Pen Vogler

‘Sharp, rich and superbly readable… Fascinating’ Sunday Times’Utterly delicious’ Observer’Superb’ ‘Book of the Week’, The Times’Terrific’ ‘Book of the Week’, Guardian’A brilliant romp of a book.’ Jay RaynerAvocado or beans on toast? Gin or claret? Nut roast or game pie? Milk in first or milk in last? And do you have tea, dinner or supper in the evening?In this fascinating social history of food in Britain, Pen Vogler examines the origins of our eating habits and reveals how they are loaded with centuries of class prejudice. Covering such topics as fish and chips, roast beef, avocados, tripe, …


Allen & Unwin acquires Sharon Stone’s ‘deeply moving’ memoir

12 November 2020

Allen & Unwin has acquired UK and Commonwealth rights to The Beauty of Living Twice by Sharon Stone.  UK publisher Ed Faulkner and Kelly Fagan, publisher at A&U Australia, secured rights from Suzanne Smith at Knopf Doubleday in New York. The Beauty of Living Twice will chronicle the actress’ efforts to rebuild her life after suffering a stroke. Stone will also talk about her pivotal roles, her friendships, her disappointments and her accomplishments. The memoir will reveal how Stone went from a childhood of trauma and violence to a business that in many ways echoed those same assaults, …