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01.01.70 | Lisa Campbell
Faber has acquired a non-fiction title by former Pan Macmillan editorial director Will Atkins called Moor Land: The Landscape that Makes Britain.
Editorial director Lee Brackstone bought world rights in the title through Kirsty Mclachlan at David Godwin Associates, with plans to publish in 2014.
In the book, Atkins will travel across Britain, from Cornwall to the Scottish Highlands, discovering the moors' influence on people, culture and industry. The book will be a combination of travelogue and natural history and will take in Atkins' encounters with people connected to the moors including gamekeepers, huntsmen, miners, priests, publicans, environmentalists and developers.
Atkins studied art history and worked originally in poetry publishing before becoming editorial director at Pan Macmillan. He set up the Macmillan New Writing imprint, before leaving the publisher last year. He now works as a freelance editor and consultant.