Corvus picks up romantic comedies

Corvus picks up romantic comedies

Corvus has signed two new romantic comedies and a backlist title by author Rosie Blake.

Editor Louise Cullen signed world English language rights to two new novels in a deal with Clare Wallace at Darley Anderson Literary, TV and Film Agency.

The first book of the deal, How to Cock up Christmas, will be published in November this year, and sees the heroine, Eve, turning to cooking during the festive period to try and put a relationship behind her. The second book, slated for July 2016, is How to Find your (First) Husband, which sees a woman trying to find the boy she married in a playground ceremony as a child, fearing he may be the one who got away.

Corvus will also republish How to Get a (Love) Life, Blake's first novel, previously published by Novelicious.

Cullen said: "Her first novel is an excellent example of young, smart women’s fiction and shows the talent Rosie has for comedy writing and memorable heroines. A Christmas novel is the perfect next step to bring her to a wider audience and How to Find Your (First) Husband is a masterclass in romantic comedy."