What a week it’s been for our brilliant authors. We’ve had eight publications this week, as well as some hugely exciting publicity news…
But first, we’re so excited to reveal the paperback cover of Owen Nicholls’ wonderful romantic comedy, Love, Unscripted. This novel will be hitting the shelves in paperback in July this year, published by Headline / Hachette.
We can also reveal the gorgeous cover for Helly Acton’s feminist novel, The Shelf. This brilliant book is published in the UK by Zaffre / Bonnier in July, and was today chosen as “One to Watch” in The Bookseller.
Gail Honeyman’s multi-award winning, multi-million-copy bestselling novel, Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine, has soared to No. 9 in the New York Times bestseller list this week, and has been picked by USA Today as one of “100 Books to Read While Stuck at Home During the Coronavirus Outbreak“.
Sunday Times bestselling author C.L. Taylor’s brilliantly twisty psychological thriller Strangers was published in hardback this week by Avon HarperCollins. In celebration of its launch, C.L. Taylor did a Facebook Live event for all those who wanted to join in, which you can view here. Follow this novel as it travels on its extensive blog tour:
Bestselling YA and Adult author Holly Bourne’s second contemporary adult novel, Pretending, was published this week by Hodder. This hilarious and hard-hitting new novel was featured in Red Magazine’s ““. We had a surprise Zoom celebration with Holly on her publication day yesterday.
Clare Pooley’s much-anticipated uplit novel, The Authenticity Project, was published this week by Transworld / Penguin Random House. Clare took part in a brilliant panel this week for the Stay At Home Festival. It was revealed last night that The Authenticity Project is a Radio 2 Book Club Spring Pick, and was today featured in BookBrunch! Follow its blog tour here:
Abbie Greaves’ wonderful debut novel about a couple who haven’t spoken for six months, The Silent Treatment, was published this week by Cornerstone / Penguin Random House. Abbie was also the next author in our interview series, as well as taking part in a panel on the Stay at Home Festival on Tuesday night. The Silent Treatment has also been chosen as a Radio 2 Book Club Spring Pick, and it has been selected by Apple as one of their “Best April Titles“.
Abbie had a shout out from bestselling author David Nicholls this week, too:
#TheSilentTreatment by @AbbieGreaves1 has such a great premise, a couple who've been married for forty years but not spoken for six months. 'Poignant and heartbreaking' you can join Abbie and @annecater for a live twitter Q and A at 6pm tonight. https://t.co/Z8ElBg1tg2
— David Nicholls (@DavidNWriter) April 2, 2020
Miranda Malins’ historical debut set in the Cromwellian era, The Puritan Princess, was published this week by Orion. Bestselling author David Nicholls gave her a wonderful shout out on Twitter on publication day:
There's historical fiction in the form of @mirandamalins The Puritan Princess, the story of Oliver Cromwell's daughter, Frances. Sounds fascinating. Congratulations, Miranda @orionbooks https://t.co/yKXV4v5Asw
— David Nicholls (@DavidNWriter) April 2, 2020
And Miranda gave the MM Agency an exclusive reading of this novel. Check it out here. Miranda also wrote a brilliant article that was published this week in Historia, all about Oliver Cromwell’s vivacious youngest daughter, Frances.
— Cathy Bramley (@CathyBramley) March 31, 2020
And Debbie also did a brilliant Facebook Live event with Catherine Isaac today, where they recreated that #FridayFeeling and discussed books.
Ben Oliver’s dystopian YA novel, The Loop, was published this week by Chicken House. This twisty novel was chosen as one of School Reading Lists April Books of the Month, and Ben took part in a Twitter chat as part of Cymera Festival on his launch day yesterday.
We are thrilled to announce that Elizabeth Macneal’s bestselling historical novel, The Doll Factory, has been chosen as Clare Mackintosh’s Bookclub Pick for April! Head to her Facebook page to join the discussions:
— Clare Mackintosh (@claremackint0sh) April 1, 2020
Elizabeth Kay’s hotly-anticipated debut thriller, Seven Lies, has been featured in Red Magazine’s “ . They said: “One of 2020’s buzziest debut novels, the TV rights to Seven Lies have already been snapped up, which is no surprise as this tale of obsessive friendship hooks you in and leaves you reeling.”
Stephanie Wrobel’s twisty psychological thriller about a toxic mother/daughter relationship, Darling Rose Gold, has hit the Top Ten in the Toronto Star in Canadam where it is currently sitting at No. 10. It was published in Canada last month by Simon & Schuster Canada.
The Echo Cycle received a great review from Grimdark Magazine. They said: “Patrick Edwards draws a vivid image of what could happen to a future after Brexit, the separation of the United Kingdom from the rest of Europe after the crumbling of the European Union.”
Three Agency books published this week have have been featured in Woman & Home‘s May Book Club – Clare Pooley’s The Authenticity Project (as Book of the Month), Abbie Greaves’ The Silent Treatment and C.L. Taylor’s Strangers.
Two of our wonderful authors were included in The Guardian‘s “Best New Picture Books and Novels” round up: Manjeet Mann’s Run, Rebel (Penguin Random House Children’s) and Danielle Jawando’s And The Stars Were Burning Brightly.
And on the international rights front…
We’ve started a new initiative with our authors, the #MMSocial project. We will be sharing our own and our authors’ top isolation reads, special talents and tips for staying positive over the coming weeks. Keep an eye on our Twitter @MMLitAgency and #MMSocial for more!