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Saving Missy and Hard Pushed Top 10 bestsellers

We are thrilled to announce that these two brilliant books are in this week’s  Sunday Times Top 10 Bestseller Lists.

Saving Missy by Beth Morrey is back on the Hardback Fiction list for the third week, while Hard Pushed by Leah Hazard is No. 10 on the Paperback Non-fiction list.

The tender and uplifting debut, Saving Missy, has performed brilliantly since its publication in February 2020 (HarperFiction / HarperCollins). It shot straight to The Sunday Times Top 10 Hardback Fiction list at No. 6, and this week, Saving Missy has hopped back into the list at No. 10.

The Sunday Times has called it “a touching, deftly written debut that celebrates community and kindness”, while The Guardian pronounced it as “one of the biggest titles among a deluge of fiction following the trend for uplifting literature”.

Previously Creative Director at RDF Television, Beth now writes full time. She was previously shortlisted for the Grazia-Orange First Chapter award, and had her work published in the Cambridge and Oxford May Anthologies while at university. Beth lives in London with her husband, two sons and a dog named Polly.

We are equally as thrilled for Leah Hazard, whose brilliant medical memoir, Hard Pushed (Cornerstone / Penguin Random House), hit No. 10 on the Paperback Non-Fiction List.

Within its first week of hardback publication, Hard Pushed leapt into the top 20 on the Hardback lists at No. 12, and continued to rise in popularity. It hit No. 1 in the Memoir category on Kindle, and No. 10 on the overall Kindle Chart in September last year. Leah and this fabulous memoir have been featured in The Times, The Guardian, The Daily Telegraph, Grazia and The Daily Mirror.

Leah Hazard is a serving NHS midwife. Having studied at Harvard, she left a career in television to pursue her lifelong interest in women’s health after the birth of her first daughter. She soon began working as a doula, supporting women in pregnancy and attending numerous births in homes and hospitals across the country. The birth of Leah’s second daughter prompted Leah to make the leap into midwifery. Since qualifying, she has worked in a variety of clinical areas within the NHS maternity services, including antenatal clinics, triage units and labour wards.

A huge congratulations to both of these wonderful authors – this is such a well deserved achievement and we can’t wait to see where they will go next.