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Weekly Highlights 31st August-6th September

We’ve got some brilliant chart positions and sales figures to share with you this week! Here are the highlights.

We are thrilled to announce that C.J. Tudor’s second chilling novel, The Taking of Annie Thorne, is currently at No.8 on the Sunday Times bestseller list. It has sold 7332 paperbacks in the past week in a hugely competitive chart, overtaking Liane Moriarty and Peter James. The novel continues to do incredibly well in foreign markets, too.  Annie Thorne is currently at No. 7 on the German Spiegel Bestseller list – an incredible feat.

C.J. Tudor jetted off to Brazil this week to meet her Brazilian publishers, Intrinseca, and to attend Rio Book Fair. Over 110,000 copies of The Chalk Man have been sold in Brazil to date, and C.J. Tudor signed around 400 copies of her debut over the course of the three days she was there. She also took part in a panel, where she was in conversation with Brazilian Youtube star Ju Cirqueira and Brazilian crime writer Raphael Montes. Together, they talked about their dives into a dark and ghoulish universe.

It’s also been a fabulous week for Fiona Valpy. Her wonderful novel, Sea of Memories has crossed the 250,000 copies sold milestone, an outstanding achievement. Not only that, Fiona’s latest novel, The Dressmaker’s Gift, which is due for publication next month, is sitting at No. 2 on the US Kindle Chart.

Gail Honeyman’s multi award-winning, bestselling novel, Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine is back up at No. 7 in the New York Times fiction bestseller list. It is currently ranking at No. 15 in Audio, too.

Jane Healey’s debut novel, The Animals at Lockwood Manor has been chosen by the American Booksellers Association as an Indies Introduce best debut pick for Winter/Spring 2020. The novel is due for publication in March next year. The gorgeous US cover was also revealed this week:

We couldn’t be more proud of Melanie Golding’s Little Darlings, which has won the award for Best Horror Novel at the DragonCon ceremony, announced by Chelsey Quinn Yarbro.

How beautiful is the UK cover for Abbie Greaves’ The Silent Treatment? We adore it. This wonderful novel will be published by Cornerstone in Spring next year.

Three of our fantastic authors & illustrators, Maisie Chan, Poonam Mistry and Louise Warwick were published this week in the stunning anthology, Ladybird Tales of Super Heroes.

Katherine Slee’s wonderfully uplifting novel, For Emily, was published this week by Orion.

Simon Mockler’s middle grade novel about a very bold queen, Beatrix the Bold and the Riddletown Dragon, was published this week by Piccadilly Press.

On the foreign rights front, Hebrew rights in Elizabeth Macneal’s The Doll Factory have sold to Kinneret.

Our children’s agent Alice Sutherland-Hawes was featured in an article in the Financial Times last weekend where she was speaking about diversity in the publishing industry.

Our Film & TV Agent Hayley Steed travelled to the Venice Film Festival this week to meet with producers and pitch our authors’ brilliant books.