We may have just had a short week, but we still have plenty of news to share with you as the summer comes to an end.
Had such a blast being part of the school’s gala day with @edbookfest and @Pamela_Butchart who asked such brilliant questions about the worst packed lunches (boiled eggs sandwiches are rotten!!) and the best (roast chicken sarnie +crisps= Good) @PiccadillyPress https://t.co/TmsrRjEAKT
— Merry Maisie Chan 🎄(Semi-hiatus)📚 (@MaisieWrites) August 31, 2021
Inga Vesper held a paperback book launch in Glasgow for her atmospheric historical mystery The Long, Long Afternoon (Bonnier / Manilla Press). Together they raised £75 for the Children’s Literacy Charity.
Radhika Sanghani announced she is leading an online yoga session in anticipation of the publication of 30 Things I Love About Myself (Hachette / Headline). Plenty of time to limber up and join her on the 16th of September!
You are cordially invited to our very special yoga session led by @RadhikaSanghani and sponsored by @trip_cbd! Tune into the self-love yoga session live on our Instagram, @HeadlineBooks, on 16th Sept at 8.30am. Beginners welcome – we'll see you there! 🧘♀️ https://t.co/3ONbIsPOe1 pic.twitter.com/utZY2wK3XS
— Headline Books (@headlinepg) August 31, 2021
Sara Nisha Adam’s The Reading List (HarperCollins / HarperFiction) was selected as ‘This Week’s Hot Read’ in Woman magazine, and reviewed as “a poignant and thought-provoking story of a developing friendship”. It also featured in the Library Journal review: “An absolute delight to read, it will be catnip to book groups craving a story to remind them why we read and how very important libraries and book shops are.”
We were delighted to see a lovely review of Reputation by Lex Croucher (Bonnier / Zaffre) on janeausten.co.uk, cementing Lex’s position as Regency rom-com royalty! We cordially invite you to read more here. Reputation was also featured in National Book Tokens’ YA reading guide!
— Zaffre Books (@ZaffreBooks) September 1, 2021
We had a bumper crop of publications this week, congratulations to all of our talented authors on these releases:
Freya Sampson ‘s debut The Last Library has been cooking up a storm in the US (Penguin Random House / Berkley) alongside its stateside and UK (Bonnier / Zaffre) release this week. Freya’s gorgeous novel has featured in Book Riot, Hasty Book List and has made it into GoodReads ‘6 Great Books Hitting Shelves This Week’, Bustle’s ‘9 Must-Read New Books Out This Week’ and PopSugar’s ‘A Running List of the Best Books of 2021, For All Your TBR Needs”; and to top it all she has been chosen as GMA’s Buzz Pick! Congratulations Freya!
The Rose Garden by Tracy Rees (Pan Macmillan) was also out in paperback; a beautiful Victorian novel about secrets and the power of friendship. The Rose Garden got off to a great start when it was picked as Waterstones ‘Welsh Book of the Month’.
Codename Firefly by Christi Daugherty was also published by Moonflower Publishing this week!
Last but not least, the following fabulous international deals were made: