HarperFiction signs Headline's Evans

<p>HarperFiction&#39;s publishing director Lynne Drew has signed Headline&#39;s outgoing editorial director Harriet Evans in a three-book deal. The deal, for &quot;a good six-figure sum&quot;, was agreed with Jonathan Lloyd at Curtis Brown. Harper holds British and Commonwealth rights.</p><p>Evans left Headline this week to work full-time on the novels. Her first, <em>Going Home</em>, was published in 2005.</p><p>Drew said: &quot;Harriet is one of our best-loved authors both in-house and with readers, for her warm, funny and captivating novels spanning the generations and capturing our hearts . . . She has very quickly become one of the core authors on our list.&quot;</p><p>The first book in the deal, Evans&#39; fourth, is entitled<em> I Remember You</em> and will be published in hardback this November. It is set in Wiltshire and Rome, and described as &quot;&#39;Room with a View&#39; meets &#39;Roman Holiday&#39;&quot;.</p><p> Evans said: &quot;I am really thrilled about this deal and to know I will be working with Lynne and all my friends at HarperCollins for my next three books. It is super exciting and I look forward to the future with them.&quot;<br /> </p>