We’ve had some hugely exciting publications this week and more brilliant reviews! Here are the highlights…
Anna Fargher’s wonderful middle grade novel, The Umbrella Mouse, has been shortlisted for the Sainsbury’s Children’s Book Awards, one of only fifteen to be chosen. The awards, in partnership with BookTrust, aim to celebrate the best children’s books for families to share together.
Elizabeth Macneal’s The Doll Factory has received yet another stunning review in the run up to US publication next week. It said: “I’ve missed subway stops to finish a book, but this is the first time I almost missed a plane. The final chapters of Elizabeth Macneal’s delightfully creepy novel kept me screwed to my office chair as my wife sent irritated texts from the airport. What more could one want from a Victorian thriller?” Ron Charles, The Washington Post
It received a lovely review from Woman and Home, too, which called it: “An unmissable, multi-layered read.”
On the foreign rights front, it’s been a fabulous week for C.J. Tudor’s The Other People – Norwegian rights have sold to Cappelen Damm, Russian rights to Family Leisure Club and Czech rights have gone to Euromedia.
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