Transworld pre-empts 'spellbinding' history of gemstones by Molesworth

Transworld pre-empts 'spellbinding' history of gemstones by Molesworth

Transworld has pre-empted a "spellbinding" work on gemstones by Helen Molesworth. 

Susanna Wadeson, publisher for non-fiction, acquired world rights to Precious: The Mystery and Meaning of Earth's Most Dazzling Treasures from Adam Gauntlett at PFD. North American rights were snapped up by executive editor Susanna Porter for the Ballantine list. Publication is scheduled for winter 2023/24.

Molesworth has worked in the gem and jewellery industry at auction and jewellery houses as well as holding academic posts. The publisher says her book will "trace the journey of gems from their first rec...

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