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Publication Day for THE ESCAPE by C L Taylor

  Today is the publication day for The Escape, the fourth psychological thriller by Sunday Times bestselling author C L Taylor.   C. L. Taylor has now sold over one million copies of her books in the UK alone and has become a household name in psychological thrillers. Her previous books The Accident, The Lie Read More

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MM Literary Agency at the London Book Fair

  It’s taken us a few days to recover from what was an exhilarating London Book Fair, but now we’re back with our feet on the ground, we’re happy to report that the book industry is as buzzing as ever. Meeting with over 150 publishers, not to mention 50 production companies and film scouts, we Read More

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Adult novel from YA bestselling author Holly Bourne to Hachette in six figure pre-empt

  Hodder & Stoughton has bought Holly Bourne’s first adult novel, When the Music Stops, hailed a “Bridget Jones for our time” as reported in The Bookseller.   Senior editor Emily Kitchin pre-empted British Commonwealth rights, including Canada, in two books from Madeleine Milburn. Hodder will publish in Spring 2018 in hardcover and e-book with Read More

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THE MISSING by C. L. Taylor sells over 100,000 copies in paperback

  The Missing, the fourth psychological thriller from Sunday Times bestselling author C. L. Taylor has now sold over 100,000 copies in paperback since Avon published in April 2016. On publication it reached No. 6 on the Sunday Times bestseller list and No. 1 in the digital chart.   The Missing was shortlisted for the Dead Good Read More

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COVER REVEAL and early praise from Jojo Moyes for ELEANOR OLIPHANT IS COMPLETELY FINE by Gail Honeyman

  HarperCollins have now revelead the incredible UK cover for ELEANOR OLIPHANT IS COMPLETELY FINE by Gail Honeyman, now sold in 29 countries across the globe and to be published by HarperCollins in May this year.   The book has been featured as one of The Observer’s eight debuts of 2017 and has already received rave reviews Read More

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How to Write a Crime Novel – Top Tips from author of MY SISTER’S BONES

Nuala Ellwood, author of MY SISTER’S BONES, shares her top writing tips on ‘How to Write A Crime Novel’. My Sister’s Bones was published in hardback on 9th February by Penguin Random House, Viking, to great critical acclaim.     Nuala Ellwood is the daughter of an award-winning journalist. She was inspired by her father Read More

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The No. 5 New York Times Bestseller

THE WIDOW by Fiona Barton has moved up to No.5 on the New York Times bestseller list, following the first week at No.7.  Penguin / Berkley published in paperback in the US on 17th January.  This adds to the long list of accolades for this debut on both sides of the Atlantic, including a New York Times Read More

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Publication Day for MY SISTER’S BONES by Nuala Ellwood

Today this magnificent book, My Sister’s Bones by Nuala Ellwood, hits shelves in hardback. A tense, electrifying and beautifully written thriller, you won’t want to miss this.   Congratulations Nuala!   The One Person You Should Trust Is Lying to You…   Kate has spent fifteen years bringing global injustice home: as a decorated war Read More

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Holly Bourne to judge BBC Young Writers Award 2017 & AM I NORMAL YET? wins Southern Schools Book Award

  We’re thrilled to share the news that Holly Bourne will be judging the BBC Young Writers Award 2017 alongside Nikesh Shukla and Alice Levine.   The award is open to all young people aged 14 to 18, who live in the UK. All you have to do is create a story of up to Read More

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New direction into psychological suspense for Teresa Driscoll

  Author and former BBC Spotlight TV presenter Teresa Driscoll has signed a new two-book deal for her debut psychological suspense novels with crime and thriller imprint Thomas and Mercer.   Teresa will be writing under the name T. K. Driscoll and her first book I Am Watching You is the haunting story of a Read More

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Publication Day for DON’T LOOK BEHIND YOU

Today marks the publication of Don’t Look Behind You by Mel Sherratt, the second in the Eden Berrisford series.   She got into bed but sleep didn’t come easily. Every creak in the house made her alert. She was waiting for him to come and get her.   The small city of Stockleigh is in shock Read More

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Two MMLA authors selected for The Observer’s 2017 debut novelists

