Michael Joseph picks up non-fiction Blockbuster

Michael Joseph picks up non-fiction Blockbuster

Following a five-way auction, Michael Joseph has acquired historian Joanne Paul’s non-fiction title In the Shadow of the Block, billed as a “Tudor ‘House of Cards’”.

Editorial director Jillian Taylor bought UK and Commonwealth rights (excluding Canada) from Adam Gauntlett at PFD.

It is “a fascinating look at the Dudley family’s towering heights, as well as its tragic lows”, according to Taylor.

The title will be published in 2020.