Penguin Books SA Acquires Worldwide Rights to House of War
Written by Ronald Irwin is with great pleasure that I announce Penguin Books SA’s acquisition of House of War, a major novel by South African journalist Hamilton Wende. Penguin Publisher Louise Grantham has worked closely with Hamilton to help perfect the manuscript; the result is astounding. The House of War is a story about the search for the ruins of an ancient Greek city founded by Alexander the Great in today’s war-torn northern Afghanistan.

The book draws its inspiration from Michael Ondaatje, Graham Greene, John Le Carre and Dan Brown. Peopled with warlords, Al Qaeda renegades and NATO troops, The House of War is a psychological thriller, a spy story, a romance, and a quest. We already have interest from publishers around the planet looking to acquire rights to this breakthrough novel; we hope to see House of War conquer all at Frankfurt next month. Thank you Penguin, and thank you Hamilton!

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