Author(s): Antonia Fraser
A bestselling historian's account of the Gunpowder Plot - 'History as it should be written' - Roy Strong.
5 November 2005 is the 400th anniversary of the Gunpowder Plot Antonia Fraser is one of the world's best known historians and was made CBE in 1999 Antonia Fraser will be taking part in a BBC documentary and giving several high-profile lectures at the time of publication To be reissued in brand new packaging Film rights to Marie Antoinette have been sold to Sofia Coppola, daughter of Francis Ford Coppola Antonia Fraser's books have won many awards, including the James Tait Black Memorial Prize and the Wolfson Award for History Winner of the Crime Writers' Gold Dagger Award for Non-fiction
Press release & copy of THE GUNPOWDER PLOT sent to usual paperback mailing list AND a special list created for this title. Mailing was sent in time to tie in with Bonfire Night. Special mailing list included history, catholic and specialist publications, as well as selected regional press including publications covering Lewes region etc. Press release was also sent to regional radio stations offering competition copies as author is not available for interview. The following regional radio stations will be holding competitions on/around 5th November 2002.BBC Radio Cambridgeshire (Book of the Week 3/11)BBCRadio EssexBBC Radio NewcastleBBC Radio WM Coventry & WarwickshireBBC Radio MerseysideBBC Radio SolentBBC Midlands Late ShowBBC Radio KentBBC Radio GM
Since 1969, Antonia Fraser has written many acclaimed historical works which have been international bestsellers, including Marie Antoinette, Mary Queen of Scots (James Tait Black Memorial Prize), Cromwell: Our Chief of Men, The Six Wives of Henry VIII and The Gunpowder Plot: Terror and Faith in 1605 (St Louis Literary Award; CWA Non-Fiction Gold Dagger). Antonia Fraser was made CBE in 1999, and awarded the Norton Medlicott Medal by the Historical Association in 2000. She is married to the playwright Harold Pinter and lives in London.