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Weekly Highlights 16th-22nd November

We’re kicking off this week’s highlights with the most stunning cover reveal.

This is the UK cover for Clare Pooley’s The Authenticity Project, due to be published in the UK in April next year by Penguin Random House / Transworld. The novel is due for release in the US (Penguin Random House / Pamela Dorman Books) in February 2020, and this week received the most brilliant review from Publisher’s WeeklyThey said: “This is a beautiful and illuminating story of self-creation”.

It’s been a fabulous week for Anna Fargher. Her debut middle-grade, The Umbrella Mouse, has been picked as one of The Telegraph‘s Top 50 Books of 2019 – a truly outstanding achievement.

And for those desperate for more from the plucky mouse, the cover for the next book The Umbrella Mouse to the Rescue has been revealed and it’s stunning. The book will be published in May 2020 by Macmillan Children’s Books so keep your eyes peeled!

Stephanie Wrobel’s deliciously dark novel, Darling Rose Gold, has been featured in Bustle’s “The 20 Must-Read Books of 2020“, where it was named as the “Most Likely To Actually Get You To Turn Off Netflix And Read A Book”. The novel will be published in the UK (Penguin Random House / Michael Joseph) and US (Penguin Random House / Berkley) in March next year.

Elizabeth Macneal’s acclaimed debut novel, The Doll Factory (US: Simon & Schuster / Emily Bestler Books), was featured as one of Washington Post‘s “50 Notable Works of Fiction in 2019” round-up.

C.L. Taylor’s chilling thriller Sleep (HarperCollins / Avon) has made Foyles’ “Paperbacks of the Year” list in the Crime and Thriller category!

Jennifer Iacopelli’s Break the Fall received the most fantastic review from Kirkus Reviews this week. It said: Expertly capturing the excitement and pressure of being part of a high-level sports team as well as its mental and physical sacrifices.

Beth Morrey, whose stunning debut, Saving Missy, is published next year has launched a new author website, and it’s gorgeous. Take a look!

It was announced this week that million copy No. 1 bestselling author Caroline Mitchell has signed a further three book deal with Amazon Publishing / Thomas and Mercer.

Poonam Mistry was the next in our interview series, where she talked about the inspiration behind her gorgeous illustrations. Check it out here!

On the international rights front, Russian rights to Katherine Faulkner’s Greenwich Park have sold to AST.

Norwegian rights to Fiona Valpy’s The Dressmaker’s Gift have gone to Cappelen Damm, and French rights to Sea of Memories have sold to City Editions.

And finally, our ever expanding International Rights Department have welcomed a brilliant new assistant, Sophie Pelissier. Huge welcome, Sophie!