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Weekly Highlights 1st – 7th February

What a week we’ve had. TEN agency books were published, our brilliant authors have had fabulous write ups, and we’ve had some fabulous deal news.

Leah Hazard, whose acclaimed memoir, Hard Pushed, is published in paperback on 20th February, appeared on Woman’s Hour on BBC Radio 4 this week to talk on the subject “Should more be being done to welcome fathers onto maternity wards?Hard Pushed was also included in the February paperback round-up in The Times this week.

Wintering, the stunning memoir by Katherine May, was featured in the Guardian as “Book of the Day” this week. They said: “If therapy is a talking cure, this beautiful book – Wintering – is a reading cure.”  Katherine also appeared on BBC Radio 2 this week and hit No. 3 on Amazon’s “Movers and Shakers” charts.

 

Beth Morrey’s stunning debut, Saving Missy, was published in the UK this week by HarperCollins / HarperFiction. Beth did a brilliant interview on BBC Radio 2’s programme “Good Morning Sunday” about Saving Missy, and was featured in Amazon’s “Movers and Shakers” charts. Beth also did a fantastic Q & A for Suffolk Library this week!

Kate Weston’s hilariously funny Diary of a Confused Feminist was published this week by Hodder Children’s. The novel has previously featured as “Children’s Book of the Week” in The Times.

Robin Morgan-Bentley’s much-anticipated twisty debut thriller, The Wreckage, was published this week by Orion / Trapeze.

Clare Pooley’s uplit novel, The Authenticity Project, was published this week by Penguin Random House / Pamela Dorman Books. It was featured as on of the New York Post‘s “Best Books of the Week” this week, as well receiving a stunning review from USA TODAY: “”The Authenticity Project” is an enjoyable read that is cozy – or as its British characters would have it, cosy – in the best sense of the word.”

The final book in Simon Mockler’s funny and touching middle grade series, Beatrix the Bold and the Balloon of Doom was published this week by Piccadilly Press.

Will Shindler’s fabulous crime debut, The Burning Men, was published this week by Hodder.

Laurence Anholt’s Art of Death, featuring an unlikely detective duo, was published in paperback this week by Little Brown / Constable.

Annie Ward’s incredible psychological thriller, Beautiful Bad, was published in paperback this week by Quercus.

Melanie Golding’s creepily brilliant thriller, Little Darlings, was published in paperback this week by HarperCollins / HQ.

Owen Nicholls’ gorgeous romantic comedy, Love, Unscripted was selected as one of the “Best Romance Books of February” on Amazon US, as well as being chosen as one of “17 Romantic Books to Fall in Love with this Valentines Day” on Buzzfeed.

Daisy Pearce’s newly published The Silence hit an incredible No. 1 in the Kindle Charts across all paid categories this week – an outstanding achievement.

Celebrate the launch of Nuala Ellwood’s new psychological thriller The House on the Lake (published 20th February) with the author herself at Drake The Bookshop. Grab your tickets here.

And finally, on the deal front, Leisa Stewart-Sharpe has been commissioned to write a major new children’s non-fiction series, Blue Planet II, in collaboration with BBC Earth.

Fiona Valpy’s Sea of MemoriesThe Beekeeper’s Promise and The Dressmaker’s Gift have sold to AST in Russia.

Polish rights to The Dressmaker’s Gift have sold to Swiat Ksizki.

And Czech audio rights to The Other People by C.J. Tudor have sold to Euromedia.