Pan Macmillan has signed Waterstones bookseller Lucy Holland’s “incredibly special” reimagining of a folk ballad set in magical ancient Britain.
Hutchinson has pre-empted a “rollicking” historical page-turner by Neil Blackmore in a “strong five-figure deal”.
Hodder & Stoughton has signed the “funny, warm and deeply human” debut novel by comedian Liam Williams, to be released first as an audiobook.... Read more
Weidenfeld & Nicolson has landed the “raw and powerful” new novel by prize-winning Australian writer Charlotte Wood.
David Higham Associates is supporting Little Green Pig, a creative writing programme for young people from disadvantaged backgrounds.
Wildfire has pre-empted a debut thriller, Blood Orange by Harriet Tyce, exploring the power of desire, jealousy and betrayal. ... Read more
HarperFiction has pre-empted a psychological thriller, Behind Her Eyes by Sarah Pinborough, and a second title in a six-figure deal. Deputy publishing director Natasha Bardon... Read more
Hodder Children’s Books, part of Hachette Children's, has acquired a 64-page picture book about the animal kingdom by zoologist and author Nicola Davies. The illustrator... Read more
Two Roads has acquired The Words in My Hand, a book about a Dutch servant girl’s relationship with René Descartes. Publisher Lisa Highton bought UK... Read more
Bloomsbury UK and US have acquired world English-language rights to Australian rainforest-set “mystery, love story and elegy for denatured landscape”, The World Without Us by... Read more