A&B acquires new Jamie Ford

A&B acquires new Jamie Ford

Allison & Busby has acquired a new novel from the author of Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet, Jamie Ford.

Songs of Willow Frost is set in Depression-era Seattle, and is described by the publisher as "a powerful and emotional tale of two souls—a young orphan who sets out to prove his mother is an exotic movie star, and a woman escaping her haunted past".

A&B bought UK and Commonwealth rights (excluding ANZ) from the Jenny Meyer Literary Agency on behalf of the Nelson Literary Agency. It will publish the book in hardback on 10th September 2013, coinciding with Ballantine in the US.

Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet spent over 96 weeks on the New York Times bestsellers list, according to the publisher.