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Weekly Highlights 4th – 10th January

It’s our first week in the new office and our brilliant authors have started the year off with a bang, being included in 2020 round ups left, right and centre. But first, we’re kicking things off with a cover reveal.

The gorgeous cover for L.P. Fergusson’s The Summer Fields has been revealed and we absolutely love it. The novel is published in February this year by Canelo.

We moved into our STUNNING new office near Clapham Common, and it’s safe to say we’re all completely in love with it. Check out the photos here.

Gail Honeyman’s multi-award-winning novel, Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine has re-entered the New York Times bestseller list at No. 7. The novel has previously spent over a year on the list, so this is an incredible feat.

Jennifer Iacopelli’s hard-hitting YA novel, Break the Fall, is currently sitting at No. 1 across Amazon’s “New Releases in Teen and Young Adult Fiction about Sexual Abuse”.

Bitch Media featured Break the Fall as one of “25 YA Novels Feminists Should Read in 2020” this week, too. They said: “Break the Fall is a ripped-from-the-headlines story that treats the issue with the care it deserves, focuses on female friendship, and is so satisfying that I was sobbing by the end.

Melanie Golding’s chilling supernatural thriller, Little Darlingshas reached the bestseller category in both Apple Books and the Kindle store this week. It’s sitting at No. 21 in Apple and at No. 37 in Kindle!

Sarah Hagger-Holt’s brilliant middle-grade novel, Nothing Ever Happens Here was published this week by Usborne. The book was also included in the Waterstones round up of “The Best Books to Look Out For in 2020: Children’s and Young Adult“, where they said: “Handled with sensitivity and refreshing humour, Hagger-Holt’s debut children’s novel is a tribute to inclusivity and acceptance that speaks brilliantly effectively to a vitally important topic.”

Elizabeth Kay’s debut thriller Seven Lies, which is published in the UK by Little, Brown / Sphere in April this year, has been included in Her magazine’s “40 Books We Can’t Wait to Curl Up With in 2020“.

FOUR Agency books have been included in NetGalley‘s “Spring Highlights” newsletter: Clare Pooley’s The Authenticity Project, Abbie Greaves’ The Silent Treatment, Holly Bourne’s Pretending and Beth Morrey’s Saving Missy.

The Authenticity Project, which is published in the UK in April this year, has also been included in Caboodle’s “20 Books to Look out for in 2020“, as well as being featured in The Bookseller‘s April Preview as Editor’s Choice. They called it “A charming and heart-warming tale about the importance of friendship and reaching out to others.”

Holly Bourne’s contemporary novel, Pretending, also featured in Platinum magazine’s round up of “The Best Fiction Books Coming Out in 2020 by Female Authors“. They said “This book will make you laugh, cry, think and feel understood in less than 500 pages.” The novel is published in April by Hodder.

SIX Agency books have been included in United by Pop‘s “150+ YA book releases coming out in 2020” – Manjeet Mann’s Run, Rebel, Danielle Jawando’s And The Stars Were Burning Brightly, Jennifer Iacopelli’s Break the Fall, Namina Forna’s The Gilded Ones, Kate Weston’s Diary of a Confused Feminist and Ben Oliver’s The Loop. Check out what was said about them here!

Namina Forna has also been included on Book Riot‘s “20 Must-Read 2020 SFF Books” this week, for her stunning debut, The Gilded Ones. The novel is due to be published in May this year by Usborne.

With only a month to go before debut YA author Kate Weston’s hilariously funny Diary of a Confused Feminist hits the shelves, her publisher Hachette Children’s has released a sneak preview. Check it out here!

Stephanie Wrobel’s The Recovery of Rose Gold has been included in Good Reads 33 Highly Anticipated Books of 2020“. It will be published in March this year by Penguin Random House / Michael Joseph.

Robin Morgan-Bentley’s The Wreckage has been featured in Dead Good Books Debut Crime Novels to Look Out for in 2020“. They reported: “With flawed but believable characters, a pace that builds throughout and a plot that makes it truly difficult to put down, The Wreckage should be high on your reading list.” The Wreckage is published in February.

Mel Sherratt’s latest crime novel in the DS Grace Allendale series, Liar Liar, is available to pre-order now through Amazon. Get your hands on it here!

And on the international rights front, Stephanie Wrobel’s The Recovery of Rose Gold has sold to Znanje in Croatia.

Inga Vesper’s The Long, Long Afternoon has gone to Edizione Piemme in Italy.