Woolf's Lost début goes to MJ in six-figure deal

Woolf's Lost début goes to MJ in six-figure deal

Michael Joseph has acquired H C Cullen’s début The Lost Letters of William Woolf in a six-figure, two-book deal.

Fiction publisher Jessica Leeke bought UK and Commonwealth rights from Peter Straus at RCW in a pre-empt, eyeing a “major” launch in 2018.

Leeke said the tale, of a man who works as a “letter detective” in the Dead Letters Depot of east London, was “a life-affirming story of the extraordinary power and resilience of the human heart”.