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Weekly Highlights 7th – 13th September

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

Beth Morrey’s gorgeous uplit novel, Saving Missy, is due for publication in the UK  in February 2020 by HarperFiction. The cover was revealed in a stunning animation this week:

 

 

Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine by Gail Honeyman is still on the New York Times bestseller list, at No. 8 in Fiction and at No. 15 in Audio. It is currently also sitting at No. 8 in the Italian charts.

Gail  travelled to Italy with our rights director, Liane-Louise Smith, to talk about her multi-award winning debut novel. What a turn out!

Leah Hazard’s insightful memoir about life on the frontline of the NHS, Hard Pushed, was ranking at No. 1 this week in the Memoir category on Kindle, and at No. 10 in the overall Kindle chart this week.

We are thrilled to announce that UK & Commonwealth rights to T.A. Willberg’s stunning debut, Marion Lane and the Inquirers has sold to Trapeze.

Kitty Wilson’s festive novel, The Cornish Village School: Christmas Wishes, was published this week by Canelo.

Debbie Johnson’s moving novel, The A-Z of Everything has been optioned for screen by Passage Pictures.

On the foreign rights front, C.J. Tudor’s The Other People has sold to Goldmann in Germany.

Estonian rights to Sea of Memories by Fiona Valpy have gone to Ersen.

Swedish rights to C.L. Taylor’s Sleep have been bought by Jentas.

Mark Edwards’ Here to Stay and Fiona Valpy’s The Dressmaker’s Gift were both ranking in the Amazon UK Top 20 “Most Sold” books of the week this week – huge congratulations to both of them.

Mark also gave a brilliant interview about Here To Stay on London Live this week.

Holly Bourne was on BBC Women’s Hour this week talking about teenage girls at risk of relationship abuse. Her next YA novel, The Places I’ve Cried in Public is published next month by Usborne.

Owen Nicholls was also on BBC radio this week, talking about films and his newly published romantic comedy, Love, Unscripted. Tune in here!

Melanie Golding’s terrifying debut, Little Darlings, has been featured in Bustle’s “20 New Horror Books For Readers Who Take Spooky Season Seriously