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Weekly Highlights 25th – 31st May

We’re kicking off this week’s highlights with a cover reveal.

Janelle Harris’ Under Lying is being published in October this year, and we adore this brilliantly creepy cover.

The Doll Factory by Elizabeth Macneal is maintaining its spot in the Top 5. This week, it’s at No. 5 in the hardback fiction charts, with sales of 1,721.

Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine by Gail Honeyman has now sold an incredible total of 997,672 copies in paperback in the UK.

It is currently at No. 9 in the paperback list on the New York Times bestseller list – one week away from 52 weeks in total.

C.L. Taylor is back in the Top 20, sitting comfortably at No. 18 this week for her psychological thriller, Sleep.  634 copies were sold in hardback this week in the UK, taking the total to 9,683 copies sold.

The novel continues to do well in Australia too. 161 copies were sold this week, taking the total to 3,208 trade paperbacks sold overall in Australia – a brilliant result.

C.J. Tudor’s The Taking of Annie Thorne has been shortlisted for Best Fiction Audiobook at the New York Festival Radio Awards. The winners will be announced on 24th June.

The novel has also been shortlisted for the Comedy Women in Print Prize. The winners will be announced on 10th July.

Holly Bourne’s wonderfully insightful novel, How Do You Like Me Now? was published this week in paperback by Hodder & Stoughton.

On the foreign rights front, Russian rights to Leah Hazard’s Hard Pushed sold to AST.

Polish rights to C.J. Tudor’s The Other People have gone to Czarna Owca.

We’re delighted that Georgina Simmonds has joined Liane-Louise Smith and Alice Sutherland-Hawes in the foreign rights department. With 3 years as a Rights Executive at Curtis Brown, Georgina will be able to hit the ground running and help us to achieve the main goal of our rights department: to make all our authors international bestsellers!