Alan Johnson's debut novel pre-empted by Wildfire

Alan Johnson's debut novel pre-empted by Wildfire

Wildfire has pre-empted former Home Secretary and memoirist Alan Johnson’s debut novel, The Late Train to Gipsy Hill.

Publishing director Alex Clarke acquired world rights to the novel via Clare Alexander of Aitken Alexander Associates.

Johnson is the author of four prize-winning memoirs, including This Boy about his childhood. The Late Train to Gipsy Hill will be Johnson’s first work of fiction, and Wildfire Books will publish it in September 2021.

Billed as "the perfect thriller", the novel tells the story of a young man, Gary Nelson, whose life is turned on its head when, on his commu...

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