Weekly Highlights 25th-29th November

We have some exciting news to start off with this week – we are moving offices!

The Madeleine Milburn Literary, TV & Film Agency is moving from its current offices in Mayfair to Clapham, in order to accommodate our fast-growing team and host industry wide events. Find out more here.

We are delighted that Quercus Books will be publishing The Deception of Harriet Fleet in Spring 2021, Helen Scarlett’s chilling gothic debut.

This is the French cover and title for Clare Pooley’s The Authenticity Project, by Fleuve Editions. It is due to be published in the UK in April 2020 by Penguin Random House / Transworld, and it’s now available for request on NetGalley!


Manjeet Mann’s stunning Young Adult verse novel, Run Rebel, will be published by Penguin Random House Canada.

Namina Forna’s first instalment of her Young Adult fantasy trilogy, The Gilded Ones, Danielle Jawando’s powerful Young Adult debut, And the Stars Were Burning Brightly, and our very own Catherine Cho’s memoir, Inferno, were featured in Cosmopolitan this week! Check out the full article here.

We are completely thrilled that Fiona Valpy’s beautiful novel, The Dressmaker’s Gift, has crossed the 100,000 milestone in sales with Lake Union and Amazon Publishing.

Mark Edward’s chilling thriller, HERE TO STAY, has sold 113,000 copies, including 49,000 in the UK and 62,000 in the US. It has a brilliant 4.5 star average rating in the UK, and a 4.2 star average in the US.

Melanie Golding’s acclaimed book, Little Darlings (UK & Commonwealth: HQ), was selected by Apple for their 2019 Best Debuts of the year!

Elizabeth Macneal’s acclaimed debut novel, The Doll Factory (US:  Simon & Schuster / Emily Bestler Books), won the New York Public Library best historical fiction novel of the year. Paperback will be released in the UK in March 2020.

On the international rights front, Fiona Valpy’s Sea of Memories has sold to City Editions in France, and to Hermes in Bulgaria. Emma Stonex’s haunting novel about three missing lighthouse keepers, The Lamplighters, has gone to Eksmo in Russia, while Jodie Chapman’s debut Another Life has gone to Czarna Owca in Poland at auction.