This week we have a couple of gorgeous cover reveals, exciting book club news and recommendations from a literary icon!
✨🐚COVER REVEAL🐚✨ I’m so excited to share the cover for my debut novel, Moonlight and the Pearler’s Daughter, which will be published by @MantleBooks in March 2022. I am excited, nervous and SO grateful to everyone involved, especially the talented Katie Tooke @panmacartdept https://t.co/DACFfVNaA2
— Lizzie Pook (@LizziePook) September 16, 2021
The Guest House by Robin Morgan-Bentley had its awesomely atmospheric cover revealed today; we can guarantee that the story inside is just as unsettling. Head over to Twitter to win an early signed copy.
My new thriller #TheGuestHouse comes out on June 23, 2022 in hardback, ebook and audio.
I’m giving away 3 signed early copies for Twitter followers! To enter, answer this question ⬇️
Where’s the most unusual place you’ve ever spent the night? 😬😮🤯 pic.twitter.com/56ebHhFWgu
— Robin Morgan-Bentley (@rmorganbentley) September 17, 2021
The Lamplighters by Emma Stonex (Pan Macmillan / Picador) was Dame Hilary Mantel’s most enjoyed novel of the year! An amazing recommendation for Emma’s thoroughly deserving novel. The Lamplighters was also #34 on the German hardback bestseller list this week!
Absolutely delighted – and slightly stunned – to be flicking through @waitrose magazine and see #TheLamplighters as Dame Hilary Mantel’s most enjoyed novel this year. Completely mind blowing. @picadorbooks @SophieHJonathan @PublicityBooks @agentmilburn pic.twitter.com/8SCpH4Py6O
— Emma Stonex (@StonexEmma) September 10, 2021
Some great reviews have been published for Freya Sampson‘s The Last Chance Library (Bonnier / Zaffre) including Fangirlish, The Pilot newspaper, The Girly Book Club who gave it 5*, and The Fredericksburg Free-Lance Star who called it “a warm hug for bookworms and bibliophiles”. Freya also has a guest piece printed in Frolic this week, an essay featured in Writer’s Digest online and an interview with The Inside Flap podcast which is live now.
Heather Marshall’s Looking For Jane (Hodder Studio) received a gorgeous blurb from bestselling author of The Dutch Wife Ellen Keith: “Looking for Jane is an original and poignant story that holds a mirror to the ongoing fight for women’s rights. In reflecting on a dark spot in Canadian history, Heather Marshall speaks to the power of solidarity and of brave women who dare to take a stand.”
Wonderful to meet our @Usborne author @SarahHaggerHolt at @mkpridefestival today & hear her speak about her MG stories #ProudofMe and #NothingEverHappensHere.
We talked author events for Year 7s so English Leads & Librarians, get in touch with me to help arrange one for you. pic.twitter.com/PVlKz7cbty
— Dionne Lakey❌NotHereToBeLiked♥She/Her 🇿🇼🇬🇧 (@ThatsMyBook) September 11, 2021
The Deception of Harriet Fleet by Helen Scarlett (Hachette / Quercus) was featured in Yours Bookclub article, where they described this gothic historical fiction as: ‘Full of dark, atmospheric mystery that’s perfect for fans of classic Victorian novels.’
This week’s fabulous publications included:
The Killing Choice by Will Shindler (Hodder) was published in paperback; Will returns with another crime thriller to keep us up all night. This latest offering has all the spine-tingling genius fans know and love while introducing new crimes and characters to get our teeth into.
The second instalment of Phil Hickes‘ terrifying Aveline Jones trilogy, The Bewitching of Aveline Jones, was published by Usborne; join Aveline as she embarks on a new adventure, with new friends, and (of course) a terrifying new mystery to solve.
The Burning Girls by C.J. Tudor was published in paperback; her wonderful novel is a perfect example of deliciously creepy storytelling with plot twist galore. We also revealed the exciting news that it has been chosen for WH Smith’s Richard and Judy Bookclub!
THE BURNING GIRLS is out in paperback TODAY and I’m absolutely thrilled that it’s been picked for @WHSmith's #RichardandJudyBookclub. LOOK at my big, excited face!! 😃 Grab your copy right here: https://t.co/PVMwjWWuxz (also in supermarkets, online and all lovely bookshops)🔥💕 pic.twitter.com/nsV7Otueih
— C. J. Tudor (@cjtudor) September 16, 2021
We also closed these amazing international deals: