Tue, 15/07/2014 - 11:51
Pan Macmillan is to publish the first collection of comic verse from entertainer Des O’Connor.
Editorial director Ingrid Connell acquired Laughter Lines from Gordon Wise at Curtis Brown.
O’Connor has been writing his own comic verse for a number of years, and started performing them during his one-man...
Tue, 15/07/2014 - 09:30
Hodder & Stoughton is to publish a compilation of scripts from comedian Miranda Hart in October, but Peggy and Me, the book about day-to-day life with her dog Peggy acquired last year, will not now be published until 2015.
Publisher Hannah Black...
Mon, 14/07/2014 - 09:35
BBC Worldwide has entered a first-look partnership with Cuba Pictures, the production company which is part of the Curtis Brown Group.
Cuba Pictures, set up in 2008, collaborates with Curtis Brown authors, screenwriters and more to develop and produce film and television.
It is currently working with BBC Worldwide on a seven...
Wed, 09/07/2014 - 09:00
Fourth Estate has signed a debut novel from the c.e.o. of The Book People, Seni Glaister after it was submitted anonymously.
Clare Reihill, editorial director at Fourth Estate, signed UK and Commonwealth rights in The Museum of Things Left Behind in a deal with Jonathan Lloyd at Curtis Brown.
The book is set in the...
Thu, 05/06/2014 - 12:18
A book telling the story of gay world champion boxer Emile Griffith is set to be published by Simon & Schuster.
Donald McRae has penned A Man’s World: The Double Life of Emile Griffith, which reveals the life of a six-time world champion boxer Griffith who “lived a double life as a gay man in the macho world...
Fri, 23/05/2014 - 11:44
Michael Joseph has acquired two more novels by Australian author Liane Moriarty.
Publishing director Maxine Hitchcock bought UK and Commonwealth rights, excluding Australia New Zealand, from Jonathan Lloyd at Curtis Brown representing Fiona Inglis at Curtis Brown Australia.
Ahead of the two new novels, Michael Joseph will...
Mon, 12/05/2014 - 12:13
Bloomsbury will publish a book from "The Great British Bake Off" winner Frances Quinn.
Quintessential will be published autumn 2015. The book will be guide to baking, combining easy recipes with imaginative designs. Quinn said: "We all have a creative side, and I want to reawaken the reader to what can be achieved. The...
Fri, 11/04/2014 - 09:50
Sue Townsend will be remembered as one of “this country’s great comic writers”, her publisher has said.
Townsend died yesterday (10th April) aged 68, after suffering a stroke last weekend.
Her agent Jonathan Lloyd of Curtis Brown called Townsend a “living miracle”, saying that she had continued...
Mon, 07/04/2014 - 09:30
Tracy Chevalier is the latest author to write a novel inspired by a Shakespeare play as part of the Hogarth Shakespeare series.
Chevalier, who will retell Othello, is the sixth author to join the series, which presents retellings of Shakespeare for contemporary readers, alongside writers including...
Thu, 03/04/2014 - 17:15
Penguin Press imprint Allen Lane is to publish Good Morning, Mr Mandela, a memoir by the late Nelson Mandela’s assistant Zelda la Grange.
The book will be released worldwide on 19th June.
Publishing director Helen Conford acquired world English rights from Jonny Geller at Curtis Brown.