More McTavish Mayhem

Posted on 17/07/2018, in New Deals

Meg Rosoff’s adorable dog McTavish is set for further adventures. Barrington Stoke have acquired world rights in McTavish Takes The Biscuit, in which the Peachey family take part in a disastrous bake-off, and McTavish On The Move, in which the Peacheys up sticks to a new home, with all the…

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Frankopan explores The New Silk Roads

Posted on 17/07/2018, in New Deals

Peter Frankopan’s The New Silk Roads: The Present and Future of the World has been acquired by Bloomsbury, for publication in November 2018. Knopf will publish in the US early in 2019. Following the worldwide success of The Silk Roads (2015), Peter Frankopan will take a fresh look at the…

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Faber Deal for Daykin

Posted on 17/07/2018, in New Deals

Faber Children’s Books have acquired world rights in Chloe Daykin’s next two novels, The Secret of the Shadow Snap Girl, set in Peru, and The Voice Catcher, set in Venice. Chloe’s first novel, Fish Boy, was shortlisted for the Branford Boase award in 2018, and her new book The Boy…

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Gill Hornby New Deal

Posted on 17/07/2018, in New Deals

Miss Austen by Gill Hornby, a moving, fictional account of Cassandra and Jane Austen’s final years, was pre-empted by Selina Walker at Century (World English Language) for a six-figure sum. Miss Austen is scheduled for publication in spring 2020. Gill is a journalist whose debut novel, The Hive, sold to Little,…

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Summer Reading Choice for St John

Posted on 13/07/2018, in News

The Bookseller’s Association has chosen Lauren St. John’s Kat Wolfe Investigates as its next Independent Booksellers Children’s Book of the Season for Summer (CBOTS). Chosen by a panel of indie booksellers from a range of new children’s titles, the Book of the Season aims to showcase indie bookshops’ expertise at…

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Wainwright Shortlist

Posted on 13/07/2018, in Awards

Sir John Lister-Kaye’s memoir of a childhood filled with the wonder of nature, The Dun Cow Rib: A Very Natural Childhood, has been shortlisted for the £5,000 Wainwright Golden Beer Book Prize for nature writing. The award is given annually to the book which most successfully reflects the ethos of…

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Welcoming our new intern

Posted on 06/07/2018, in Agency News

We are delighted that Grace Nyaboko has joined us as our latest intern and will be working with us until the end of September. Grace graduated from Newcastle University in 2017 with a law degree. She loves being creative and writes poetry which you can find on her blog astudentoflifewritingblog.wordpress.com….

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The Astronomer and the Witch

Posted on 19/06/2018, in News, TV, Film & Radio

Ulinka Rublack’s The Astronomer and The Witch has been optioned to Andy Patterson of Sympathetic Ink Ltd., producer of The Railway Man and Girl with a Pearl Earring. The Astronomer and the Witch: Johannes Kepler’s Fight for his Mother tells the extraordinary true story of when Joseph Kepler’s widowed mother,…

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OBE for Lucy Worsley

Posted on 11/06/2018, in News

We are delighted that historian and author Dr Lucy Worsley has been awarded an OBE in the Queen’s Birthday Honours List for services to history and heritage. Lucy Worsley is Joint Chief Curator at Historic Royal Palaces and the author of many non-fiction books including If Walls Could Talk, Cavalier, Jane…

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John Julius Norwich

Posted on 04/06/2018, in News

Historian John Julius Norwich has died in London at the age of 88. Felicity Bryan has represented him since 1975 and he was a much-loved and admired author at our agency. John Julius was born in 1929, the son of the politician Duff Cooper – later Viscount Norwich – and…

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French Award for Anna Hope

Posted on 31/05/2018, in Awards

Anna Hope has won the 2018 Elle readers’ grand prix des lectrices for her second novel, The Ballroom. The Elle Readers’ Grand Prix was founded in 1970 and is chosen by readers. The Ballroom was published in January 2016 and was selected for Richard and Judy’s Autumn promotion. It has…

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Picturebook Award for Willis

