We love beautiful covers, and this week we’ve revealed five. This and much more gives us plenty of reasons to celebrate.

The first dreamy cover is for Brianna Bourne‘s You & Me at the End of the World (Scholastic). Her sweeping YA dystopian fiction follows two teenagers and their fight for survival as the last two people on Earth. The book’s US release will be on 20th July 2021.

Next up, we have The Block (Chicken House), the second instalment in Ben Oliver‘s adrenaline-filled YA sci-fi series, The Loop, which will be published in the UK on 4th May 2021.


The cover for Darren O’Sullivan‘s intense psychological thriller, The Players (Hachette / HQ), is now live. It will be released on 21st January 2021.

We were pleased to finally share the lovely new paperback cover for Abbie Greaves‘  The Silent Treatment , published in the UK by Penguin Random House / Century and in the US by HarperCollins/ William Morrow,  which will hit UK shelves on 15th October 2020, and will be released in the US on 2nd March 2021.

Finally, the paperback jacket for Beth Morrey‘s winning debut, Saving Missy, published in the UK by HarperCollins / HarperFiction and in the US by Penguin Random House / Putnam, has also been revealed. We can’t wait for its release on 4th March 2021.

An exciting teaser trailer has been shared this week of Deborah O’Connor‘s upcoming thriller, The Captive (Bonnier Zaffre). The title will be released on 1st January 2021.

It’s our pleasure to announce that Fiona Valpy‘s arresting wartime novel, The Dressmaker’s Gift (Amazon Publishing / Lake Union), has sold over 500,000 copies in its first year.

Annabel Friedlein was longlisted for the Historical Writers’ Association/ Dorothy Dunnett Society Competition. Her short story, Mavourneen, is narrated by painter Jimmy Tissot’s Irish muse Kathleen Newton, who died young of consumption. See the full longlist here.

Lorelei Savaryn‘s Circus of Stolen Dreams received a glowing review on Shelf Awareness. You can read the entire post here.

C.L. Taylor wrote an insightful blog post for The Bookseller this week about her unique experience of releasing a best seller, Strangers (HarperCollins / Avon),  during the height of lockdown. You can read the full piece here.

Clare Pooley also penned a guest post in The Novelry about finding her voice as an author prior to writing her hugely successful debut, The Authenticity Project (Penguin Random House / Transworld). Read her musings here.

Danielle Jawando has been included in the Times Literary Supplement‘s round up, ‘On Black and Asian British authors who deserve to be much better known’, for her breathtaking YA debut, And the Stars Were Burning Brightly (Simon & Schuster) amongst many other outstanding writers. Take a look at the full article here.

It has been a memorable week for Phil Hickes (Usborne), with the release of his bewitching middle-grade debut, The Haunting of Aveline Jones. You can find more on the book here, and be sure to read Phil’s author interview here.

We also had a small (socially distanced) team celebration this week – it was our lovely International Rights Assistant, Sophie Pélissier’s birthday!

The team has also continued to make excellent international rights deals, and we are pleased to announce the following:

Italian rights to Caroline Mitchell‘s Truth and Lies have gone to Newton Compton.

Hungarian rights to Ella Carey‘s The Jewel of New York have gone to Central Books.

Russian rights to Soon Wiley‘s The Lost and the Living have gone to AST