Pan Mac acquires new Amy Bratley novel

Pan Mac acquires new Amy Bratley novel

Pan Macmillan has bought a novel following five couples in an antenatal class ahead of the births of their first children, written by author of The Girls' Guide to Homemaking, Amy Bratley.  

Editorial director for fiction Jenny Geras bought world rights in The Antenatal Group by Bratley through Veronique Baxter and Laura West at David Higham Associates. Pan will publish in mass market paperback in early 2013.

The novel follows five couples as they attend antenatal classes, and looks at the relationships they form, and their experiences of pregnancy, birth and parenthood.

Geras said: "For all the women's fiction that is out there about pregnancy and birth, I've never found anything like this which encapsulates what is such an important part of late pregnancy and early motherhood for so many women.

"Amy's approach is completely original and she brings just the right mix of wisdom, warmth and humour to this topic. It will be the perfect self-purchase and gift-purchase for new mothers and their baby group friends."