Posted on 24/05/2018, in Awards

We are delighted that Jeanne Willis has won the 2018 English Association Award for Stardust in the fiction category for 4-7 year olds. Stardust published in 2017 and is illustrated by Briony May Smith and published by Nosy Crow. The English 4-11 Picture Book Awards, established in 1995, are presented…

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US deal for Murmur

Posted on 14/05/2018, in New Deals

Erika Goldman at Bellevue Literary Press has bought North American rights for Murmur, Will Eaves’ novel imagining the final months of Alan Turing’s life. Published in the UK by CB Editions, The first chapter of Murmur was shortlisted for the BBC National Short Story Award and the Guardian called it…

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Flood of Awards for Reni Eddo-Lodge

Posted on 12/05/2018, in Awards, News

Reni Eddo-Lodge’s Why I’m No Longer Talking to White People about Race has won the 2018 British Book Award for a work of Narrative Non-Fiction. The judges described the book as ‘brilliant’ and ‘breathtaking’. Reni received the prestigious award, known as a ‘Nibbie’, at a star-studded awards ceremony in London on…

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New Deal for Simon Lelic

Posted on 03/05/2018, in New Deals

Hachette Children’s Group has acquired an adrenaline-fuelled adventure series by Simon Lelic, which will publish under the Hodder Children’s Books imprint in 2019. Simon’s first children’s book, The Haven, tells the story of Ollie Turner, an unsuspecting kid who is snatched from his bed in the middle of the night…

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Multiple deals for Josephine Quinn

Posted on 17/04/2018, in New Deals

Josephine Quinn’s proposal for a book called How The World Made The West: A Cosmopolitan History From The Bronze Age To The Age Of Discovery has sold at auction to Michael Fishwick at Bloomsbury (UK) and to Sara Bershtel at Metropolitan Books (North America), and also so far to Le…

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The Hare With Amber Eyes film deal

Posted on 17/04/2018, in TV, Film & Radio

The Film & TV rights to The Hare With Amber Eyes by Edmund de Waal have been optioned to producer Rachael Horovitz, whose credits include Moneyball, Maggie’s Plan and the upcoming TV adaptation of Edward St Aubyn’s Patrick Melrose novels. Edmund de Waal is an artist whose porcelain is exhibited…

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TV deal for Policing Controversy

Posted on 17/04/2018, in TV, Film & Radio

The TV rights to Ian Blair’s Policing Controversy have been optioned to Playground Entertainment, award-winning producers of Howard’s End, Little Women and Wolf Hall. Ian Blair was head of London’s Metropolitan Police Force from 2005-2008, during which time the tube and bus bombs of 7 July 2005 hit London in…

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Santé, Bruno!

Posted on 05/04/2018, in News

Fans of Bruno, Chief of Police will be delighted to learn that ‘Cuvée Bruno’ wine returns. The new release, ‘Tome II’ (‘Volume 2’), is a Bergerac red and is available from the stores of Julien de Savignac in Paris, Bordeaux, Sarlat, Le Bugue and Perigueux. Please contact Julien de Savignac…

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The Silk Roads an international phenomenon

Posted on 01/03/2018, in News

International phenomenon and New York Times and Washington Post bestseller The Silk Roads by Peter Frankopan has been praised by French Prime Minister Edouard Philippe as “un livre magnifique”; ‘magnificent’—Sunday Times; ‘history at its most invigorating’—Wall Street Journal; ‘the most important history book in decades’—Berliner Zeitung. Sales are approaching 1 million…

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Another Great Year for Mary

Posted on 23/01/2018, in News

Mary Berry’s hotly anticipated new TV series, Britain’s Best Cook, began on BBC1 on Thursday 3rd May. Mary is joined by produce expert Chris Bavin, chef Dan Doherty and presenter Claudia Winkleman as they judge meals prepared by some of Britain’s best home cooks. Mary Berry’s latest cookbook, Mary’s Classics,…

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Paid Internship Scheme

Posted on 22/01/2018, in Agency News, News

Felicity Bryan Associates are pleased to announce that we are now offering a regular 3-month, paid internship programme at our offices in Oxford. The first internship will run from 8th January – 30th March 2018, with successive internships running from April – June, July – September, and October – December….

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