Ebury Publishing

Ebury Publishing is a division of Penguin Random House, and is a well-known publisher of general non-fiction books in the UK. Ebury was founded in 1961 as a division of Nat Mags. It was sold to Century Hutchinson in 1989; Century Hutchinson was acquired by Random House.[1][2] Random House merged with Penguin Group to form Penguin Random House in 2015.

Under its umbrella are the imprints BBC Books, Ebury Press, Rider, Time Out, Virgin Books and Vermilion—each with their own, distinct identity and specialist areas of publishing.

Ebury Publishing
Parent companyPenguin Random House
Country of originUnited Kingdom
Headquarters locationLondon
Publication typesbooks
ImprintsBBC Books
Ebury Press
Time Out
Virgin Books
Official websitewww.eburypublishing.co.uk


  1. ^ "History of the Random House Imprints". Retrieved 2018-01-20.
  2. ^ McDOWELL, EDWIN (1987-05-08). "Random House to Buy British Group". The New York Times. ISSN 0362-4331. Retrieved 2018-01-20.

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BBC Books

BBC Books (also formerly known as BBC Publishing) is an imprint majority owned and managed by Penguin Random House through its Ebury Publishing division. The minority shareholder is BBC Studios, the commercial subsidiary of the British Broadcasting Corporation. The imprint has been active since the 1980s.

BBC Books publishes a range of books connected to BBC radio and television programming, including cookery, natural history, lifestyle, and behind the scenes "making-of" books. There are also some non-programme related biographies and autobiographies of various well-known personalities in its list.

Amongst BBC Books' best known titles are cookery books by former TV cook Delia Smith, wildlife titles by Sir David Attenborough and gardening titles by Alan Titchmarsh. In the BBC Publishing days, it turned down The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, a book which has now sold over 14,000,000 copies worldwide.


Burrata is a fresh Italian cow milk cheese (occasionally buffalo milk) made from mozzarella and cream. The outer shell is solid mozzarella, while the inside contains stracciatella and cream, giving it an unusual, soft texture. It is typical of Apulia.

It is also defined by some sources as an outer shell of mozzarella filled with butter or a mixture of butter and sugar. This agrees with original meaning of the word burrata, literally "buttered" in Italian.

It is usually served fresh and at room temperature.

Clarissa Dickson Wright

Clarissa Theresa Philomena Aileen Mary Josephine Agnes Elsie Trilby Louise Esmerelda Dickson Wright (24 June 1947 – 15 March 2014) was an English celebrity chef, television personality, writer, businesswoman, and former barrister. She was best known as one of the Two Fat Ladies, with Jennifer Paterson, in the television cooking programme. She was an accredited cricket umpire and one of only two women to become a Guild Butcher.

Coen brothers bibliography

A list of books and essays about the Coen brothers:

Coen, Joel; Coen, Ethan; Allen, William Rodney (2006). The Coen Brothers: Interviews. Univ. Press of Mississippi. ISBN 978-1-57806-889-0.

Conard, Mark T. (1 March 2009). The Philosophy of the Coen Brothers. University Press of Kentucky. ISBN 0-8131-3869-8.

Levine, Josh (1 January 2000). The Coen Brothers: The Story of Two American Filmmakers. ECW Press. ISBN 978-1-55022-424-5.

Luhr, William (2004). The Coen Brothers' Fargo. Cambridge University Press. ISBN 978-0-521-00501-2.

Robson, Eddie (31 July 2011). Coen Brothers - Virgin Film. Ebury Publishing. ISBN 978-0-7535-4770-0.

Corriere dello Sport – Stadio

Corriere dello Sport – Stadio is an Italian national sports newspaper based in Rome, Italy. It is one of three major Italian sports daily newspapers and has the largest readership in central and southern Italy, the fourth most read throughout the country.

