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Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine

UK Publication Day for Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine by Gail Honeyman

  Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine by Gail Honeyman is finally out in the UK today, published by HarperCollins.   Sold in 27 territories worldwide, and optioned by Reese Witherspoon who wants to star in a film adaptation of the novel, the love for Eleanor has been unstoppable. The Daily Mail called it “unforgettable, brilliant, funny & life-affirming” and Read More

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The Secret Fire by C.J. Daugherty and Carina Rozenfeld

C J Daugherty’s THE SECRET FIRE nominated for the Amazing Book Awards

  We are excited to announce that the first book in the Alchemist Chronicles, The Secret Fire by C J Daugherty and Carina Rozenfeld, has been long listed for the Amazing Book Awards.   Sussex coast students will now vote for the long listed books they would most like to read. On 1st February the top 5 books 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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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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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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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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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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Madeleine Milburn announces the 2014 Lucy Cavendish Fiction Prize Winner

Last night, literary agent Madeleine Milburn announced the winner of the 2014 Lucy Cavendish Fiction Prize at the special Award Ceremony dinner held by the President of the College, Professor Janet Todd. The prize was judged by Madeleine Milburn and Lindsey Traub, an Emeritus Fellow of the College who has been both the College Lecturer Read More

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Nuala Casey at the York Literature Festival

Agency author, Nuala Casey, will be appearing at the York Literature Festival on March 26th. Nuala will be introducing an evening of readings from the Creative Writing students at York St John and will be talking about and reading from her debut novel, Soho, 4am. This year, the York Literature Festival will host guest speakers Read More

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