Bloomsbury, S&S UK and Trapeze triumph in pre-LBF deals

Bloomsbury, S&S UK and Trapeze triumph in pre-LBF deals

Eley Williams’ debut novel, a flurry of auctions for literary agent newbie Sam Hodder and an Australian kidnapping thriller from an Irish author are some of the projects causing furore ahead of the London Book Fair, which launches on Tuesday (10th April).

In non-fiction, an exploration of the origins of Western civilisation is Felicity Bryan Agency’s “Book of the Fair”, attracting three six figure deals so far. How the World Made the West by Josephine Quinn, associate professor of ancient history at the University of Oxford, spans thousands of years of history and has been attracting vario...

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