Lafaye's friends to help complete manuscript after her death

Lafaye's friends to help complete manuscript after her death

The late novelist Vanessa Lafaye asked three of her author friends to help complete her book after her death, it has emerged.

Lafaye died on 29th February, aged 54, of terminal cancer, days before her publisher HarperCollins was due to discuss plans for her upcoming novella, Miss Marley, reported in The Bookseller a week before her death.

The story about Ebenezer Scrooge's ghostly business partner, Jacob Marley, and his sister, will be published in November. It picks up the tragic story of Scooge’s deceased colleague from Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol, and introduces Marley’s sister,...

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