Levison Wood was recently set the challenge of selecting 100 stories, essays and excerpts from his favourite literary works on the subjects of survival, adventure and exploration. 'Endurance' is the resulting anthology, encompassing classics of the genre and new, diverse voices, from tales of the heroic age of exploration and incredible acts of dering-do, to pioneering women, record-breaking athletes and survivors of war. Includes extracts about and by Ernest Shackleton, Robert Falcon Scott, Sir Edmund Hillary, Marie Colvin, Gertrude Bell and Nellie Bly, amongst others. 'Endurance' will be published by Head of Zeus in August 2022.
Michael O'Mara to publish Alex Bescoby's The Last Overland
Michael O’Mara Books has acquired the remarkable story of filmmaker Alex Bescoby’s epic journey recreating the iconic First Overland expedition made in 1955, tying in with a major four-part documentary series airing on All 4 in the UK this autumn. Embarking on the "mother of all road trips" in 2019, Alex's book recounts his defining trip of a lifetime, investigating how the world has changed since the First Overland, and exploring themes of family ties, postcolonialism and the Land Rover religion. 'The Last Overland' will be published in hardback on September 29th 2022. Senior Commissioning Editor Jo Stansall acquired World English Rights from Jo Cantello at Wolfsong Media.