Later this year comes the fifth series of The Peaky Blinders to the BBC, the much loved show based on gang activity in the early 20th Century. Earlier in the run we brought you a blog featuring books that you’d love if you love the Peaky Blinders, including some non-fiction reading about the time the show is based around and now comes the news that the first tie-in book for the series is coming in the Autumn.
Michael O’Mara Books will publish By Order of the Peaky Blinders in October and it’s to be the first official tie-in book to the The Peaky Blinders television show. The book is written by award-winning journalist and Sunday Times bestselling author Matt Allen and contains exclusive interviews with the cast and the makers of the show, including creator Steven Knight, and actors Cillian Murphy, Helen McCrory, Paul Anderson, and Sophie Rundle.
The release will also reveal images from the series, behind the scenes stories and insider knowledge of the show, and is the perfect companion for fans of the show.
The release will coincide with the highly anticipated fifth season and will release in hardback on 17th October. There’s no cover release for the new book yet but pre-orders are already open!
Rumour was that Jim Kay was struggling to finish in time, given the length of the later books. If true it’s not great news as it means that it’s likely to be an ongoing problem as the books get longer.
Based on the classic novel, it’s a story of a derange time, relationships, racism, and even the end of the world. Bea Hemming from Vintage publishing described the novel as “Quichotte sees Salman Rushdie at the height of his powers. Intricately plotted, wildly original, tender, comic and deeply moving, Quichotte is both an ingenious homage to Cervantes and a book that speaks urgently to our unstable times.”
The new book is released “With the aim of making this edition a standalone work of art, she has brought Atwood’s terrifying modern classic to vivid life as never before,” said the publisher Jonathan Cape for the UK release, while Doubleday will publish the US version of the graphic novel.
Good Omens will air on Amazon Prime Video on 31st May 2019, announced just last week along with the opening credits and some news from the adaptation, and now fans will be able to get their hands on two companion books in time for release.