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Headline buys The Out of Office Girl
29.07.11 | Charlotte Williams
Headline has acquired two novels from debut Irish author Nicola Doherty, who currently works as a copywriter for The Folio Society.
Associate publisher Sherise Hobbs bought British Commonwealth rights for The Out of Office Girl and a second book from Rowan Lawton at PFD.
Hobbs said: "Headline has always specialised in finding and nurturing new talent in the area of women's fiction and when we read Nicola's novel, we all knew we had discovered someone very special. She has absolutely captured the hilarious highs and excruciating lows of a young woman just starting out in her publishing career in London, and The Out of Office Girl will be a major paperback launch for us next summer."
Doherty began her publishing career working for Anne-Louise Fisher, before becoming an editor at Hodder and then joining The Folio Society.
Italian rights have been pre-empted by Mondadori and German rights were sold at auction to Blanvalet.