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Weekly Highlights 21st – 27th September

We’ve had such a brilliant week across both the adult and children’s side this week.

C.L. Taylor’s chilling, thrilling psychological thriller, Sleep was published in paperback by HarperCollins / Avon as a Richard and Judy Book Club Pick.

The novel went through a rigorous selection process, and came out as one of six titles to be picked as part of Britain’s biggest Book Clubs. Richard said of the novel: “What a gripping story of tragedy, remorse, guilt and revenge. It’s all here in C.L. Taylor’s psychological page-turner and it’ll keep you guessing right up to the end. It certainly did me; with seven guests staying at a remote island hotel, seven secrets between them and one of them intent on killing, this book is a cat’s cradle of false leads and dead-ends.”

Judy said of the novel:  If you read this scintillating novel in bed, don’t be surprised if, like Anna, you have trouble getting off to sleep…”

Sleep is also making an appearance at Tube stations all over London:

Mark Edwards’ chilling thriller about guests that just won’t leave, Here To Stay has hit 50,000 copies sold less than a month after publication – truly, an exceptional feat.

Caroline Mitchell’s brilliant crime novel, Truth and Lies has been optioned for TV by Awesome Media.

Inky Willis’ stunning middle grade novel, The Scribble Witch, has been scooped up by Hachette Children’s in a three book deal. We can’t wait for this plucky witch to hit the shelves.

Katie Cottle’s environmentally astute picture book, The Green Giant, has been longlisted for the Cogan Biodiversity Picture Book Prize. The awards celebrate diversity and inclusion in picture books.

Fiona Barton’s brilliant suspense thriller, The Suspect, was spotted at Liverpool Street station this week.

Ahead of its publication next week, Poonam Mistry’s stunning picture book, You’re Strong With Me has received the most wonderful quote from Sarah McIntrye:

Slovenian rights in Ashley Audrain’s The Push have gone to UCILA, and Estonian rights have sold to Helios – taking foreign sales to 29 territories!

The Dressmaker’s Gift by Fiona Valpy has gone to Newton Compton in Italy.