Headline nets memoir of jewel thief Payne

Headline nets memoir of jewel thief Payne

Headline has netted the memoir of Doris Payne, “the world’s most notorious jewel thief”, written with Zelda Lockhart.

Assistant editor Katie Packer acquired UK and Commonwealth rights from Janice Suguitan at HarperCollinsUS. Diamond Doris: The True Story of the World’s Most Notorious Jewel Thief will be published as a trade paperback on 12th September alongside the US publisher.

The memoir tells the story of “a woman who defied society's prejudices and norms to carve her own path, and stealing precious gems so that she could live out her dreams”.

Its synopsis explains: "Using her souther...

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