This brilliant novel is published in paperback in August.
Ben Oliver’s twisty dystopian thriller, The Loop (Chicken House), was included in Buzzfeed‘s round up of “15 Books We’re Loving This Spring“. They said: “Oliver creates a fast-paced thrill ride of a novel.”
It was also included in Woman and Home: “As addictive as they come, this funny, feminist novel (though the premise sounds far from it) is a summer-must. A book for anyone who has ever felt like they aren’t quite living up to their family, and society’s expectations of them – and for those after a witty, life-affirming page-turner. A breath of fresh air.”
THREE Agency books in a list of 16 have been picked by Waterstones as the debuts of lockdown: Clare Pooley’s The Authenticity Project (Penguin Random House / Transworld), Jane Healey’s The Animals at Lockwood Manor (Macmillan / Mantle) and Stephanie Wrobel’s The Recovery of Rose Gold (Penguin Random House / Michael Joseph).
It was announced this week that The Authenticity Project has sold an incredible 10,000 copies across all formats.
Rosanna Ley gave a beautiful quote for Caroline Bishop’s The Other Daughter (Simon & Schuster): “Fascinating and fast-paced, The Other Daughter had me hooked from the start. A timely reminder of how hard it is to succeed in a man’s world”
Rona Halsall’s One Mistake, which was published earlier this month by Bookouture, has hit the 10,000 copies sold milestone in just three weeks. Overall, Rona has sold an incredible 150,000 copies of her novels.
Manjeet Mann’s Run, Rebel (Penguin Random House Children’s) was included in The TLS this week. They said: “This is a book that still holds out the warm prospect of hope, change and freedom in the future.”
On the international rights front…
There’s just three days left to apply for the MM Agency Mentorship scheme. Get more info here – entries close on the 1st June!
And finally, our brilliant Literary Agent, Hayley Steed, took part in The Bookseller‘s “Lockdown Diaries”, where she gave a fantastic account of being an Agent in lockdown. Check it out here.