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Roe, Dinah

Roe, Dinah

Jay, Deborah

Deborah Jay

Holden-Brown, Heather

Heather Holden-Brown

hhb agency ltd was founded in 2005 by Heather Holden-Brown, a publishing editor for 20 years with Waterstone’s, Harrap, BBC Books and Headline. The following year the agency became a member of the Association of Authors’ Agents.
Heather is a member of Kingston University’s Publishers’ Advisory Board, and in 2004 assessed the food and cookery books for the André Simon Memorial Fund’s annual awards.

Conway, Jane

Jane Conway

Clee, Nicholas

Nicholas Clee

Nicholas Clee is joint editor of BookBrunch, a book industry newsletter. He is a former editor of the Bookseller. His books are Don’t Sweat the Aubergine (Short Books, 2005); Eclipse: The Story of the Rogue, the Madam and the Horse that Changed Racing (Bantam Press, 2009); and Things I Am Ashamed Of (Kindle Single, 2014).

Bernard, Philippa

Philippa Bernard

Philippa’s first biography was the life of the poet Kathleen Raine. She has also written The History of Westminster Synagogue, Out of the Midst of the Fire (the story of the rescue of a thousand Scrolls of the Law from the Czech Republic), and was General Editor of Antiquarian Books: A Companion. She and her husband owned Chelsea Rare Books for 35 years, and she lectures on Anglo-Jewish history, among other subjects.

Gristwood, Sarah

Sarah Gristwood

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Andrews, Geoff

Geoff Andrews

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Forthcoming Events


Wednesday 2 March, 7pm – Tom Bower

St Stephen’s Club, 34 Queen Anne’s Gate, London SW1H 9AB [nearest Tube is St James’s Park]. £35. To book please send cheque [payable to The Biographers’ Club] to Jane Mays, 21 Marsden Street, London, NW5 3HE, [and please let us know if you require a vegetarian meal].

Thursday 24 February, Biography – What Publishers Are Looking For [this event is now sold out]

Drinks 6.30 for 7.00pm start Swedenborg Hall, 20-21 Bloomsbury Way, London WC1A 2TH [nearest Tube Holborn or Tottenham Court Road]. Chaired by Nicholas Clee, joint editor of Bookbrunch, with John Blake Managing Director of Blake Publishing, Heather McCallum Trade Publisher at Yale University Press, Alan Samson, Non-Fiction Publisher at Weidenfeld and Paul Sidey Editorial Director at Hutchinson will be discussing how the biography market is changing, what sort of biographies and authors they are looking for and how proposals should be presented. This event is now sold out.