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A year at the Madeleine Milburn Literary Agency

* 10 exciting highlights from a successful year at the Madeleine Milburn Literary Agency *     Fiona Barton’s hotly anticipated book THE WIDOW (Transworld) was published in January and quickly became the No.2 UK bestseller, while also climbing swiftly to No.9 on the New York Times bestseller list.  To date, THE WIDOW has been translated into 35 Read More

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Interview with C.J. Tudor, author of Frankfurt sensation THE CHALK MAN

C.J. Tudor, author of the Frankfurt Book Fair sensation The Chalk Man, talks to us about her experience so far.  The MM Agency has sold rights to her fastest-selling debut novel in 38 territories including major rights deals with Penguin Random House / Michael Joseph in the UK and Penguin Random House / Crown in the US.   In this interview with C.J. Read More

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The Bookseller’s Frankfurt interview with agent Madeleine Milburn

The Frankfurt Book Fair this month saw an abundance of deals being made by the agency – including 37 languages now sold for C.J. Tudor’s debut The Chalk Man – Madeleine took a moment to speak to Tom Tivnan from The Bookseller about the fair, taking a book from the slushpile to six figure book Read More

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Italian Publication for THE LONELINESS OF DISTANT BEINGS by Kate Ling

Today is the publication of the Italian edition of the mesmerising LONELINESS OF DISTANT BEINGS by our very own Kate Ling. It’s being published by Il Castoro under their new HOT SPOT imprint.   Here is their gorgeous cover: Make sure you get your copy of the Little, Brown edition here.  

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Make Us Scared: Competition Winner Announced

We’re thrilled to announce that the winner of the Madeleine Milburn Summer Writing Competition: Make Us Scared, selected by Fiona Barton, C.L. Taylor and Madeleine Milburn, is Richard Lakin with GARAGE FLOWERS.   GARAGE FLOWERS is a psychological thriller which started as a short story short-listed for the Bridport Prize in 2014. It begins with the Read More

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Agency’s fastest-selling debut THE CHALK MAN by C J Tudor acquired by MJ in nine-way auction

We’re incredibly excited to announce that C J Tudor‘s debut thriller, The Chalk Man has been acquired by Penguin Random House / Michael Joseph in a nine-way publisher auction as reported in The Bookseller.   The book, due to publish on 11th January 2018 in hardback and e-book, is narrated by Eddie who receives a chalk Read More

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Make Us Scared: Competition Shortlist

Today we are officially announcing the shortlist for our Summer Writing Competition: Make Us Scared.   We received hundreds of entries in a range of genres and have spent the last week reading through them all to find our top five. It was a tough decision but we finally settled on the following five for Read More

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German Publication SECRET FIRE by CJ Daugherty and Carina Rozenfeld

We’re very excited about today’s German publication of THE SECRET FIRE by CJ Daugherty and Carina Rozenfeld. Oetinger, the publisher of the bestseller NIGHT SCHOOL are publishing “Die Entflammten” with this fantastic cover: Get hold of your UK editions here.

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MM Agency Team Top Fives – Young Adult

To celebrate YALC we have spent (part of) the morning compiling lists of our favourite YA titles, an activity which proved surprisingly hard when we’re not allowed to add any of our own wonderful YA authors! Thérèse’s top 5 picks: 1. We were Liars by E. Lockhart 2. Rebel of the Sands by Alwyn Hamilton Read More

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Publication Day for THE SANTIAGO SISTERS by Victoria Fox

This beautiful book from the equally gorgeous Victoria Fox is published by HQ today, congratulations Victoria!   ‘The perfect beach read of the summer’ – Daily Express   They should have stayed as one. They couldn’t survive apart.   It was fate, forever destined to come to this: from birth to death, two halves of Read More

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MM Agency Team Top Fives – Suspense

For our latest Team Top Five we’re delving into murky mysteries and spine-chilling suspense to celebrate the Make Us Scared theme of our Summer Writing Competition: Hayley: I See You by Claire Mackintosh Dark Places by Gillian Flynn All is Not Forgotten by Wendy Walker Before I Go To Sleep by S.J. Watson I’m Travelling Alone Read More

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MM Agency Team Top Fives – Make Us Scared

