Thursday, August 9, 2018

Hodder buys world wide rights to the Quest for Queen Mary

"Hodder buys world rights to Queen Mary hit

Rights - Non Fiction Thursday, 09 August 2018

Boutique publisher Zuleika has sold world rights to The Quest for Queen Mary by James Pope-Hennessy, edited by Hugo Vickers; 'destined to be a classic' says Hodder.

The book was first published by Zuleika Books in March and has since received exceptionally good reviews. According to Hodder's acquisition statement, 'The Quest for Queen Mary is the full collection of unexpurgated notes by James Pope-Hennessy for his highly admired official biography of the Queen's grandmother, Queen Mary, published in 1959.

'His notes of meetings with royalty, members of court and retainers, taken over three years and which took him all over Europe, are so indiscreet they were kept private for 50 years and have only now been published in full. They are edited and annotated by the acclaimed royal biographer Hugo Vickers.

The book is currently available via Zuleika's website for £20 (the cover price is £30) but there is a six-day wait due to 'significant demand'.

This means Hugo's fabulous book will reach an even wider audience.

Publication  date is September 20.


  1. Well deserved. Its a superb book.

  2. Great news! It is a fantastic book. Now I am imagining a screenplay about JPH's strange odyssey of roaming through royal circles for him he himself feels no great affinity. It could be very interesting in the right hands. The quirky interviews and unusual "characters" he encountered. A modern-day "through the looking glass" tale, perhaps.