  We’re incredibly proud to see two of our authors on the list of eight 2017 debut novelists to watch in The Observer this weekend.   Gail Honeyman was one of two MMLA authors to be selected for her debut novel ELEANOR OLIPHANT IS COMPLETELY FINE, which is to be published by HarperCollins in May Read More

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SHOW STOPPER by Hayley Barker sold to Scholastic in two-book deal

  We’re thrilled to announce that the fantastic debut, SHOW STOPPER by Hayley Barker has been acquired by Scholastic in a two-book deal with the first to be published in June.   Show Stopper is a story of death-defying acrobatics, cruel games and forbidden teenage love set in a deadly circus. In the story, our country Read More

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US Paperback Publication Day for THE WIDOW by Fiona Barton

  Today marks the US paperback publication of THE WIDOW, the incredible bestseller by Fiona Barton which has now sold over half a million copies worldwide and has been named a New York Times Bestseller, an NPR Best Book of 2016, one of The Wall Street Journal’s 5 “Killer Books” of the Year and a Publishers Weekly Best Book Read More

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Mel Sherratt hits 100,000 copies with THE GIRLS NEXT DOOR

  We are absolutely delighted to announce that Mel Sherratt has sold over 100,000 copies of her suspense-filled detective thriller The Girls Next Door,  which was only published in November.   Congratulations Mel, what a huge achievement! We can’t wait to watch that figure grow even higher.   Buy it now if you haven’t already.    

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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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THE MISSING by C. L. Taylor chosen for World Book Night 2017

  We’re absolutely thrilled to see C. L. Taylor’s The Missing included in the selection of brilliant books being given away in care homes, youth centres, colleges, prisons, public libraries, mental health groups and other settings on World Book Night 2017.   The Missing is one amongst many in the selection including Of Mice and Read More

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Publication Day for WITNESS by Caroline Mitchell

Today, Caroline Mitchell’s brilliant, chilling new thriller, WITNESS is published today, just in time for some thrilling Christmas reading.   To Rebecca it was a brave decision that led to her freedom from domestic abuse. To Solomon it was the ultimate betrayal.   It’s been ten years since Rebecca’s testimony saw Solomon locked away. Enough Read More

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Eddy Stone and the Epic Holiday Mash-Up shortlisted for Surrey Libraries’ Childrens’ Book Award 2017

  Simon Cherry’s first book for children is one of five shortlisted for the 2017 Surrey Libraries’ Childrens’ Book Award, which celebrates the best current fiction for young readers.   Eddy Stone and the Epic Holiday Mash Up, which was published in the summer by Usborne Books, is a comic adventure story about a boy Read More

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Publication day for WHILE YOU WERE SLEEPING by Kathryn Croft

The No.1 Amazon bestselling author, Kathryn Croft, is back with a new, chilling psychological thriller out today: While You Were Sleeping.   Just imagine you wake up to find the  man next to you is dead. But he’s not your husband and this isn’t your bed…   Tara Logan lives a quiet life with her husband, 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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Publication Day for EDDY STONE & THE ALIEN CAT MASH-UP by Simon Cherry

Eddy Stone is back and he’s on a whole new adventure when a cat he rescues from the rain turns out to be an alien in disguise. The hilarious new adventure, Eddy Stone and the Alien Cat Mash-Up by Simon Cherry, is out today! And here’s Simon’s very own cat, the inspiration for the novel, looking on Read More

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Publication Day for MY SISTER’S BONES by Nuala Ellwood

The incredibly tense psychological thriller, My Sister’s Bones by Nuala Ellwood is published in eBook today ahead of hardback next year. Just look at that cover…and the reviews!   ‘COMPELLING AND INTRIGUING, RIGHT FROM THE VERY FIRST PAGE’ Sharon Bolton, Sunday Times bestselling author of Like This, For Ever ‘A gripping rollercoaster ride of a thriller. Intense and harrowing, with a Read More

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Publication Day for AND A HAPPY NEW YEAR? by Holly Bourne

Holly Bourne is published, finishing their story with one amazing, disastrous, emotional night…   Spinster Club girls Evie, Amber and Lottie are having a New Year party to remember! For the first time since leaving college, all three girls are back together. It’s time for fun and flirting, snogs and shots. (And not tears and Read More

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The Widow by Fiona Barton included in in Best Books of 2016 by Publishers Weekly

We’re absolutely thrilled that The Widow, the Sunday Times bestseller by Fiona Barton, has been picked by Publishers Weekly in their Best Books of 2016.   Not only that but they also gave it an incredible review saying it is an “exceptional debut from British journalist Barton, who circles her [Jean’s] story as if it were Read More

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Publication Day for The Girls Next Door by Mel Sherratt

The Girls Next Door by Mel Sherratt is published today, much to the relief of the thousands who pre-ordered on Amazon. A suspenseful, page-turning thriller, it’s matched by an incredible cover and we can’t wait for you all to get your hands on it!   One warm spring evening, five teenagers meet in a local park. Read More

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Holly Bourne and Lara Williamson Nominated for CILIP Carnegie Medal 2017

We’re utterly thrilled to announce that two of our authors, Holly Bourne, author of The Spinster Trilogy and Lara Williamson, author of A Boy Called Hope, have been nominated for the CILIP Carnegie Medal 2017, one of the most prestigious prizes in writing and illustrating for children. The books nominated are What’s A Girl Gotta Read More

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Multiple deals for C. L. Taylor including a debut YA

We’re delighted to announce multiple deals for Sunday Times bestseller, C.L. Taylor, with a significant six-figure deal for two further novels with Helen Huthwaite at Avon, US rights to The Missing being snapped up by Daniel Mallory, Vice-President and Executive Editor for William Morrow and an incredibly exciting new deal with Anna Baggaley from HQ who bought Read More

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French Publication THE SECRET CITY by C.J. Daugherty & Carina Rozenfeld

Today is the French publication day for THE SECRET CITY by CJ Daugherty, the bestselling author of the NIGHT SCHOOL series, and Carina Rozenfeld. This is the second book in the ALCHEMIST CHRONICLES. Robert Laffont are publishing under the title LA CITÉ SECRÈTE. Here is their fantastic cover: THE SECRET CITY is published in the UK by 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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Fionnuala Kearney’s THE DAY I LOST YOU included in Bookseller’s Heatseekers

We were thrilled this week to see Fionnuala Kearney’s The Day I Lost You at No. 6 on The Bookseller’s Heatseekers Fiction after it reached No. 4 last week.   A beautiful story about a mother’s journey after losing her daughter in an avalanche, bestselling author Susan Lewis described The Day I Lost You as “Incredibly Read More

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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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Fiona Barton previews new psychological thriller THE CHILD

Fiona Barton, author of the internationally bestselling The Widow, has just released the enticing cover for her upcoming new novel, The Child. Continuing the story of The Widow‘s reporter Kate Waters, this brand-new thriller promises to be just as gripping and terrifying as her first…   People say what doesn’t kill you makes you stronger. But three Read More

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Cover reveal for THE GIRLS NEXT DOOR by Mel Sherratt

Mel Sherratt has revealed the intriguing cover for her new detective thriller, The Girls Next Door, to be released on 27th October 2016, with the eBook already available for pre-order. The novel is set in the same fictional city, Stockleigh, as her successful Estate Series novels, but features Detective Eden Berrisford as its compelling new protagonist. Read More

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C. L. Taylor included in crime anthology for 11th Galaxy® Quick Reads

Six exciting new Galaxy® Quick Reads titles have been announced by The Reading Agency including bestselling crime writer C.L. Taylor   Five fiction titles and one non-fiction book make up this year’s selection to be published on 2 February 2017 and the Dead Simple crime anthology (Orion) will bring together C.L. Taylor with seven other 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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Fiona Barton’s THE WIDOW reaches No.2 on the Sunday Times bestseller list

We are very excited to announce that Fiona Barton’s The Widow has reached No.2 on the Sunday Times bestseller list, just behind The Girl On The Train! All of us at MM are so pleased to see the transatlantic bestseller’s fantastic achievements continue. Congratulations, Fiona!   Buy your edition of the psychological thriller here.  

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WHO WE WERE BEFORE reaches No. 3 on Amazon.com Kindle Bestsellers

We are thrilled to see that Leah Mercer’s Who We Were Before is number 3 on Amazon.com Kindle’s Bestsellers List! It is also the number one bestselling title in the Family Life, Women’s Fiction and Domestic Life categories.   The Kindle edition of this superb novel is flourishing in the UK as well, ranking third in Read More

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THE WIDOW paperback charts at No. 8 on the Sunday Times Bestseller List

We’re absolutely delighted to announce that Fiona Barton’s stunning psychological suspense novel, The Widow, is back on the Sunday Times bestseller list. Still the bestselling hardback of the year, the paperback edition has entered the charts at No.8 after being published on 1st September.   It is fantastic to see her success continue, and all of us Read More

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THE WIDOW selected for Richard & Judy’s Autumn Book Club

The Widow by Fiona Barton is the bestselling hardback of the year and now it’s been selected for Richard & Judy’s Autumn Book Club. Published in paperback today, The Widow joins two other debuts Sharon Guskin’s The Forgetting Time, and Katarina Bivald’s The Readers of Broken Wheel Recommend in an incredible selection.   The other Read More

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Publication Day for THE SECRET CITY by C. J. Daugherty and Carina Rozenfeld

It’s here! The heart-stopping, hair-raising, excitement-inducing sequel to The Secret Fire, THE SECRET CITY by C. J. Daugherty and Carina Rozenfeld is out today.   C. J. Daugherty was also featured in the Daily Mail this week, talking about her own experiences which she drew on for the book!   ‘Remember: Demons lie’   Locked Read More

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Publication day for THE WIDOW by Fiona Barton in paperback

The Widow by Fiona Barton, bestselling hardback of the year, is out in paperback today! And with a stunning quote from Stephen King himself, it’s looking better than ever.   THE SUNDAY TIMES AND NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER   ‘If you liked GONE GIRL and THE GIRL ON THE TRAIN, you might want to pick Read More

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THE SECRET CITY Book Trailer

Ahead of Thursday’s publication of THE SECRET CITY by C. J. Daugherty and Carina Rozenfeld, this incredible trailer was released yesterday. Thrilling, creepy and brilliant, we can’t wait for the book to be hitting the shelves in two days so you can read it for yourselves. If this doesn’t make you want to buy it, Read More

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COVER REVEAL: The Stranger Within by Kathryn Croft

The Stranger Within by Kathryn Croft has an utterly chilling new cover, which we’re incredibly excited to be bringing to you today! Doesn’t it just make the hairs on the back of your neck stand up?   Be careful what you wish for…   On the surface, Callie Harwell has it all. Newly married to Read More

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Publication day for FIRE WITCH by Matt Ralphs

At last, the sequel to the incredible FIRE GIRL by Matt Ralphs is here: FIRE WITCH. It’s out today and is perfect for young readers with a taste for the extraordinary!   Hazel Hooper is no ordinary girl. She is a Fire Witch, and she is furious. Ever since her mother, Hecate, sacrificed herself to 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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Holly Bourne in conversation with BuzzFeed

Yesterday, this amazing interview with Holly Bourne went live on BuzzFeed. After #IAmAFeminist trended worldwide on publication of What’s  A Girl Gotta Do?, Holly found herself reliving Lottie’s own character arc, reporting and blocking abusive Twitter trolls. Take a look at the full interview for some inspiring words from Holly and here’s an excerpt below: Read More

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COVER REVEAL: Behind Closed Doors by Kathryn Croft

We’re thrilled to be revealing the new jacket for Kathryn Croft’s BEHIND CLOSED DOORS today and as you can see, it’s a beauty!   A chilling psychological thriller for fans of Gillian Flynn, Nicci French, Sophie Hannah, S.J. Watson and Elizabeth Haynes, that will haunt you long after you’ve finished reading…   In this dark Read More

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Publication Day for WHAT’S A GIRL GOTTA DO? by Holly Bourne

After a super weekend at YALC, Holly Bourne’s WHAT’S A GIRL GOTTA DO? is officially out in the world, published today by Usborne.   Lottie is fed up. She’s fed up of her parents pressurising her to get into Cambridge, she’s fed up of bad things happening to good people, but most of all she’s fed 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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‘Writing IS a Weird Job…’ by Fiona Barton

 ‘Writing IS a weird job, basically sitting in a room with a cast of people who don’t exist, but I love it too.’ Psychological suspense authors Fiona Barton (The Widow) and Kate Hamer (The Girl in the Red Coat) discuss the ins and outs of writing: from planning and publicity to their inspiration. Barton reflects 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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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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Dutch Publication THE LONELINESS OF DISTANT BEINGS

Last week saw the Dutch publication of Kate Ling’s mesmerising THE LONELINESS OF DISTANT BEINGS. The wonderful people at Uitgeverij Moon published under the beautiful title EENZAAM EN EXTREEM VER WEG. This is their cover along with the rather gorgeous postcards they created for the occasion:   Here’s one of the first fab blog reviews of 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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THE WIDOW by Fiona Barton enters Italian charts at #3

We’re delighted that New York Times and Sunday Times Bestseller  THE WIDOW by Fiona Barton has entered the Italian Bestseller list at number 3!   Congratulations to Fiona and fingers crossed it has a long life in the Italian charts!

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Holly Bourne’s AM I NORMAL YET? wins Lancashire Book Award 2016

We are absolutely delighted to announce that our bestselling YA author, Holly Bourne, has won the 30th annual Lancashire Book of the Year Award , 2016, with her  fantastic novel AM I NORMAL YET?   The award is voted for by Year 9 students in twelve high schools around the county. Each school is given 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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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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New Spinster Club novella from bestselling YA author Holly Bourne

Following the phenomenally successful Am I Normal Yet?, How Hard Can Love Be?, and the soon to be published What’s a Girl Gotta Do? Holly Bourne is back this winter with a Spinster Club special.   …And a Happy New Year? – a Spinster Club novella – will be published in hardback by Usborne on 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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ANYONE BUT IVY POCKET hits the New York Times Bestseller List

We’re over the moon that everyone’s favourite mischievous housemaid, Ivy Pocket, has hit the New York Times Children’s Bestseller list at number 4 in ANYONE BUT IVY POCKET:   Ivy’s whimsical and wickedly funny adventures, written by Caleb Krisp, have now sold in 23 languages worldwide and the film rights have been optioned by Paramount Read More

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WHAT’S A GIRL GOTTA DO? by Holly Bourne named Bookseller’s ‘Book of the Month’

We are excited to see that What’s a Girl Gotta Do? by Holly Bourne has been selected as the Bookseller’s ‘Book of the Month’ for teen readers this upcoming August! This is the third and final installment in Bourne’s spirited trilogy, which follows three young women as they struggle to overcome the perils of love, friendship, 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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Mel Sherratt writing as Marcie Steele in the Top 10!

We are thrilled to see Mel Sherratt writing as Marcie Steele storm up the Amazon charts with her uplifting romantic tale of love and friendship, The Second Chance Shoe Shop, already at No.7!   For fans of Carole Matthews and Amanda Prowse, The Second Chance Shoe Shop (Bookouture) circles around a group of friends who 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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THE MISSING is No. 1 on Kindle Bestsellers

We’re thrilled that C. L. Taylor’s gripping new book The Missing has reached the No. 1 spot on the Kindle Bestsellers chart.   The Missing also continues to be a Top 10 Sunday Times paperback bestseller – this week at No.8.   Congratulations to C. L. Taylor from everyone at the Madeleine Milburn Agency on this incredible 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 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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Pre-Publication Praise for THE MISSING

Our Sunday Times bestselling author C.L. Taylor has received excellent pre-publication praise for her latest psychological thriller.   The Missing will be published by HarperCollins / Avon on 7th April 2016.  The launch will be supported by all major retailers across the UK, and there is an exclusive website dedicated to the book.   “The Read More

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HOLLY BOURNE on YA BOOK PRIZE Shortlist 2016

We’re delighted that our wonderful author HOLLY BOURNE has made the shortlist of this year’s YA BOOK PRIZE with AM I NORMAL YET?! The YA book Prize is now in its second year, having been awarded last year to Louise O’Neill for ONLY EVER YOURS. The winner will be announced on the 2nd of June. 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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RECIPES FOR MELISSA by Teresa Driscoll Shortlisted for Leserpreis 2015

We’re thrilled that our debut author Teresa Driscoll has been shortlisted for the prestigious German Reader Award, Der Leserpreis 2015, for RECIPES FOR MELISSA (German title: “Fur Alle Tage die noch kommen”).   The translation of Recipes for Melissa is one of just 16 titles with publisher Droemer Knaur shortlisted from 4,900 national nominations across a range of categories. Teresa’s 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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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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