Virago Modern Classics acquires Barber's Amazing Mr Blunden

Virago Modern Classics acquires Barber's Amazing Mr Blunden

Virago Modern Classics has acquired world English language rights in The Amazing Mr Blunden by Antonia Barber, ahead of a Sky Original Christmas film this year.

Donna Coonan, editorial director, signed the deal with Caroline Walsh at David Higham.

The forthcoming adaptation of the 1969 Carnegie-shortlisted novel is directed by and stars Mark Gatiss, with Simon Callow and Tamsin Greig.

Coonan said: “This haunting, beautifully written novel has stayed with me since I read it years ago – ghosts, time-travel, a haunted house – it’s completely enthralling, and I can’t wait for readers to discover it.”

Virago will publish on its classics list for younger readers on 9th December in paperback, e-book and audio.