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Along the Amber Route: Sandstone Press acquires 'outstanding' book by bestselling author C.J. Schüler

Sandstone Press has acquired World English and translation rights to Along the Amber Route by C.J. Schüler from Tom Cull at Cull & Co. Ltd literary agency.

Rich in anecdote and incident, this book charts the origins of amber, the myths and legends that have grown around it, the dazzling artefacts that have been made from it and the trade, together with the many deadly divisions around the shifting borders it has crossed.

Tom Cull says ‘I am delighted that C.J. has found the perfect home for this fascinating book. Amber has mesmerising qualities to it and I hope this book will have the same effect on its readers.’

Sandstone’s Managing Director, Robert Davidson says, ‘We are incredibly pleased to be working with C.J. Schüler to publish Along the Amber Route, a compendium of tales told along the ancient route from the Baltic to the Mediterranean. This timely book reminds us of the ties that bind us as well as the dangers of ethnic nationalism. Schüler’s sense of pace, and his storytelling, are outstanding.’

The author himself is looking forward to working with the team at Sandstone. ‘I am delighted to be working with Bob Davidson and his team at Sandstone Press on Along the Amber Route. Over the past 15 years, this independent Scottish press has built up a distinguished, varied and innovative list.’


C.J. Schüler read English at Pembroke College, Oxford. He is the author of three illustrated histories of cartography and coauthor of the best-selling Traveller’s Atlas (Barron, 1999). His most recent book, Writers, Lovers, Soldiers, Spies: A History of the Authors’ Club of London, 1891–2016 was published in 2016 to wide acclaim. He has written on literature, travel and the arts for The Independent, The Independent on Sunday, The Tablet, The Financial Times and New Statesman. A former staff member with The Independent and the Rough Guides, he was elected a Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society in 2011, and was chairman of the Authors’ Club from 2008 to 2015.

C.J. Schüler

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