Curry Mee

Curry Mee (Malay: mee kari; simplified Chinese: 咖喱面; traditional Chinese: 咖喱麵; pinyin: Gālímiàn) is an Asian dish, where its exact origin is not clrealy known. It appreas to be a fusion of Chinese noodles and Southeast Asian curries. Though it is called Curry Mee in northern part of the Malaysia, in most other places it is called "curry laksa" (Malay: laksa kari; Chinese: 咖喱喇沙; pinyin: Gālí Lǎshā). It could be a cross between the Singapore laksa and a spicy variation of the mee rebus. The dish is unique to Malaysia, Singapore, and Indonesia. It might have been influenced by Malay, Malaysian Chinese cuisine and Malaysian Indian cuisine.

It is usually made up of thin yellow noodles or/and string thin mee-hoon (rice vermicelli) with spicy curry soup, chilli/sambal, coconut milk, and a choice of dried tofu, cuttlefish, chicken, egg, mint leaves and cockle.

Felix Dennis

Felix Dennis (27 May 1947 – 22 June 2014) was an English publisher, poet, spoken-word performer and philanthropist. His company, Dennis Publishing, pioneered computer and hobbyist magazine publishing in the United Kingdom. In more recent times, the company added lifestyle titles such as its flagship brand The Week, which is published in the UK and the United States.

How to Cheat at Cooking

How to Cheat at Cooking is a cookbook by television chef Delia Smith, published in 2008 by Ebury Publishing. It was her first book following her How To Cook series, and had a television series based on the same recipes on BBC Two. Following publication, Smith was criticised by other chefs due to the use of certain ingredients such as canned minced lamb, and by nutritionists because of the level of salt in some of the recipes. The book increased the sales of several products, described as the "Delia Effect", and has been credited with an increase in the sales of tinned meat over the following two years.

La Gazzetta dello Sport

La Gazzetta dello Sport [la ɡadˈdzetta ˈdello ˈspɔrt]; The Sports Gazette) is an Italian daily newspaper dedicated to coverage of various sports. Founded in 1896, it is the most widely read daily newspaper of any kind in Italy (in 2018).

List of Doctor Who novelisations

This is a list of Doctor Who novelisations, in order of publication.

The first three Doctor Who serials to be novelised were the William Hartnell stories The Daleks (as Doctor Who in an Exciting Adventure with the Daleks by David Whitaker), The Web Planet (Doctor Who and the Zarbi by Bill Strutton) and The Crusade (Doctor Who and the Crusaders by Whitaker). They were published in hardback by Frederick Muller Ltd; the first was also published in paperback, by Armada.

Between 1973 and 1991, Target Books published almost every Doctor Who television serial as a novelisation, starting with new editions of the Frederick Muller books. When Target was closed down by Virgin Books in 1991, three further serials – The Power of the Daleks and The Evil of the Daleks by John Peel and the radio serial The Paradise of Death by Barry Letts – were added to the range. Reprints under the Target imprint continued through 1994.

The only serials from the original 1963–1989 run of the show never to have been officially novelised by Target and its related companies are The Pirate Planet, City of Death, Shada, Resurrection of the Daleks, and Revelation of the Daleks, due to licensing issues with the original scriptwriters. All were later novelised by BBC Books. The Children in Need special Dimensions in Time and the Comic Relief spoof Doctor Who and the Curse of Fatal Death have also not been novelised.

BBC Books published a novelisation of the 1996 Doctor Who television movie by Gary Russell. Random House, through its United Kingdom division, acquired a 90% stake in Virgin Books (including Target) in March 2007. In November 2009, Virgin became an independent imprint within Ebury Publishing, a division of the Random House Group. In 2006, the Ebury Publishing acquired a majority shareholding in BBC Books, allowing BBC Books to publish novelisations of four stories from the post-2005 revived series ("Rose", "The Christmas Invasion", "The Day of the Doctor", and "Twice Upon a Time") as part of the Target range on 4 April 2018. Also, Pearson Education published adaptations of four Eleventh Doctor and six Twelfth Doctor stories for use in schools.

In addition to the television serials, three scripts from the cancelled Season 23 – The Nightmare Fair, The Ultimate Evil and Mission to Magnus – were novelised. A short series entitled The Companions of Doctor Who comprised the novelisation of K-9 and Company along with the original works Turlough and the Earthlink Dilemma and Harry Sullivan's War.

