Catnip has acquired a middle-grade timeslip novel and its prequel by début author Sarah Baker.
Angela’s Ghost is about a 12-year-old orphan Angela who is taken on holiday to France her cold, distant aunt and two horrible cousins. There she meets Julien, a boy from 1898 who is dying of tyhoid.
Catnip editor Liz Bankes acquired the UK and Commonwealth rights to the book, and its prequel Eloise’s Secret, from Bryony Woods of the DKW agency.
Bankes said: “From the moment this book arrived in my inbox, I was transported into Angela’s world. Sneakily reading my Kindle under my desk reminded me of the books that I used to read under the duvet with a torch because I was meant to have gone to bed. I am absolutely delighted to be able to work with Sarah and bring this brilliant book into the world.”
Catnip will publish Angela’s Ghost in March 2016, with Eloise’s Secret to follow in 2017.