Quercus has bagged a “riveting” modern gothic debut set in an elite all-girls boarding school by Phoebe Wynne in a two-book deal.
HarperCollins will publish a book by the Queen’s personal advisor and in-house designer Angela Kelly, who has worked with the Royal Household for 25 years.... Read more
Simon & Schuster has landed “the #MeToo reckoning for mothers” by writer and activist Joeli Brearley about new mums being pushed out of their jobs.... Read more
Bloomsbury has won a 15-publisher bidding war for a book on grief by podcaster Cariad Lloyd, in “one of the fiercest auctions” managed by agent... Read more
HarperFiction will publish journalist and author Rebecca Thornton's thriller about a toxic friendship between a group of mums.
Peters Fraser + Dunlop e-book imprint Agora Books has launched a prize to celebrate its new writers’ group, Lost the Plot, which offers "no-nonsense advice, industry insight, and community... Read more
Headline has scooped an official companion book to the forthcoming "Downton Abbey" movie, bringing the world and characters of the fictional country house to life.... Read more
Trapeze has landed the follow-up to last year’s gift book runaway hit The Ordnance Survey Puzzle Book (Trapeze).
Quadrille has scooped F*ck Being Humble, a “clever and timely” guide to self-promotion by Stefanie Sword-Williams in a four-publisher auction.... Read more
Drama Republic has won the auction for TV rights to The Confessions of Frannie Langton by Sara Collins, with the author adapting her debut novel... Read more