John Hughes-Wilson retired from a prominent army career to become one of Britain’s leading military historians, as well as a successful novelist. A former Colonel on NATO’s International Political Staff in Brussels, his military posts included Head of Policy and Senior British Intelligence Officer, SHAPE, and posts with Intelligence, Counter-Terrorism and Special Forces. His factual books include the best-selling Military Intelligence Blunders; Blindfold and Alone published by Constable & Robinson, (described by the Guardian as “the definitive book on the WW1 executions”); and A Brief History of the Cold War. The Puppet Masters, a history of intelligence, published by Phoenix was shortlisted for the Westminster Gold Medal. An American Coup d’Etat – Who Really Killed JFK? was published in 2013 by John Blake Publishing.
News & Events
A round-up of book signings, author interviews, news and events.
Elfrida Eden Fallowfield author of The Dancing Debutante
Elfrida Eden Fallowfield, one of London’s best-loved ballet teachers and niece of Sir Anthony Eden, British Prime Minister in the mid-1950s talks about her time as one of the last of the true ‘debs’. Elfrida mingled with the stars in the 1950s and 60s and has counted many household names from the world of entertainment as close friends, including David Jacobs and Derek Nimmo.
Delia Despair author of The Grown-Ups Wouldn't Like it hits Amazon's Editors top 100
Well known blogger and author Delia Despairs’ book The Grown-Ups Wouldn’t Like it is now one of Amazons editors’ top 100 favourite books of the year.
Frankfurt Book Fair 2014
Some interesting views and photographs which illustrate the diversity and content of the book fair as seen through the lens of Mereo Books staff photographer. 7300 exhibitors and 275,000 visitors, more than 3,700 events, 9,000 journalists and over 1,000 bloggers all combine to make the Frankfurt Book Fair the biggest trade fair for the international publishing industry in the world.
Michael Naya author of War, Medic Hero
Talks about his book War, Medic Hero, a tribute to his brother who won the Military Medal for his bravery while serving as a medic in the Royal Army Medical Corps.
Gordon Sharp author of Going for a Spin
Aviation medicine specialist and broadcaster talks to Bill Padly about his new book Going for a Spin.
Edith Hofmann author of Unshed Tears, a holocaust novel
Unshed Tears, written soon after the war, relates the authors experiences of being deported to Lodz ghetto by the Nazis where both her parents died when she was only 15. After 2 years in Lodz, she was sent to Auschwitz and then Bergen Belsen.
Mereo Books exhibition stand at the London Book Fair 2014
A very successful launch of the Mereo Books imprint at the London Book Fair 2014 and a lot of interest from authors, who want help with publishing their books.
Roland Minor author of 'A Lot of Loose Ends'
Interviewed on Talk Radio Europe about his book.
Moving Half the Mountain Documentary Trailer
Prisoner of Japan features in a documentary ʻMoving Half the Mountainʼ about the power of forgiveness. Prisoners of the Japanese and their guards recall memories on the infamous Death Railway. Personal stories told with 70 years perspective.