Three Sam Bournes for HC

<p>HarperCollins publishing director Jane Johnson has signed up three new books from journalist Jonathan Freedland writing as Sam Bourne. </p><p>She bought UK and Commonwealth rights from Jonny Geller at Curtis Brown for a &quot;very significant&quot; sum. Johnson said it had been a &quot;superb team effort&quot; to take the novelist &quot;from a standing start to being the UK&#39;s bestselling thriller writer with sales of well over one million on TCM in less than five years&quot;.</p><p><a href="../news/115986-tiger-mothers-and-sex-sell-pre-lbf.html" target="_blank"><strong>More pre-LBF deals.&nbsp;</strong></a></p>