Dishoom cookbook announced

We are delighted to announce the acquisition by Bloomsbury Publishing of Dishoom: From Bombay with Love. The book will be published on the 5th September 2019 – a nostalgic love letter to Bombay food, history and culture, and the Irani cafés


Three LBA nominations for Books Are My Bag Readers Awards

We have a trio of nominations to celebrate on this year’s shortlist for the Books Are My Bag Readers’ Awards: Laura Wood’s A SKY PAINTED GOLD, illustrated by Yehrin Tong, is up for two awards – the YA prize, and


Winner of Daily Mail First Novel Competition announced!

Congratulations to Georgia Fancett, whose spine-tingling first novel The Fifth Girl has won this year’s £20,000 Daily Mail First Novel Competition prize, in association with LBA Books and Penguin Random House. Fancett’s brilliant debut will be published by Penguin Random House, who judged

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Amazing first reviews for A Darkness Of Dragons

Brilliant reviews have started to roll in for S.A. Patrick’s magical middle grade novel A Darkness of Dragons. Storgy Kids called it “sheer brilliance in children’s fiction”, “masterfully executed” and “a gem of a book”. While the Lancashire Post has praised Patrick’s novel as ”a

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Alex Caan’s Top 10 Novelists

The ever brilliant Alex Caan has been featured in Eastern Eye, discussing the Top 10 authors who inspired him. Enjoy the full article below!  

Bookseller features Lucy Strange

A fantastic interview between Fiona Noble of The Bookseller and LBA’s own Lucy Strange has been published in today’s Bookseller. In the interview, Lucy, whose first book The Secret of Nightingale Wood was named Waterstones’ Childrens Book of the Month in 2016, discusses her upcoming

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Excellent review of Trust No One

Trust No One by Anthony Mosawi has been named one of the “best recent thrillers” by the Guardian, who also gave it a brilliant review in a recent round-up. Click here to read the full article.

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The Greek Escape takes Number 9!

Congratulations to Karen Swan, whose new novel The Greek Escape will take the Number 9 spot in this weekend’s Sunday Times Paperback Fiction bestseller list. Fantastic news, Karen!

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Kernick shortlisted for CWA Dagger In The Library award

Congratulations to Simon Kernick, who has been shortlisted for the Crime Writers’ Association’s Dagger In The Library award. The winners of the CWA Daggers will be announced on 25th October. Best of luck to Simon! For the full shortlist click

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The Everywhere Bear opens at Polka Theatre

A captivating production of The Everywhere Bear by Julia Donaldson and Rebecca Cobb has just opened at Polka Theatre in Wimbledon – and on Saturday Rebecca got to meet some of the cast (both human and puppet)! The show will

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