Felicity Bryan

(1945-2020)

In her many years as an agent, Felicity represented everything from scholarly historians, scientists and world-class journalists to best-selling cooks, singers and ballet dancers. She always felt that her background in journalism made her good at helping authors shape ideas for books, and that was borne out by many bestsellers and prize-winners. She loved spotting a gap in the market or hearing ideas from editors and finding just the right author to write the book. Among her global successes have been Karen Armstrong’s A History of God, Rosamunde Pilcher’s The Shell Seekers, Edmund de Waal’s The Hare with Amber Eyes, Iain Pears’ An Instance of the Fingerpost, Diarmaid MacCulloch’s A History of Christianity: The First Three Thousand Years, and Mary Berry’s many wonderful books. More recently, despite the impact of Covid on the publishing industry, two of her authors’ books, Catherine Belton’s Putin’s People and Sue Stuart-Smith’s The Well-Gardened Mind, became Sunday Times non-fiction bestsellers.

Felicity’s authors are now represented by her colleagues Catherine Clarke, Caroline Wood, Carrie Plitt and Sally Holloway.