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Place-making: The Art of Capability Brown

John Phibbs

Historic England

June 2017

In Historic England’s new book, John Phibbs draws on a wide range of documentary evidence to examine the motivation behind Capability Brown’s landscapes, their value and structure, and their place within the English landscape tradition. Phibbs reveals the thinking behind Brown’s genius and shows us how to interpret his enormous body of work.

Capability Brown: Designing the English Landscape

John Phibbs


November 2016

Capability Brown (1716-1783) was a master of English landscape design. This is a fantastically well-illustrated book with photographs by Joe Cornish and illuminated by John Phibbs' deft explanatory text.

Read Tim Richardson's enthusiastic review Earthy Delights: Five Books on Capability Brown in The Literary Review here. Richardson's review includes other major publications about Brown which celebrate his tercentenary and impact on the English landscape.

The Wonder

Emma Donoghue

HarperCollins Canada, Picador (UK), Little, Brown Book Group (US)

Little, Brown Book Group hold the translation rights.

September 2016

A magnetic novel written with all the spare and propulsive tension that made Room a huge bestseller. The Wonder works beautifully on many levels - as a simple tale of two strangers who will transform each other's lives, a powerful psychological thriller and a story of love pitted against evil in its many masks.

Ruth Scurr's review, The Dreams and the Demons of Fasting, in The New York Review of Books.

Alexandra Schwartz's review, The Art of Starvation, in The New Yorker.

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