Pollinger Limited represent dramatic and documentary film and television rights for Summersdale’s books.
Summersdale Publishers was founded in 1990 by former buskers Stewart Ferris and Alastair Williams when they published their first book, The Busker's Guide to Europe. Since then Summersdale has produced over 500 books, nurtured several best-selling authors, and now exports around the world, selling translation rights to many countries.
Pollinger Limited collaborate with Summersdale to develop film and television projects from their wide-ranging list, which includes Peter Kerr’s best-selling and hilarious series of books about life as a Scottish orange farmer in Majorca, Edward Enfield’s account of his travels on a bicycle, freewheeling through Ireland, and Britta Das’s heartbreaking and moving story of love and mystery as a doctor in little-visited Bhutan, Buttertea at Sunrise.
Titles for 2007 include Imogen Lloyd Webber’s The Single Girl’s Guide, which is published in the UK in April and in the US, as The Single Girl's Survival Guide, in September. The book is already generating considerable interest and press attention. Another title generating particular interest is Marie Tieche’s Champagne and Polar Bears, the true story of one brave woman’s personal journey and a romance that developed in a small, frozen hut in the Arctic.