Bloomsbury has a first novel from writer and filmmaker Hannah Rothschild, author of biography The Baroness (Virago).
The Improbability of Love will be published by Bloomsbury on 21st May this year. Editor-in-chief Alexandra Pringle signed UK and Commonwealth rights in the deal with Sarah Chalfant at the Wylie Agency.
Set in the London art world, the book follows a young woman who unwittingly buys a lost masterpiece in a second-hand shop, and becomes drawn in to a web of unscrupulous dealers and Russian oligarchs.
Pringle said: "I simply adore this novel. Ravishingly clever, deliciously witty and also very touching, it is the best novel about the art world I have ever read. The Improbability of Love heralds an exciting new voice in the world of fiction."