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Weekly Highlights 10th – 23rd August

The sun is finally shining, and our wonderful authors have been, too. Here are the highlights.

It’s been a brilliant couple of weeks for Damaris Young’s bewitching middle grade, The Switching Hour. It was named as Wordery’s “Debut of the month”, one of Hive‘s Rising Writers for August and has been featured on World Book Day’s “New Books in August” page.

C.J. Tudor gave an interview last week about Stephen King on the Dead Good website. The Daily Mail said that C.J.’s second novel, The Taking of Annie Thorne, “confirms Tudor as Britain’s female Stephen King”.

The Taking of Annie Thorne was published in paperback this week by Michael Joseph.

Owen Nicholls‘ gorgeous romantic-comedy, Love, Unscriptedwhich was published yesterday by Headline, has received a stunning review in the Sunday Mirror, calling it a“Smartly observed rom-com… bursting with some very cute cultural references”

Owen is also the next author to take part in our author interview series – which you can view here!

Elizabeth Macneal’s stunning historical novel, The Doll Factory was published in the US last week. It was also picked as one of BBC Radio 2 Book Club’s Top Reads of 2019.

Lara Williamson’s gorgeous middle grade The Girl With Space in Her Heart has been featured on World Book Day’s “New Books in August” page, and received a stunning review in the Lancashire Post this week. It said: “Williamson’s talents are on full show in this enchanting story which impresses not just with its masterful storytelling and superbly drawn cast of characters, but with the engaging blend of quirky humour and powerful emotions.”

Leah Hazard gave a touching interview on the Ctrl Alt Delete where she spoke about burnout within the NHS. Listen to it here.

Amy Bearce’s wonderful YA novel, Paris on Repeat has been snapped up by Jolly Fish Press.

It was announced this week that Teresa Driscoll’s The Friend has sold over 250,000 copies – an outstanding number.

Caroline Mitchell’s Truth and Lies has surpassed the brilliant 100,000 copies sold mark.

Romanian rights to Damaris Young’s The Switching Hour have gone to RAO.

Romanian Rights to L.P. Fergusson’s A Dangerous Act Of Kindness have sold to RAO.

Romanian rights to Helly Acton’s The Shelf have been sold to RAO.

Korean rights to C.J. Tudor’s The Other People have gone to Dasan Books

Georgian rights to Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine by Gail Honeyman have sold to Palitra.