school in Cheshire before experimenting with various occupations from air hostess to antiques dealer, but her favourite so far is author. She does her best writing in a whitewashed cottage in Scotland where she keeps bees and swims in the sea. She is PoshPedlar on Instagram where she encourages her highly engaged 126,000 followers to ‘make room for the magic’.

Kathleen’s website: www.kathleen-hart.com
Instagram : @PoshPedlar

Kathleen Hart is represented at Jenny Brown Associates by Jenny. For all enquiries contact jenny@jennybrownassociates.com

Books by Kathleen

Devorgilla Days by Kathleen Hart - book cover

Devorgilla Days

Two Roads, May 2021

This is a story about uncovering the things that really matter, and discovering what makes us feel alive. It is a story about finding that inner strength and resilience, and never giving up hope.

Eight years ago, Kathleen Hart was diagnosed with breast cancer. Further complications led to a protracted recovery and months spent in hospital, where Kathleen had to learn how to walk again. While recuperating, she came across a small whitewashed cottage for sale in Wigtown, Scotland. Driving hundreds of miles on nothing more than a few photographs and an inkling, she bought it that very same day, and named it Devorgilla after the formidable 13th century Scottish princess.

Devorgilla Days is the story of how Kathleen left behind her old life to begin again in Scotland’s book capital. From renovating her cottage to exploring the seemingly quiet, but actually bustling town, she encounters a whole community of book lovers, beekeepers, artists and writers – and Lobster Fishermen. Kathleen starts wild swimming, a ritual that brings peace and clarity to her mind as her body heals.And, with the support of her virtual worldwide community who know her as PoshPedlar on Instagram, she rebuilds her life again.

Heartwarming and deeply moving, Devorgilla Days is an inspiring tale of one woman’s remarkable journey, a celebration of community, and a call-to-arms for anyone who has ever dreamt of starting over.

Praise for Devorgilla Days

We all need a Devorgilla Cottage somewhere in our hearts –Kirsty Wark

Beautifully written –Alexander Armstrong

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Patrick Laurie https://www.jennybrownassociates.com/patrick-laurie.htm Thu, 16 Apr 2020 11:26:58 +0000 https://www.jennybrownassociates.com/?p=8156 Patrick Laurie is a freelance journalist, writer and farmer. His blog Working for Grouse is visited by over 30,000 visitors each year.

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Author Patrick Laurie

Patrick Laurie is a freelance journalist. His blog Working for Grouse is visited by over 30,000 visitors each year. As well as writing and farming, he works for Soil Association Scotland on a program which supports conservation projects on farmland. His first book, The Black Grouse (Merlin Unwin, 2012), was the first natural history book on this rare and declining species.

Twitter : @gallowaygrouse

Patrick Laurie is represented at Jenny Brown Associates by Jenny. For all enquiries contact jenny@jennybrownassociates.com

Books by Patrick

Patrick Laurie - Native

Native: Life in a Vanishing Landscape

Birlinn, 2020

Desperate to connect with his native Galloway, Patrick Laurie plunges into work on his family farm in the hills of southwest Scotland. Investing in the oldest and most traditional breeds of Galloway cattle, the Riggit Galloway, he begins to discover how cows once shaped people, places and nature in this remote and half-hidden place. This traditional breed requires different methods of care from modern farming on an industrial, totally unnatural scale.
As the cattle begin to dictate the pattern of his life, Patrick stumbles upon the passing of an ancient rural heritage.

Always one of the most isolated and insular parts of the country, as the twentieth century progressed, the people of Galloway deserted the land and the moors have been transformed into commercial forest in the last thirty years. The people and the cattle have gone, and this withdrawal has shattered many centuries of tradition and custom. Much has been lost, and the new forests have driven the catastrophic decline of the much-loved curlew, a bird which features strongly in Galloway’s consciousness. The links between people, cattle and wild birds become a central theme as Patrick begins to face the reality of life in a vanishing landscape.

Praise for Native

Shortlisted for the Wainwright Prize for Nature Writing

A Waterstones Scottish Book of the Month

Patrick Laurie is a wonderful writer. He has written a hymn of love to his native land. –James Rebanks

In this tender, lyrical book, Patrick Laurie considers what it means to really belong to a place. Throughout, the mud, blood and sweat of the farm are brought vividly to life, and each sentence is charged with passion for its subject. –Malachy Tallack

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Ghillie Basan https://www.jennybrownassociates.com/ghillie-basan.htm Thu, 16 Apr 2020 10:53:21 +0000 https://www.jennybrownassociates.com/?p=8147 Ghillie Basan is a writer, broadcaster and food anthropologist. She runs a Culinary Experience business called Spirit & Spice.

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Ghillie Basan

Ghillie Basan is a writer, broadcaster and food anthropologist who lives in a remote part of the Cairngorms National Park where she runs a Culinary Experience business, Spirit & Spice, hosting groups from all over the world to pair wild food and local ingredients with whisky.

Formerly a journalist and teacher with a degree in Social Anthropology and a Cordon Bleu diploma, Ghillie has worked in Turkey, the Middle East, North Africa, India and Southeast Asia. Her food and travel articles have appeared in the Sunday Times, Sunday Herald, Daily Telegraph, Sunday Tribune, Press & Journal, BBC Good Food Magazine, Delicious Magazine, Diet & Nutrition USA, and various Middle Eastern and Internet magazines.

Ghillie has been described as one of the ‘finest writers on Middle Eastern food’ and has written more than 40 books on different culinary cultures – some have been nominated for the Glenfiddich, Guild of Food Writers, and the Cordon Bleu World Food Media Awards and have appeared regularly in the ‘Best of the Best’ and ‘Top 50’ lists. She is also the author of the non-fiction title, The Moon’s Our Nearest Neighbour, and of Spirit & Spice which weaves her travels and lifestyle off the beaten track through recipes and whiskies to pair with them.

As a broadcaster, Ghillie has many BBC credits as a presenter and contributor to a variety of food programmes and she produces her own podcast, also called Spirit & Spice, on food and drink stories in Scotland. As an ambassador of food and drink in Scotland, she has given TED talks in Canada and Ireland and has been a winner of the Highlands and Islands Innovation in Tourism Award.

www.ghilliebasan.com
www.spiritandspice.co.uk
Instagram : @ghilliebasan

Ghillie Basan is represented at Jenny Brown Associates by Jenny. For all enquiries contact jenny@jennybrownassociates.com

Books by Ghillie

Book cover of The Scottish Brunch Bible by Ghillie Basan

The Scottish Brunch Bible

Birlinn, April 2021

Food writer and broadcaster Ghillie Basan offers 50 recipes in seven themed sections: brunch in a bowl, brunch with eggs, brunch on bread, baked potato brunch, sweet-tooth brunch and boozy brunch. Featuring Scottish ingredients in traditional recipes as well as imaginative combinations – from herring in oatmeal with creamy scrambled eggs and cranachan smoothie to pancetta scallops with Caesar salad bruschetta and bacon butties with honey gooseberries – this little book is the perfect inspiration for those days when time is more generous and food less rushed.

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D V Bishop https://www.jennybrownassociates.com/d-v-bishop.htm Fri, 06 Dec 2019 11:27:58 +0000 https://www.jennybrownassociates.com/?p=8006 D V Bishop is an award-winning screenwriter and TV dramatist. His crime fiction debut City of Vengeance won the Pitch Perfect competition

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D. V. Bishop

D V Bishop is an award-winning screenwriter and TV dramatist. His crime fiction debut City of Vengeance won the Pitch Perfect competition at Bloody Scotland 2018 and will be published by Pan Macmillan in a two-book deal. He was awarded a Robert Louis Stevenson Fellowship by the Scottish Book Trust while writing the novel. He is programme leader for creative writing at Edinburgh Napier University.

Twitter: https://twitter.com/davidbishop

D V Bishop is represented at Jenny Brown Associates by Jenny. For all enquiries, contact jenny@jennybrownassociates.com

Books by D V Bishop

Book cover of City of Vengeance by D V Bishop

City of Vengeance

Pan Macmillan, 2021

The first in a new series set against the backdrop of the Medici dynasty in 1530s Renaissance Florence. City of Vengeance follows the case of a prominent Jewish moneylender who is found murdered. Cesare Aldo, a former soldier and now an officer of the city’s most powerful criminal court, is given four days to solve the murder. In the course of his investigations, Aldo uncovers a plot to overthrow the ruler of Florence, Alessandro de’Medici. If the Duke falls, it will endanger the whole city. But a rival officer of the court is trying to uncover the secrets of Aldo’s private life to bring him down. Can Aldo stop the conspiracy before anyone else dies, or will his own secrets destroy him first?

Praise for City of Vengeance

A first-class historical thriller… Bishop’s spirited and richly detailed story is a tour-de-force. –David Baldacci

Richly atmospheric… transports you to another time and place. –Ambrose Parry, author of The Way of All Flesh

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Alison Craig https://www.jennybrownassociates.com/alison-craig.htm Thu, 05 Sep 2019 09:59:41 +0000 https://www.jennybrownassociates.com/?p=7959 Alison Craig is a well-known writer, journalist, broadcaster, and blogger and author of The Birdie & Bramble series of stories.

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Alison Craig

Alison Craig is a well-known writer, journalist, broadcaster, and blogger. She is the author of several stories set at The Birdie & Bramble and of the non-fiction book, Alison’s Diary, The Nappy Years (Black & White, 2003).

Alison Craig is represented at Jenny Brown Associates by Jenny. For all enquiries contact jenny@jennybrownassociates.com

Books by Alison

Book cover of Blue Skies at Birdie by Alison Craig

Blue Skies at the Birdie & Bramble

Dash, May 2021

As the sun starts to shine it’s time for Maddy and the team at The Birdie & Bramble to make some changes, but will Maddy find the strength to stand up for what she wants and discover the true nature of friends, family and love?

Alison Craig - Snowdrops at the Birdie and Bramble

Snowdrops at the Birdie and Bramble

Orion, 2020

When the unexpected happens…

Since jetting off on her round-the-world adventure, Maddy Campbell never thought she’d be heading back to live in the small town of her birth to run The Birdie & Bramble. But after months of travelling, Maddy finally knows what she wants…and she’s ready to make it happen!

Only to arrive to find that The Birdie & Bramble needs a new chef and it’s her job to hire the perfect fit. Plus Jack hasn’t spoken to her since she boarded the plane all those months ago, she really thought they had something… Can Maddy fix the restaurant and her love life or will a new stranger throw more surprises her way?

Funny and heartwarming The Birdie and Bramble series is the perfect pick-me-up this spring!

Alison Craig - New Beginnings at the Birdie and Bramble

New Beginnings at the Birdie and Bramble

Dash (Orion), 2019

Can going home be a fresh start?

The Birdie & Bramble used to have queues out the door, especially during high season in St Andrews, but when Maddy Campbell makes her way back home after her father’s sudden death, the restaurant and her future seems bleak.

Unsure of how she’s going to face the world without her dad, Maddy sets out to sell the business and run back to London as quickly as possible. So when she finds out that the business isn’t worth a thing she realises it’s up to her to turn the restaurant around. Together with her dad’s best friends, faithful family dog Frank and the restaurant staff, Maddy sets out to save The Birdie & Bramble and preserve her dad’s legacy.

But as she becomes embroiled in the local town gossip, reconnects with family and bumps into Jack a fellow dog walker with the longest eyelashes in Europe, Maddy begins to wonder if the life she’s built for herself is the one she actually wants…

It’s a time of change for everyone at The Birdie & Bramble, but could this be a new beginning for Maddy too?

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Anna Deacon & Vicky Allan https://www.jennybrownassociates.com/anna-deacon-vicky-allan.htm Thu, 05 Sep 2019 08:07:36 +0000 https://www.jennybrownassociates.com/?p=7953 Anna Deacon has worked as a photographer for over a decade. Vicky Allen is an award-winning journalist and author.

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Anna Deacon & Vicky Allan

Anna Deacon has worked as a photographer for over a decade, following a career in the music industry. Her work has been published in many magazines and newspapers. She loves to photograph the outdoors and particularly loves portrait and documentary work. Vicky Allen is an award-winning journalist and author. A Staff Writer for the Herald on Sunday, her work has also appeared in The Times, Daily Express, Vogue, GQ, the Guardian and Scotland on Sunday. She has won awards for her travel-writing, features writing and for her articles campaigning against violence against women. Her novel Stray is currently being adapted as a feature film. She has always loved the outdoors and wild places.

Anna Deacon and Vicky Allen are represented at Jenny Brown Associates by Jenny. For all enquiries contact jenny@jennybrownassociates.com

Books by Anna and Vicky

For the love of Trees by Vicky Allan and Anna Deacon

For The Love of Trees

Black & White, 2020

For the Love of Trees is a beautiful celebration of trees and our connection with them. Combining amazing photographic portraits of people and trees with powerful personal testimonies, it tells stories of unique relationships with favourite trees. There are stories of people who have fought for trees, put down roots by planting them; found solace among them during times of grief; fallen in love through them; felt uplifted or relieved from stress or anxiety in their presence; known the way a window out on a tree can help during times of illness; memorialised loved ones through them; protected them and sought to understand them. These are stories of why trees have mattered to individuals, and how they have impacted on the lives of people whose own span, particularly in the case of older trees, is just a fraction of rings in their existence. Above all, this is a book about relationships – between humans and these majestic, long-living plants – at this time of climate emergency. For the Love of Trees is both unique and timely, as we look to find a new balance between humanity and our planet.

Anna Deacon and Vicky Allan - Taking the Plunge

Taking the Plunge: The Healing Power of Wild Swimming for Mind, Body and Soul

Black & White, 2019

This book will empower! Told through the incredible stories and breathtaking photos of those who wild swim, it shows how wild swimming can help you to physical and mental health. These are people who have brought their chronic pain, grief, loss, depression, stress and anxiety to the wild waters of seas, lakes and rivers. There they have found joy, confidence, fun, adventure and friendship. These experiences are backed up with the latest science and expert thought, and researched through interviews, on why coldwater swimming is both a mindful and physiologically healing practice. But, more importantly, Taking the Plunge tells how wild swimming works, through the compelling and moving personal stories of people from all walks of life. It features portraits of the swimmers in awe-inspiring scenery, in all weathers, including extremes of ice and snow. Through words and images, it highlights the wild swimming community s inclusivity, joie de vivre and camaraderie. For newcomers, this book serves as a guide to all things wild swimming: what to wear, how to take the first plunge, how to keep safe and warm, and where to go. Above all, these stories of taking the plunge will motivate, inspire and offer an exhilarating way to change your life forever.

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