We're welcoming the first of two new clients to the Agency this week.
Claire Wilson joins David H Headley's list, after winning the inaugural Penguin Michael Joseph Undiscovered Voices prize. In winning the prize, Claire, an Intelligence Analyst based in a Scottish prison, has secured a book-deal with Michael Joseph and representation with David.
Five By Five will be her debut novel.
With her thriving business Cottage Angels, Freya Bolton prepares the Lake District’s holiday homes for Christmas visitors. It’s her job to think of everything, from cinnamon-scented candles to tasteful decorations and hampers of seasonal treats.
If only her love life were such a success… After being burned by past relationships, she’s now determined to steer clear of love for good.
So when she bumps into gorgeous – and single – ex-boyfriend Travis, a no-strings festive fling seems perfect.
But when her feelings for him begin to develop, is she on track for another romantic calamity? Or could this Christmas give her the gift of true love?
Our second new client this week comes in the form of Ed James, the bestselling author of the DI Rob Marshall, DI Fenchurch, Scott Cullen, Craig Hunter and DS Vicky Dodds series, respectively.
Ed, a former IT project manager and now full-time writer, joins David Headley's list.
The BBC has commissioned Virdee, a new detective series based on A. A. Dhand’s best-selling crime novels and starring Sacha Dhawan (Doctor Who, The Great, Wolf).
The new six-part drama for BBC One and BBC iPlayer introduces Detective Harry Virdee (Sacha Dhawan), a Bradford cop disowned by his Sikh family for marrying Saima, who is Muslim. Harry struggles with the abandonment, constantly attempting to reunite with his family. With his personal life in chaos, he must hunt down a killer targeting the Asian community.
A. A. Dhand will be adapting the books for the series.
Finally, a huge congratulations to Suzie Edge! Last week, it was announced that she had signed a three-book deal with Hachette Children's Group, for three non-fiction titles: the text-led titles History Stinks!: Poo Through the Ages and History Stinks!: Wee Through the Ages, illustrated by Luke Newell (to be published in April 2024 and April 2025 respectively) and the colour title A Hole in the Head: A Gruesomely Grisly History of Medical Firsts, illustrated by Sam Caldwell (publishing in September 2025).
Anna Martin, senior commissioning editor, and Leah James, publishing director at Hachette Children’s Group, acquired world English rights from Emily Glenister.