Pan Mac buys third book from Orion's Wright

Pan Macmillan has bought the third novel by Orion senior rights manager Pippa Wright, entitled The Foster Husband.

Senior commissioning editor for fiction Jenny Geras acquired UK and Commonwealth rights from Andrew Kidd at Aitken Alexander Associates. Pan Macmillan plans to publish in 2013.

Geras said: "Pippa is one of the very best writing in the romantic comedy genre at the moment. Her books are clever, sharply observed and genuinely laugh-out-loud funny, and we're all delighted to have her signed up for a third novel."

In the book, a woman whose own marriage has broken down moves back to her home town of Lyme Regis and attempts to train her sister’s fiancé in the ways of being a good husband.

Pan published Wright's first novel earlier this year, with her second book Unsuitable Men to follow in March 2012.