Legend Press acquires “sophisticated suspense” debut

Legend Press acquires “sophisticated suspense” debut

Legend Press has acquired world rights to Paul Read’s debut novel about a “teacher pushed too far”.

The first draft of Read’s The Art Teacher, was written after he was involved in a hit-and-run incident which put him in a wheelchair and prevented him from working for eight months.

Lauren Parsons, commissioning editor of Legend Press, said: “We are delighted to sign up Paul’s compelling debut. A fast-paced, topical and powerful novel, The Art Teacher will have readers gripped from the first sentence.”

The Art Teacher will be published by Legend Press in Summer 2016.