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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

Murder and Mystery in Provence

Genre:

History, True Crime

THE DRUMMOND AFFAIR

Author:

Stephanie Matthews and Daniel Smith

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1950s France. Sir Jack Drummond, a British establishment figure. A brutal crime convicts a local farmer. Matthews and Smith expose a miscarriage of justice, revealing Drummond's shadowy Cold War past.

Genre:

True Crime

BLACK DAHLIA, RED ROSE

Author:

Piu Eatwell

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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 Rise and Fall and Rise of Communism

Genre:

History

TO OVERTHROW THE WORLD

Author:

Sean McMeekin

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Rights Sold: Japanese

From an award-winning historian, a new global history of Communism.
In 'To Overthrow the World,' the author explores the transformation of Communism from a seductive ideal to a ruling doctrine, revealing the roots of statist tyranny in Karl Marx's writings and the unexpected revival of Communism post-1991. The book highlights the violence, economic devastation, and surveillance under Communist rule, and traces its evolution into a philosophy maximizing state power and wealth. It also examines the global export of the 'China model' impacting academia, culture, media, sports, business, and government, challenging our understanding of Communism's evolution.

Decrypting the Final Solution

Genre:

History

THE HOLOCAUST CODES

Author:

Christian Jennings

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"The Holocaust Codes" unveils the gripping tale of British codebreaker Nigel De Grey at Bletchley Park decoding secret SS and Gestapo messages during the Holocaust, while SS Major Hermann Hoefle, orchestrating mass extermination, employs cryptanalysis to conceal atrocities. The narrative spans from massacres in Eastern Europe to the struggle to convey crucial information to Allied leaders. The book explores the indifference of British officials and the post-war fate of Holocaust signals, culminating in a surprising resolution as justice is served in an unexpected manner. This poignant account delves into wartime secrecy, intelligence, and the enduring legacy of the Final Solution.

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.

The Limits and Liabilities of Natural Selection

Genre:

Science & Biology

FLAWS OF NATURE

Author:

Andy Dobson

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

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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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 Ottoman Empire and Germany's Bid for World Power 1898-1918

Genre:

History

THE BERLIN-BAGHDAD EXPRESS

Author:

Sean McMeekin

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Rights Sold: Turkish

A history book on World War I as exciting as an adventure book. It explores the link between the Nazis and pan-Islamism in the Middle East by... train: The Berlin-Baghdad Express, the extraordinary railway that would link Central Europe and the Persian Gulf.
McMeekin investigates one of the big, previously unresearched subjects of World War I: the German bid for world power - and the destruction of the British Empire - through the harnessing of the Ottoman Empire.

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.

A History of Nazi Mercenaries During the Cold War

Genre:

History, Politics

FUGITIVES

Author:

Danny Orbach

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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.

Sex, Spying and Surveillance in the Third Reich

Genre:

History

KITTY'S SALON

Author:

Urs Brunner, Julia Schrammel, Nigel Jones

Rights avail:

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.

Three Extraordinary Flights
One Woman’s Remarkable Journey

Genre:

Biography & Memoirs

BIRD

Author:

Douglas Wight, Tracey Curtis-Taylor

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

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