HQ buys 'inspiring' breast cancer novel from Lloyd in four-way auction

HQ buys 'inspiring' breast cancer novel from Lloyd in four-way auction

HQ has triumphed in a four-way auction for an “inspiring and deeply moving” novel by Josie Lloyd, inspired by her own experience, about a woman reclaiming her life after a breast cancer diagnosis.

The Cancer Ladies’ Running Club is billed as an “honest, heart-warming, uplifting book” that aims to debunk the difficult subject of a disease that affects one in seven UK women.

Senior commissioning editor Emily Kitchin acquired British Commonwealth rights from Felicity Blunt at Curtis Brown. It will be published in in paperback, e-book and audio in June 2020. TV rights have already been option...

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