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.

Katherine May’s beautiful memoir The Electricity of Every Living Thing (Melville House) featured in Publishers’ Weekly ‘big indie books of fall 2021’ this week.

Maisie Chan took part in the Ed Book Fest school programme this week, talking about Danny Chung Does Not Do Maths (Bonnier / Piccadilly Press) and the good, the bad and the ugly of packed lunches!

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!

Nikki May was interviewed in The Bookseller here talking about the wonderful Wahala (Penguin Random House / Doubleday) and how she wanted it to be a celebration of both of her cultures together.

The Booklist reviewed Perfect Timing by Owen Nicholls (Headline) and called it “…a witty love story”; we agree that this book is both smart and funny, a modern romance at its absolute best.

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!

Rona Halsall’s gripping psychological thriller The Liar’s Daughter (Bookouture) was number #16 in Amazon Australia’s bestsellers in kindle eBooks.

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!

Every Day in December by Kitty Wilson (One More Chapter) launched in paperback this week; a magical Christmas rom-com that has us all hyped up for the festive season earlier than usual.

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’.

The Winter of Second Chances by Jenny Bayliss (Pan Macmillan) came out in eBook; a sparkly and romantic read that will be perfect to snuggle up with as the cosy season approaches.

Malice in Underland 2: A Trick of Time by Jenni Jennings (Scholastic) was published this week; the second adventure packed instalment in the spooktacular Malice in Underland series!

Codename Firefly by Christi Daugherty was also published by Moonflower Publishing this week!

Last but not least, the following fabulous international deals were made:

Ukrainian rights to The Maid by Nita Prose have been sold to Laboratory Publishers.

Russian rights to Moonlight and the Pearler’s Daughter by Lizzie Pook have been sold to AST.