Mardle Books has signed Eighteen Seconds, a memoir from Louise Beech about her mother.
Publisher Jo Sollis acquired world all-language rights, excluding audio, from Emily Glenister at D H H Literary Agency. The memoir will be published on 27th April 2023 in paperback and e-book.
Sollis commented: “Louise’s talent for writing fiction makes her deeply personal memoir one of the most vivid and engaging life stories I have ever read. Her insight, compassion and humour make it easy for you to read something that should be very difficult. We are honoured to be bringing this book to print.”
Beech added: "When I began writing Eighteen Seconds, I wasn’t even sure I’d share it with anyone. It was so personal and honest and raw. Then I realised that my words might be a comfort or validation to anyone else going through the same difficulties. Now I’m just delighted that Mardle will be sharing my story with the world, and that I’ll be sharing a platform with the dynamic and unique non-fiction they publish. They have such passion and vision for the memoir, and I’m excited to see it become a reality.”
"Simply put, Eighteen Seconds is special," Glenister said. "So personal and so raw, it is an absolute privilege to represent it."