Besides The Paradise of Death, Target also novelised two additional non-televised stories: the radio play Slipback and the audio story The Pescatons.

A novelisation by Barry Letts of a further radio drama, The Ghosts of N-Space, was published as part of the Virgin Missing Adventures range in 1995, as was the novelisation of the independent spin-off Downtime; in the same year, the Virgin New Adventures range published a novelisation of Shakedown: The Return of the Sontarans. The most recent novelisations to be published are Rose, The Christmas Invasion, The Day of the Doctor, and Twice Upon a Time.

In 2005, BBC Audio released unabridged audiobook versions of the first three Frederick Muller novelisations, read by actor William Russell (who played Ian Chesterton). Beginning in September 2007, they began releasing further unabridged audiobooks of the Target novelisations at a rate of approximately two every two months; the books themselves remain officially out of print. BBC Books began reprinting selected titles starting in July 2011.

List of blue cheeses

This is a list of blue cheeses. Blue cheese is a general classification of cheeses that have had cultures of the mold Penicillium added so that the final product is spotted or veined throughout with blue, or blue-grey mold and carries a distinct smell, either from that or various specially cultivated bacteria. Some blue cheeses are injected with spores before the curds form, and others have spores mixed in with the curds after they form. Blue cheeses are typically aged in a temperature-controlled environment such as a cave. Blue cheese can be eaten by itself or can be spread, crumbled or melted into or over foods.

Michael Shmith

Michael Shmith (born 7 July 1949) is an Australian journalist and writer.

He was born on 7 July 1949, the son of Athol Shmith and his wife Patricia "Bambi" née Tuckwell (they later divorced). He worked at The Age in Melbourne from 1981 until 1995, when he became communications director for the Australian Ballet. Shmith was then a senior writer for The Age and its arts editor from 1985 to 1993. From 2010 to 2017 he was the paper's opera critic. He resigned from the position in August 2017 alleging it was over a disagreement with The Age's arts editor who had no space left to publish an unsolicited review.He edited the 1999 Ebury Publishing edition of The New Pocket Kobbé's Opera Book with George Lascelles, 7th Earl of Harewood. The Earl was his mother's second husband.

Rider (imprint)

Rider is a publishing imprint of Ebury Publishing, a Penguin Random House division. The list was started by William Rider & Son in Britain in 1908 when he took over the occult publisher Phillip Wellby. The editorial director of the new list was Ralph Shirley and under his direction, they began to publish titles as varied as the Rider-Waite tarot deck and Bram Stoker's Dracula.

Today the Rider motto is "New Ideas for New Ways of Living" and books and authors on the list reflects this. There are still books on the paranormal, with authors like Raymond Moody and Colin Fry; on astral projection with authors Sylvan Muldoon and Hereward Carrington; and spirituality, with books by the Dalai Lama and Jack Kornfield; but there are also books on current and international affairs by authors as diverse as Nobel Prize-winners Archbishop Desmond Tutu and Shirin Ebadi.

Target Books

Target Books was a British publishing imprint, established in 1973 by Universal-Tandem Publishing Co Ltd, a paperback publishing company. The imprint was established as a children's imprint to complement the adult Tandem imprint, and became well known for their highly successful range of novelisations and other assorted books based on the popular science-fiction television series Doctor Who. Their first publications based on the serial were reprints in paperback of three novels which had been previously published as hardbacks: Doctor Who and the Daleks and Doctor Who and the Crusaders by David Whitaker, and Doctor Who and the Zarbi by Bill Strutton. As these sold well further novelisations of the show were commissioned. In 1975 Universal-Tandem was sold by its American owners, the Universal-Award group, to the British conglomerate Howard and Wyndham. The company was renamed Tandem Publishing Ltd before being merged with the paperback imprints of Howard and Wyndham's general publishing house W. H. Allen Ltd to become Wyndham Publications Ltd in 1976. However, during 1977 and 1978 the Wyndham identity was phased out and, until 1990, Target books were published by 'the paperback division of WH Allen & Co'.

