Bonnier Books UK acquires series about 'quintessential English village'

Bonnier Books UK acquires series about 'quintessential English village'

Bonnier Books UK's Zaffre imprint has acquired a new commercial women's fiction series by Cathy Lake. 

Senior editor Claire Johnson-Creek acquired world English language rights including audio for two novels in the Little Village Series from Amanda Preston at LBA Books. 

The books will be set in a "quintessential English village". The first in the series, The Little Village Christmas Show, will be published in October. The Little Village Summer Fate will follow in May 2021. 

Cathy Lake is a pseudonym for Rachel Griffiths, who has written under her own name and as Darcie Boleyn.

Lake commented: "I am delighted to be working with the wonderful team at Bonnier Books UK. Claire's enthusiasm for the Little Village Series matches my own and I'm extremely excited about working with her and bringing Cathy Lake novels to readers everywhere."

Johnson-Creek added: "I am incredibly excited to be publishing this uplifting new series, beginning with a wonderfully cosy festive offering. Rachel writes with such brilliant warmth and heart and her female characters are incredibly relatable. I know people will love this new series."