To celebrate the launch of our Summer Writing Competition, we choose our top five books on the same theme: Make Us Scared. We cannot wait to find a brand new author we can add to our lists. Madeleine: The Likeness by Tana French The Woods by Harlan Coben The Ice Twins by S K Tremayne Read More

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MM Agency Team Top Fives – Non-Fiction

In our second set of Top Five favourite titles, the MM Agency Team is delving into the world of non-fiction books we have recently read. Here are our rather different takes on our favourites: Anna: Wild Swans, Jung Chang The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up, Marie Kondo Wild, Cheryl Strayed Into the Wild, Jon Krakauer The Artist’s Read More

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Cover Reveal Dutch Edition FORGET ME NOT by Luana Lewis

We’re thrilled to share the cover for the Dutch edition of Luana Lewis’s chillingly captivating FORGET ME NOT, or in Dutch VERGEET ME NIET. Cargo will be publishing in the Netherlands on 10th of November 2016.

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Q&A with Madeleine Milburn

Madeleine is a Literary Agent and the Director of Madeleine Milburn Ltd. She formed the agency at the beginning of 2012 and it has quickly become one of the top literary agencies in the UK. Madeleine represents a wide range of bestselling authors writing literary and popular fiction including crime and thrillers, psychological suspense, literary, Read More

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Russian Cover THE BOY WHO SAILED THE OCEAN IN AN ARMCHAIR

We’re very excited to reveal the more than gorgeous Russian cover for Lara Williamson’s prize-winning THE BOY WHO SAILED THE OCEAN IN AN ARMCHAIR:   Ripol will be publishing, having already beautifully published Lara’s previous title A BOY CALLED HOPE equally beautifully (right). We cannot wait to see these hit the shelves in Russia!   Usborne publish Lara’s Read More

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Simon Cherry’s EDDY STONE AND THE EPIC HOLIDAY MASH-UP features on lovereadingforkids.com

We are pleased to announce that Simon Cherry’s swashbuckling pirate adventure, EDDY STONE AND THE EPIC HOLIDAY MASH-UP, has been chosen as one of this weeks staff picks on lovereadingforkids.com, as well as being chosen as their debut novel of the month for the 7-9 year old category.   Lovereading4kids’ editorial expert Andrea Reece praises Read More

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Publication day for THE TEA PLANTER’S DAUGHTER by Janet MacLeod Trotter

The first two books in Janet MacLeod Trotter’s India Tea series, THE TEA PLANTER’S DAUGHTER and THE TEA PLANTER’S BRIDE are published by Amazon Publishing today.   Set in India in 1905, Clarissa Belhaven and her younger sister Olive find their carefree life on their father’s tea plantation threatened by his drinking and debts.   And Read More

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Czech publication THE LIE by C.L. Taylor

Today is the Czech Publication of C.L. Taylor’s Sunday Times Bestseller THE LIE!   Domino are publishing in the Czech Republic, (far left) and it is the perfect occasion for a round-up of all the recent foreign publications of THE LIE.   From left to right after Domino’s, Jentas have published the Danish version of THE Read More

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Italian and Norwegian THE GIRL WITH NO PAST by Kathryn Croft

This month sees the exciting publication in Italy and Norway of one of our best-selling psychological suspense novels, THE GIRL WITH NO PAST, by Kathryn Croft. A gripping suspense full of unexpected twists and turns, with over 400,000 copies sold in the UK by Bookouture, and top 5 Amazon Bestseller spots in the UK and US! Read More

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US Publication THE LIE by CL Taylor

Sourcebooks are publishing Sunday Times Bestseller CL Taylor’s gripping and disturbing psychological suspense THE LIE in the United States today!   “A [dark]…gripping thriller” – Publishers Weekly   “A gripping and disturbing psychological thriller.” – Claire Mackintosh, author of I Let You Go   “My heart was racing after I finished CL Taylor’s brilliant new book Read More

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Publication Day for THE CRESSWELL PLOT by Eliza Wass

Today is the US publication day for the dark and chilling THE CRESSWELL PLOT by Eliza Wass. It is being published by Disney Hyperion, and here are some of the fantastic reviews so far:   “A breathtaking, gut-wrenching coming-of-age saga. Readers will be swept into the Cresswells’ claustrophobic world and ache for them long after it’s set aflame”―Kirkus Read More

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First Foreign Publications of THE WIDOW

After achieving both SUNDAY TIMES and NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER status in the UK and the US, Fiona Barton’s THE WIDOW has started hitting the foreign shelves in translation. We’ve sold the book in a record 32 languages so far, and publications are coming in thick and fast. Here are the beautiful translated editions out Read More

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Publication Day EDDY STONE AND THE EPIC HOLIDAY MASH-UP

Yo-ho-ho! Today is the publication day for Simon Cherry’s wonderfully funny EDDY STONE AND THE EPIC HOLIDAY MASH-UP, which is being published by Usborne Publishing.   When Eddy Stone finds a pirate sitting in the bath in his Gran’s crumbling cottage, his miserable summer holiday turns into a treasure hunt!   Setting sail in a ship-shaped snack bar, Read More

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Publication Day for THE LONELINESS OF DISTANT BEINGS by Kate Ling

Today is the publication of the utterly mesmerising THE LONELINESS OF DISTANT BEINGS by Kate Ling. It is the first book in a trilogy and is being published by Little, Brown.   “This is how it feels to realise that your whole miserable life and everything in it has never been yours, has always belonged Read More

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SUMMER AT ROSE ISLAND by Holly Martin is published by Bookouture today

Summer at Rose Island, the third installment in Holly Martin’s bestselling White Cliff Bay series is published by Bookouture today.   Darcy Davenport is ready for a fresh start. Determined to leave a string of disastrous jobs and relationships behind her, she can’t wait to explore White Cliff Bay and meet the locals. When Darcy Read More

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Madeleine Milburn Agency at the Bologna and London Book Fairs

The Madeleine Milburn Literary Agency had a packed but wonderful time at the Bologna and London Book Fairs this year selling rights to international publishers worldwide.   The Children’s Book Fair, held every year in Bologna, came first and we attended for a short but intense three days. Meetings mostly took place at the stands of all the different Read More

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SOMEBODY STOP IVY POCKET published by Bloomsbury today!

Somebody Stop Ivy Pocket by Caleb Krisp is published by Bloomsbury today and will be out in America later this month. This is the fast-paced and hilarious follow-up to Anyone But Ivy Pocket which has now been translated into 23 different languages.   Everyone seems to want a piece of Ivy Pocket. Her adoptive parents keep Read More

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World Book Night and Holly Bourne’s AM I NORMAL YET?

World Book Night was this weekend, and we were so excited that Holly Bourne’s Am I Normal Yet? was one of the fifteen fantastic titles on their list to be given away this year.   The list was curated to reach specific audiences with different attitudes or approaches to reading, and the selection of Am I Read More

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Publication Day for IN THE DARK, IN THE WOODS

Today is the publication of Eliza Wass’s haunting debut IN THE DARK, IN THE WOODS, which is being published by Quercus Books.   Pre-Publication Praise “it’s a breathtaking, gut-wrenching coming-of-age saga from all sides. Readers will be swept into the Creswells’ claustrophobic world and ache for them long after it’s set aflame. A harrowing, pulpy page-turner along Read More

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THE MISSING is a No. 6 Sunday Times bestseller

We’re absolutely delighted that C. L. Taylor’s dark new thriller THE MISSING is hitting the Sunday Times Bestseller List at number 6 this weekend, with nearly 30,000 copies sold within the first two weeks of publication.   This is such an incredible achievement, especially given that her current competitors in the charts include James Patterson, Lee Child, Val Read More

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Publication Day for THE MISSING

C. L. Taylor’s stunning new thriller THE MISSING is published today by HarperCollins/Avon.   Buy your copy here   #TheMissing is already trending on Twitter; it seems that everyone is as excited about this dark and gripping new book as we are.   To hear more about the book from the author herself you can Read More

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Viking acquires MY SISTER’S BONES in substantial deal

The Madeleine Milburn Agency is delighted to announce that Penguin Random House / Viking has acquired the upmarket psychological thriller My Sister’s Bones by agency author Nuala Ellwood. My Sister’s Bones tells the story of two sisters, Kate, a war reporter, and Sally, a recluse who never left their childhood home of Herne Bay. When their mother dies, Read More

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THE WIDOW hits 30 languages

The Madeleine Milburn Literary Agency has secured the 30th foreign translation deal for Fiona Barton’s transatlantic bestseller The Widow.   Further to being No.2 on The Sunday Times bestseller list in the UK, The Widow is now climbing the New York Times chart in the US and is already at No.9, and has hit the Globe and Read More

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US publication for THE WIDOW by Fiona Barton

Fiona Barton‘s Sunday Times bestselling debut, THE WIDOW, is now available for readers in the US.   For fans of Gone Girl and The Girl on the Train, an electrifying thriller that will take you into the dark spaces that exist between a husband and a wife.   When the police started asking questions, Jean Read More

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Publication day for THE DAY I LOST YOU by Fionnuala Kearney

Today sees the publication of Fionnuala Kearney‘s gorgeous second novel, THE DAY I LOST YOU, which is being published by HarperCollins.   When Jess’s daughter, Anna, is reported lost in an avalanche, everything changes.   Left to explain her mother’s absence to Anna’s five-year-old daughter, Rose, Jess isn’t yet ready to admit to herself that her daughter Read More

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Publication Day for THE GIRL YOU LOST by Kathryn Croft

Kathryn Croft‘s newest twisty suspense THE GIRL YOU LOST is published by Bookouture today!   Eighteen years ago your baby daughter was snatched. Today, she came back.   A sinister and darkly compelling psychological thriller from the No.1 bestselling author of The Girl With No Past.   Eighteen years ago, Simone Porter’s six-month-old daughter, Helena, Read More

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THE WIDOW is a No. 2 bestseller!

Fiona Barton‘s debut novel, THE WIDOW, published by Transworld, this weekend reached number 2 in the Sunday Times Bestseller list. It has already been sold in 29 territories.   You can buy your copy here   Jean Taylor’s life was blissfully ordinary. Nice house, nice husband. Glen was all she’d ever wanted: her Prince Charming. Read More

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Paperback publication day for ANYONE BUT IVY POCKET

ANYONE BUT IVY POCKET by Caleb Krisp, a quirkly Victorian murder mystery adventure for middle grade readers, is publishing in paperback by Bloomsbury today.   Ivy Pocket is a twelve-year-old maid with the natural instincts of a wartime Prime Minister. Or at the very least, a lighthouse keeper. For the princely sum of £500, Ivy has Read More

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Publication day for THE WIDOW

Fiona Barton’s much anticipated debut THE WIDOW is published by Transworld in hardback today. It has already been sold in 28 territories, and is set to be the next THE GIRL ON THE TRAIN.   Buy your copy here   Jean Taylor’s life was blissfully ordinary. Nice house, nice husband. Glen was all she’d ever Read More

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Magic Moments at the Madeleine Milburn Literary Agency in 2015

Amongst many highlights, here are just a few of the magic moments we shared with our authors at the Madeleine Milburn Literary Agency in 2015:  C.L. Taylor became the No.5 Sunday Times Bestseller and No.1 ebook bestseller with her psychological suspense thriller The Lie (HarperCollins) TV rights to The Widow by Fiona Barton (Transworld) were optioned by Playground Television, the company behind the BBC’s adaptation Read More

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Cover Reveal for THE GIRL YOU LOST by Kathryn Croft

Bookouture have just revealed the gorgeous and atmospheric new cover for Kathryn Croft’s forthcoming title THE GIRL YOU LOST, which will be publishing in February 2016:   Eighteen years ago your baby daughter was snatched.   Today, she came back.   Eighteen years ago, Simone Porter’s six-month-old daughter, Helena, was abducted. Simone and husband, Matt, have Read More

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Lara Williamson is on the Blue Peter Book Awards 2016 shortlist!

A HUGE congratulations to Lara Williamson whose second novel, The Boy Who Sailed the Ocean in an Armchair, has been shortlisted for the prestigious Blue Peter Book Award 2016! Lara is shortlisted in the Best Story category, alongside Ross Mackenzie and Frank Cottrell Boyce.   The Blue Peter Book Awards are now in their 16th Read More

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Lara Williamson wins Sheffield Book Award

We are absolutely over the moon to announce that the phenomenal Lara Williamson has won the the Sheffield Children’s Book Award for A BOY CALLED HOPE . Lara won the overall prize for best book! The awards were launched in 1988 to encourage children and young people to read and to highlight the best literature published each year. Read More

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Kathryn Croft No.1 Kindle bestseller

Kathryn Croft‘s third novel, THE GIRL WITH NO PAST (Bookouture) is still holding strong in the Kindle bestseller charts at No.1. This gripping psychological suspense novel has now sold over 50,000 copies since its publication under a month ago.   Years spent running from your past. Today it catches up.   Leah Mills lives a Read More

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Publication day for FORGET ME NOT by Luana Lewis

Luana Lewis‘s latest psychological suspense novel, Forget Me Not, has been published by Penguin Random House / Transworld. Translation rights have already been sold to the Netherlands (De Bezige Bij/Cargo), Brazil (Rocco) and France (Denoël).   A gripping suspense thriller perfect for fans of Jane Shemilt’s Daughter, Louise Doughty’s Apple Tree Yard and Claire Kendal’s Read More

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Publication day for Snowflakes on Silver Cove by Holly Martin!

Snowflakes on Silver Cove, the second book in The White Cliff Bay series by Holly Martin is published by Bookouture today! Libby Joseph is famous for her romantic Christmas stories. Every December, readers devour her books of falling in love against the magical backdrop of the Christmas season. If only Libby believed in the magic Read More

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Around the world success for debut Eleanor Oliphant

  The Madeleine Milburn Literary Agency is delighted with the outstanding success of Scottish author Gail Honeyman and her novel Eleanor Oliphant, which quickly became the most talked about book at the Frankfurt Book Fair. Pitched in the vein of bestsellers such as The Rosie Project by Graeme Simsion and The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Read More

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Publication day for THE GIRL WITH NO PAST by Kathryn Croft

Kathryn Croft‘s gripping new psychological thriller, The Girl With No Past, is published today by Bookouture, appealing to fans of Gone Girl and The Girl on the Train. Cappelen Damm will publish in Norway. Kathryn’s previous book, The Stranger Within reached No. 3 on the Amazon Best Sellers List. Twenty years running from your past. Read More

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Headline in six-figure pre-empt for debut thriller

The Bookseller has featured the Madeleine Milburn Literary Agency’s major deal news ahead of the Frankfurt Book Fair for Michelle Adams’ psychological thriller If You Knew My Sister and a further book. Headline acquired Michelle Adams’ ‘compulsive’ debut thriller in a six-figure deal. ‘Commissioning editor Emily Griffin pre-empted British Commonwealth rights, excluding Canada, to If You Read More

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Publication day for NOT THAT EASY by Radhika Sanghani

Not That Easy by Radhika Sanghani is published today by HarperCollins in the UK, appealing to fans of Girls and Caitlin Moran. Croatian, French, Hungarian, Italian, Polish, Portuguese (Brazil), Serbian and Norwegian rights have already been sold. Penguin/Berkley will publish the US edition in November. Radhika Sanghani is a journalist writing for Telegraph Wonder Women, Read More

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Publication Day THE BOY WHO SAILED THE OCEAN IN AN ARMCHAIR by Lara Williamson

Happy Publication Day to Lara Williamson’s THE BOY WHO SAILED THE OCEAN IN AN ARMCHAIR. This extraordinary tale is being published by Usbourne and we’re delighted that it has been selected as Waterstones’ BOOK OF THE MONTH for October 2015! Becket Rumsey is all at sea. More than anything he needs to say goodbye to a Read More

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Literary Agent Sarah O’Halloran’s Wish List

I started at the Madeleine Milburn Literary Agency last month and now that I’ve mastered the coffee machine I thought it was high time I let you know a little bit more about the kind of books that excite me.    I’m looking for upmarket commercial fiction, reading group fiction, accessible literary fiction, children’s and Read More

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Cover reveal for THE MISSING by C.L. Taylor

We are delighted to share the striking cover for Sunday Times Bestselling author C.L. Taylor‘s new psychological suspense novel, The Missing. C.L. Taylor is the bestselling author of The Accident and The Lie, which have sold over half a million copies.  HarperCollins will publish The Missing in April 2016, but you can pre-order here. Someone Read More

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The launch of THE SECRET FIRE by C.J. Daugherty and Carina Rozenfeld

The first book in the Alchemist Chronicles, The Secret Fire, co-authored by bestselling authors C.J. Daugherty and Carina Rozenfeld, was launched last night at Hatchards, London St Pancras. C.J Daugherty is the international bestselling author of the Night School series, translated into over 22 different languages, and Carina Rozenfeld is the French bestselling author of Read More

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Cover reveal for THE CRESSWELL PLOT (US edition)

We are very excited to share Disney Hyperion’s cover for THE CRESSWELL PLOT by Eliza Wass! THE CRESSWELL PLOT has been sold in the following foreign language territories so far: Chinese Complex: Star East, German: Magellan Verlag, Portuguese (Brazil): Verus Editora, Spanish: Ediciones B, Italian: Il Castoro Quercus will publish simultaneously in the UK – Read More

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Marcie Steele reveals herself to be Mel Sherratt

After a guessing game over Twitter using the hashtag #WhoisMarcieSteele, Mel Sherratt has revealed that she is behind the pseudonymous women’s fiction author Marcie Steele. Mel originally wrote STIRRED WITH LOVE in 1999, before starting to write her bestselling crime fiction. Bookouture will publish it for the first time on 3rd September this year. ‘Marcie’s’ Read More

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Publication Day for ALL SORTS OF POSSIBLE by Rupert Wallis

Simon and Schuster are publishing the phenomenal ALL SORTS OF POSSIBLE by Rupert Wallis today. When the sinkhole opened there was no time to brake or turn the wheel and the old green Land Rover was snatched off the dirt road over the smoking rim. The moment that a sinkhole swallows the car Daniel and Read More

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Publication Day for FIRE GIRL by Matt Ralphs

FIRE GIRL by Matt Ralphs is published today by Pan Macmillan A fiery girl. A grumpy dormouse. Prepare for a magical adventure! Twelve-year-old Hazel Hooper has spent her whole life trapped in a magical Glade created by her mother, Hecate. She’s desperate to meet new people and find out about the world. And, more than Read More

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MM Agency Author Summer Post – Janet MacLeod Trotter

In a (seemingly vain) effort to render gloomy and grey London a little more cheerful and summery today, here is a new Q&A with our best-selling author Janet MacLeod Trotter. Janet is the author of mesmerising historical family sagas THE TEA PLANTER’S DAUGHTER and THE PLANTER’S BRIDE, as well as contemporary mysteries such as the captivating THE VANISHING OF RUTH. What’s your Read More

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MM Agency Summer Author Interview – Kate Ling

For our second summer interview with MM authors, we are quizzing Kate Ling whose forthcoming YA trilogy THE LONELINESS OF DISTANT BEINGS will be published by Little Brown Kids next Spring and already has six foreign sales! What’s your daily routine when you are writing?  Since I have a day job, I mostly write at night.  Usually I start Read More

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Publication day for PLEASURE ISLAND by Anna-Lou Weatherley

PLEASURE ISLAND by Anna-Lou Weatherley is published by Bookouture in the UK and US today Secrets. Scandal. Betrayal. In Paradise, pleasure comes at a dangerously high price… Three couples each receive an exclusive invitation to a breathtakingly beautiful undiscovered island, nestled in the Aegean Sea.  But as the guests begin to enjoy everything the luxury Read More

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Publication day for THE GIRL’S GUIDE TO GETTING HITCHED by Sophie Hart

The Girl’s Guide to Getting Hitched by Sophie Hart is published today by Bookouture. Rule number one: Keep calm and marry on… When new mum and events planner Julia Crawford is given the opportunity to plan three weddings, she jumps at the chance. What could possibly go wrong? … Forget bridezilla, Aimee’s future mother-in-law is Read More

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Literary Agent Madeleine Milburn Chooses Winners for BritCrime Competition

Following a competition with BritCrime, Madeleine Milburn has chosen the winning pitches that were tweeted to her during the festival. The winners win a personal critique of their covering letter, first three chapters and synopsis. Here are the winning three pitches: @JoyKluver 3 bed rural cottage needs tlc, great views, large garden with mature shrubs, pond Read More

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C.J. Daugherty to appear at YALC at London Comic Con

Saturday 18 July 2015: 12:30pm and 4:00pm C.J. Daugherty, author of the international bestselling Night School series and co-author of the upcoming Secret Fire series, will be appearing on a panel at YALC to talk about writing strong characters at 12:30pm on the 18th July. She will also be signing copies of her books. C.J. will Read More

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The Widow at Crime in the Court

Goldsboro Books hosted the fourth Crime in the Court evening on the 25th June to coincide with Independent Booksellers Week. This event celebrates crime fiction, and crime fans gathered to meet the best crime writers published today.  MM Agency author Fiona Barton attended with her publisher Transworld (also the publisher of The Girl on the Read More

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News & Reviews – Madeleine Milburn Agency

Lara Williamson wins the Hounslow Junior Book Award and the Hillingdon Secondary Book of the Year 2015 In addition to these awards, A Boy Called Hope has also been shortlisted for The Waterstones Children’s Book Prize 2015,  Leeds Book Awards 2015 (9-11 category), Cheshire Schools’ Book Awards,  Lancashire School Library Fantastic Book Award, and the Read More

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Win a personal critique with Madeleine Milburn as part of BritCrime

11th – 13th July If you’re a debut crime writer and you’d like the chance to receive a personal critique from agent Madeleine Milburn, tweet @agentmilburn a one-line pitch or a tantalising question about your unpublished crime novel between the 11-13 July. Make sure you include the hashtag #BritCrime. Milburn will pick the top three Read More

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UK publication day for You, Me and Other People by Fionnuala Kearney

You, Me and Other People by Fionnuala Kearney, launches as a debut paperback in the UK today. The book is already a top ten Irish Times bestseller, an Amazon debut of the month and a National Reading Group Shortlisted debut! Read Fionnuala’s interview with Reflections of a Reader ‘An incredibly well-plotted and intricate story’ Becca’s Read More

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The magical cover of FIRE GIRL is revealed

The stunning cover of Fire Girl by Matt Ralphs was revealed this week to unanimous praise. Macmillan Children’s Books will publish Matt’s magical children’s novel on 13th August 2015. Twelve-year-old Hazel Hooper has spent her whole life trapped in a magical Glade created by her mother, Hecate.  But when her mother is kidnapped by a Read More

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Publication day for RECIPES FOR MELISSA by Teresa Driscoll

 Melissa Dance was eight years old when her mother died. They never got to say goodbye. Seventeen years later, Melissa is handed a journal written by her mother. As Melissa slowly makes her way through the precious book, reading the snippets of advice and cooking the dishes from the recipes she is also shocked to Read More

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C.L. Taylor and Mel Sherratt at new BritCrime Festival

Festival 11-13 July 2015 BritCrime is a new free online Crime festival that will run for the first time in July 2015. The festival boasts more than forty top crime authors, including agency authors C.L. Taylor and Mel Sherratt and authors Helen Smith, Eva Dolan, Mark Edwards, Sarah Hilary and Mason Cross. As an online Read More

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Excellent reception for the French edition of The Tea Planter’s Daughter

The Tea Planter’s Daughter by Janet MacLeod Trotter was published last week in France with the title Les Lumières d’Assam by Presses de la Cité. Copies were sent out to bloggers with packs of Assam tea, and the reviews have been excellent so far: “I had so much empathy for Clarrie and this is completely Read More

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Mel Sherratt wows the crowd at the London Book Fair

Bestselling crime writer Mel Sherratt appeared at the London Book Fair last week as part of a panel of writers (Stephanie Hudson, Keith Houghton, and Rachel Abbott) in discussion with Amazon’s UK Kindle Direct Publishing director. A former self-published author, Mel has since gone on to sell over 250,000 copies of her books in the UK, Read More

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US publication day for ANYONE BUT IVY POCKET by Caleb Krisp!

Happy US publication day Ivy! American readers can now get their hands on a copy of Anyone But Ivy Pocket, published in hardcover by Greenwillow / HarperCollins and beautifully illustrated by Barbara Cantini. ** Anyone But Ivy Pocket  is now sold in 21 territories (including UK & US) **  Anyone But Ivy Pocket is a Read More

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