November 25th, 2022

Delighted that @lucieabrownlee will be teaching #memoir at Newcastle’s @FaberAcademy

As well as being a @richardandjudy pick – #LifeAfterDeath was adapted for TV by @georgiapudding


OUT NOW in paperback

November 8th, 2021

The Year of the Gun – ‘Skilfully mixing real history with action sequences worthy of Lee Child.’ – John Williams, Mail on Sunday The Year of the Gun by HB Lyle

Get yours now.


FT review for The Year of the Gun by HB Lyle

November 24th, 2020

We’re delighted to report that there was a fantastic review for The Year of the Gun in the Financial Times: ‘The story rattles along at pace, the characters are engaging and the fight scenes burst with action.


The Year of the Gun blog tour 2020

October 14th, 2020

Kicking off on 5th November. WIGGINS is back.


The Year of the Gun by HB Lyle

September 11th, 2020

Ben Lyle’s latest Wiggins spy thriller, THE YEAR OF THE GUN, received its first US trade review this week. Publishers Weekly describes it as ‘ebullient’ & ‘swashbuckling’, ‘The myriad historical incidents and figures that stud the story add color’. Hodder will publish on the 5th Nov; Mobius will publish in the US on November 17


Looking for tips on how to improve your screenplay?

March 31st, 2020

Read our Q&A with screenwriter & script consultant Henry Fitzherbert – Find out about his rom-com success & how to turn a script around. ‘The biggest challenge is to find a story worth telling. To find something that can punch through in a very crowded marketplace…’


Dick Clements & Ian LaFrenais book tour postponed until 2021

March 27th, 2020

The legendary screenwriting duo’s book tour – to accompany the paperback publication of More Than Likely – has been pushed to 2021.

Stay safe. We look forward to seeing you then.


How to improve your screenplay

January 29th, 2020

We’re delighted to welcome scriptwriter Henry Fitzherbert to The Writers’ Practice. Henry will be advising on screenplays. Former film critic, Henry got his break co-writing boarding school comedy horror, Slaughterhouse Rulez, starring Simon Pegg.


Dick Clement And Ian La Frenais to appear at Cheltenham Literary Festival, 13th October

August 26th, 2019

To celebrate the publication of More Than Likely, the creators of some of British television’s most beloved comedies reflect on their long and successful careers. Together they scripted The Likely Lads, which became one of BBC Two’s first hits.


W&N to publish memoir of screenwriting legends

May 28th, 2019

Weidenfeld & Nicolson publisher Alan Samson has acquired world rights excluding the USA and Canada to the funniest memoir you will read this year: More Than Likely will be published on 19th September.