Actress and writer Elizabeth Morton has moved to Pan Macmillan from Ebury for her next two Liverpool-based sagas.
Publishing director Gillian Green, who joined Pan Macmillan herself from Ebury this year, acquired British Commonwealth rights from agent Judith Murdoch of the Judith Murdoch Literary Agency.
The first title, Angel of Liverpool, is a novel set in the aftermath of the Second World War and follows the story of Tate & Lyle factory girl Evie who has her heart broken by her teenage sweetheart. It will be released as a library hardback and paperback edition in summer 2021.
Green said: “I’m incredibly thrilled to be bringing Elizabeth Morton over to Pan Macmillan. She is such a naturally gifted storyteller with a real flair for writing emotionally compelling and truly authentic Liverpool-set stories. I can’t wait to see her brilliant historical sagas find an even bigger readership here.”
Morton was born in Liverpool and is a writer and actress who has worked in film, theatre and TV, known for roles as Madeleine Basset in “Jeeves and Wooster” and Lucinda in the sitcom “Watching”. She is the author of the 2019-published book A Liverpool Girl and the recently released A Last Dance in Liverpool, both published by Ebury.
She said: “I’m so delighted to be now writing my Liverpool sagas with Gillian at Pan Macmillan. I have so many more stories to tell about the hidden lives of our mothers and grandmothers.”