Adlington’s Dressmakers of Auschwitz won by Hodder amid international rights frenzy

Adlington’s Dressmakers of Auschwitz won by Hodder amid international rights frenzy

Hodder & Stoughton has won costume historian and novelist Lucy Adlington’s narrative history The Dressmakers of Auschwitz in a five-way auction.

The book tells the true story of the young women and teenagers who were saved from the gas chambers to sew haute couture dresses at a tailoring studio within Auschwitz-Birkenau concentration camp.

On the basis of the proposal, in the UK, it was acquired by Rupert Lancaster at Hodder & Stoughton in a deal negotiated by Kate Shaw of The Shaw Agency. In the US, it sold at auction to Sara Nelson, the US editor of The Tattooist of Auschwitz, at Harper...

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