A Sky Painted Gold picked as Amazon.com’s Best Of 2020

Congratulations to Laura Wood – her YA novel A SKY PAINTED GOLD, published this week in the US by Penguin Random House, has been picked by Amazon.com as one of the best YA titles of the year so far!

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Publication Day: HUNTED by Alex Knight

Happy Publication Day to Alex Knight – HUNTED is out today! You’re woken early by the doorbell. It’s a young girl, the daughter of the love of your life. She’s scared, covered in blood, she says her mother is hurt.

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Sunday Times No. 1 Bestseller: DAUGHTERS OF CORNWALL by Fern Britton

Congratulations to Fern Britton – her new novel DAUGHTERS OF CORNWALL is No. 1 slot on the Sunday Times Hardback Fiction Chart for the second week running!


Sunday Times Bestseller: I SPY by Tom Marcus

Congratulations to Tom Marcus – I SPY: MY LIFE IN MI5 is No. 9 in this week’s Sunday Times Non-Fiction Paperback Chart – its second week in the top ten!


Audible No. 1 Bestseller: I SPY by Tom Marcus

I SPY: MY LIFE IN MI5 is the No. 1 bestselling audiobook on Audible this week – congratulations to Tom Marcus!


Publication Day: DAUGHTERS OF CORNWALL by Fern Britton

Happy publication day to Fern Britton, whose latest novel DAUGHTERS OF CORNWALL, is out today! 1918. The Great War is over, and Clara Carter has boarded a train bound for Cornwall – to meet a family that would once have


Sophie Tanner on reading in lockdown

Sophie Tanner, author of the hilarious READER, I MARRIED ME, has written a wonderful article on how reading has brought escapism during lockdown. It can be found here.

Dishoom shortlisted for Guild of Food Writers Award

Congratulations – again! – to Dishoom: this week, they’ve been shortlisted for a Guild of Food Writers award, in the First Book Category!


Two-book deal for Simon Kernick!

Headline has bought two standalone novels by bestselling thriller writer Simon Kernick. Amanda Preston did the deal with editorial director Toby Jones for UK and Commonwealth rights. The first title in the deal is KILL A STRANGER and is forthcoming

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Publication Day: HOW NOT TO GET OLD by Jane Gordon

Happy publication day to Jane Gordon, whose book HOW NOT TO GET OLD – part self-help, part manifesto – is out now!   When journalist Jane Gordon was hospitalised and left immobile after a nasty car accident, dependent on others

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