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The Andrew Lownie Literary Agency Ltd, founded in 1988, is one of the UK's leading boutique literary agencies with some two hundred non-fiction authors.

It prides itself on its personal attention to its clients and specialises both in launching new writers and taking established writers to a new level of recognition.

According to Publishers Marketplace, Andrew Lownie has regularly been the top selling agent in the world . He has also three times been shortlisted for ‘Agent of the Year’ at the British Bookseller Awards.

Assortimento di libri

TITLES

Three Extraordinary Flights
One Woman’s Remarkable Journey

Genre:

Biography & Memoirs

BIRD

Author:

Douglas Wight, Tracey Curtis-Taylor

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Danish, Dutch, Estonian, Faroese, Finnish, French, German, Icelandic, Italian, Latvian, Lithuanian, Norwegian, Swedish.

Making history against the odds, the epic life story of one of Britain's most inspirational adventurers.

Genre:

True Crime

BLACK DAHLIA, RED ROSE

Author:

Piu Eatwell

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Danish, Dutch, Estonian, Faroese, Finnish, French, German, Icelandic, Latvian, Lithuanian, Norwegian, Swedish

Rights Sold: Italian, Russian

This book marks the 70th anniversary of the infamous ‘Black Dahlia’ murder. Eatwell delves into the unsolved case of Elizabeth Short, a budding Hollywood starlet found murdered in 1947. Titled after the victim's nickname, the book offers a fresh perspective, presenting a compelling new solution to the mystery. With a focus on Hollywood's noir era, Eatwell's account is the first thoroughly researched factual exploration of this notorious crime, promising a gripping and atmospheric narrative.

The Night Bobby Kennedy killed Marilyn Monroe

Genre:

Biography & Memoirs

BOMBSHELL

Author:

Mike Rothmiller, Douglas Thompson

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Danish, Dutch, Estonian, Faroese, Finnish, French, German, Icelandic, Italian, Latvian, Lithuanian, Norwegian, Swedish

Rights Sold: Czech, Hungarian

It is based on secret police files, the actress’s diary, and interviews including an astonishing confession from actor Peter Lawford - the Kennedys’ brother-in-law who was there on the night she died.
Marilyn, her diary reveals, was enraged that the Kennedys were treating her “like a whore” and was threatening to spill the beans.
Was she killed to silence her and save the country’s political royalty from embarrassment?

The Limits and Liabilities of Natural Selection

Genre:

Science & Biology

FLAWS OF NATURE

Author:

Andy Dobson

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Danish, Dutch, Estonian, Faroese, Finnish, French, German, Icelandic, Italian, Latvian, Lithuanian, Norwegian, Swedish

Rights Sold: C.C. Chinese, S.C. Chinese, Korean, South Arabian

A wealth of colourful case-studies show how natural selection involves trade-offs, compromises, and botch-jobs, sacrificing individuals in favour of their genes.

A History of Nazi Mercenaries During the Cold War

Genre:

History, Politics

FUGITIVES

Author:

Danny Orbach

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Danish, Dutch, Estonian, Faroese, Finnish, German, Icelandic, Latvian, Lithuanian, Norwegian, Swedish

Rights Sold: French, Hebrew, Hungarian, Italian, Japanese, Polish, Portuguese, Spanish

The thrilling, untold history of Nazi fugitives turned postwar agents—for America, the Soviets, the Third World, or themselves.
Unearthing newly declassified revelations from Mossad and other archives, historian Danny Orbach reveals this long-forgotten arena of the Cold War, and its colourful cast of characters.

Genre:

Literary & General

HERSELF SURPRISED

Author:

Joyce Cary

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Danish, Dutch, Estonian, Faroese, Finnish, French, German, Icelandic, Italian, Latvian, Lithuanian, Norwegian, Swedish

Herself Surprised, the first volume of Joyce Cary's remarkable First Trilogy, introduces Sara Monday, a woman at once dissolute and devout, passionate and sly. With no regrets, Sara reviews her changing fortunes, remembering the drudgery of domestic servitude, the pleasures of playing the great lady in a small provincial town, and the splendors and miseries of life as the model, muse, and mistress of the painter Gulley Jimson.

She Was an Abused Girl and a Battered Wife - Until the Day She Fought Back

Genre:

Biography & Memoirs

I OWN YOU

Author:

Dawn McConnell and Katy Weitz

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French, Italian

Rights sold: German

Powerful and inspiring, I Own You is the shocking story of how one woman overcame her harrowing past to find happiness on her own terms.

Sex, Spying and Surveillance in the Third Reich

Genre:

History

KITTY'S SALON

Author:

Urs Brunner, Julia Schrammel, Nigel Jones

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German, Italian

Rights sold: Estonian, French, Slovene

There is no book in English about the wartime Berlin 'salon' run by Kitty Schmidt under the secret control of Reinhard Heydrich, one of the architects of the Final Solution. Salon Kitty was the most notorious brothel in the decadent Berlin of the Weimar Republic - the city of Cabaret. But after the Nazis took power, it became something more dangerous: a spying centre with every room wired for sound, staffed by women agents specially selected by the SS to coax secrets from their VIP clients. Masterminded by Reinhard Heydrich, the spymaster whom Hitler himself called 'the man with the iron heart', the exclusive establishment turned listening post was patronised by the Nazi leaders themselves, not knowing that hidden ears were listening. One of the last untold stories of the Second World War, Salon Kitty's sensational true history is now revealed by historians Nigel Jones, Urs Brunner and Dr Julia Schrammel. After years of painstaking research and investigation, the story they tell sheds new light on Nazi methods of control and coercion, and the way that they used and abused sex for their own perverse purposes.

Persecutors or Victims

Genre:

Biography & Memoirs

MEGHAN AND HARRY: The Real Story

Author:

Lady Colin Campbell

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Dutch, Faroese, Finnish, French, German, Icelandic, Latvian, Lithuanian, Norwegian, Swedish

Rights sold: Bulgarian, Danish, Estonian, Hungarian, Italian, Polish, Russian, Turkish






**A Wall Street Journal bestseller**
This blockbuster narrative provides the first behind-the-scenes, authoritative account of the Duke and Duchess of Sussex’s marriage, by the New York Times bestselling author of "Diana in Private".

Genre:

Biography & Memoirs, Psychology

NINE MINDS

Author:

Daniel Tammet

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Rights Sold: French, Polish

In this vivid work of creative nonfiction, Daniel Tammet continues his celebrated exploration of the mind, drawing on self-knowledge and immersion research to narrate the stories and inner lives of nine men and women on the neuro-diverse spectrum.

The Incredible True Story of the Whistleblowers Jailed after Exposing the Rotten Heart of the Financial System

Genre:

Biography & Memoirs, Current Issues, Economy & Politics

RIGGED

Author:

Andy Verity

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Danish, Dutch, Estonian, Faroese, Finnish, French, German, Icelandic, Italian, Latvian, Lithuanian, Norwegian, Swedish

Optioned by HTM Television

Corruption, collusion and a miscarriage of justice on both sides of the Atlantic, where whistleblowers were wrongly jailed for crimes they didn't commit: this is the shocking true story of the Libor scandal, just not as you knew it.

The 16th-Century Contest that Shaped the Modern World

Genre:

History

SPICE

Author:

Roger Crowley

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Rights Sold: S.C. Chinese, Korean, Portuguese

Spice is the story of six crucial decades, 1511-1571, from the Portuguese conquest of Malacca to the founding of Manila – a defining moment, when the world ‘went global’. It is a narrative of epic sweep that now defines every aspect of our lives, and the relationship with the great empires of the East.
It is big history in the fullest sense of the word.

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