The most prolific writer in the Doctor Who range was Terrance Dicks, while actor turned writer Ian Marter, Malcolm Hulke, Philip Hinchcliffe and Nigel Robinson (who was for a time the editor of the range) were also contributors.

Almost every story from the Doctor Who series was produced in novelisation form; the exceptions being three scripts by Douglas Adams (Shada, The Pirate Planet and City of Death) and two by Eric Saward (Resurrection of the Daleks and Revelation of the Daleks). Saward was reluctant to novelise these scripts himself due to the large percentage of the author's royalties demanded by the agents of the creator of the Daleks, Terry Nation, for the inclusion of the creatures, and other writers were dissuaded for the same reason. Adams, when interviewed on video about his involvement with Doctor Who, stated that he was unhappy with the standard one-off fee offered by Target Books for the novelisations saying "I do have this tendency to be a best-selling author". The estate of Douglas Adams eventually permitted a novelisation of Shada to be produced in 2011. It was written by Gareth Roberts and published by BBC Books in 2012.The company also produced novelisations of various other films and television series, again aimed mostly at the child and teenage markets. They also published a number of original children's and teenage novels. In 1973, the company produced a successful paperback edition of Tim Dinsdale's book, The Story of the Loch Ness Monster. In 1977, Target published the novelisation of the Ray Harryhausen film, Sinbad and the Eye of the Tiger.

WH Allen was acquired by Virgin Books in a process that spanned late 1986 to late 1987. In 1994 the Target imprint was closed down and the last three novelisation published by Virgin were under the Doctor Who Books imprint. They did, however, feature the Target logo inside and were numbered in Target's "Doctor Who Library" on inside pages.

Further novelisations of Doctor Who-related productions were published by Virgin under the New Adventures and Missing Adventures lines (including an adaptation of the BBC Radio play The Ghosts of N-Space and the independently produced spin-offs Downtime and Shakedown: Return of the Sontarans), while BBC Books would later adapt the 1996 TV-movie, the 2003 webcast, Scream of the Shalka and, in March 2012, the unbroadcast story, Shada.

Random House, through its United Kingdom division, acquired a 90% stake in Virgin Books (including Target) in March 2007. In November 2009, Virgin became an independent imprint within Ebury Publishing, a division of the Random House Group.In 2011 BBC Books published reprints of several of the Target Doctor Who novelisations.In 2018 BBC Books published four novelisations of post-2005 Doctor Who stories and a new abridged version of City of Death using the Target logo, Ebury Publishing having acquired a majority shareholding of BBC Books in 2006.

The Amazing Book Is Not On Fire

Daniel Howell and Phil Lester's The Amazing Book Is Not On Fire is a humorous autobiographical book, released on 8 October 2015 by Ebury Publishing.

The Good Pub Guide

The Good Pub Guide is a long-running critical publication which lists and rates public houses (pubs) in the United Kingdom.Published by Random House's Ebury Publishing subsidiary since 1982, it is released annually in book form and, since 2009, online.By 2009, the book form guide contained over 5,000 of pubs based upon food, drink, and atmosphere. There were 1,140 fully inspected main entries and 1,931 entries recommended by readers which had yet to be inspected. In addition, the website contained a list of 55,000 pubs.

The Peel Sessions (The Cure EP)

The Peel Sessions was the 1988 EP release of the session The Cure recorded on 4 December 1978 for BBC Radio 1's John Peel show. The session was broadcast on 11 December 1978. The recordings were released on 12" vinyl, CD and cassette in 1988. Music journalist Jeff Apter has called the session "just the seal of credibility the band needed".The EP reached number 7 on the UK Independent Singles Chart.

Tony Wrighton

Tony Wrighton is a television and radio broadcaster in the United Kingdom who has authored several books and audiobooks on a variety of wellness/personal development topics.


Tuttosport is an Italian sport newspaper published in Turin, Italy.


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