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Bluebird signs 'unforgettable' memoir of Olympic Syrian refugee

Pan Macmillan imprint Bluebird is to publish the autobiography of 19-year old Yusra Mardini, the Olympic Syrian refugee who swam for three hours to push... Read more

Quercus buys Huguenot silk weavers debut

Quercus has bought a historical novel about Huguenot master silk weavers in 18th century Spitalfields, by a former lawyer inspired by exhibits in London's Victoria... Read more

Egmont buys YA 'feminist firecracker'

Egmont has signed a "major" new YA book on sexism for its Electric Monkey imprint, from screenwriter Laura Steven. Read more

Six 'vengeful' P D James stories coming this October

Faber is to publish Sleep No More, a new collection of short stories from the late "Queen of Crime" P D James.... Read more

Segel's sci-fi series sells to Oneworld for six figures

Oneworld has paid six figures for a YA trilogy by US actor and screenwriter Jason Segel and his writing partner Kirsten Miller. Read more

PRH bags rights to Jodie Whittaker's Doctor Who

BBC Books and Penguin Random House Children’s UK have struck a two-series deal with BBC Worldwide to continue their line of Doctor Who publishing.... Read more

Usborne wins Russian folklore tale in 'hotly contested' auction

Usborne has snapped up a Russian folklore-inspired middle grade fantasy following a “hotly contested four-way auction”. Read more

Rosen and Ross to retell A Christmas Carol

Scholastic will publish a new version of Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol “retold” by Michael Rosen and illustrated by Tony Ross, who the publisher said... Read more

Portobello wins nine-way auction for bias book

Portobello Books has acquired The End of Bias, a "ground-breaking" book by American journalist Jessica Nordell following a "heated" nine-way auction. Read more

Piatkus gets F*cked

Piatkus has acquired "an uncensored conversation about sex and self" called F*cked from the creators of anti slut-shaming podcast "Guys We F*cked".... Read more

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