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    Notes From The Cotswolds – It’s Been A Funny Old Year
    by Penny Parkes
    2019/09/17  |  Features  |  

    A year ago this week, I broke my head… Only days earlier, I remember wishing for a break, a few days to gather my thoughts after a long and busy summer. I guess the Universe had a different notion of a mini-break to mine, as I can promise you that …

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    by SJV
    2019/09/05  |  Features  |  

    Simon & Schuster UK has acquired UK & Commonwealth rights to two new books from Fabulous assistant editor Claire Frost in a deal with Tanera Simons at Darley Anderson Literary Agency. Married at First Swipe, a commercial women’s fiction novel that navigates the highs and lows of online dating – …

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    The High Moments
    by Sara-Ella Ozbeck
    2019/09/03  |  Features  |  

    Simon & Schuster UK will publish the debut novel of former fashion insider Sara-Ella Ozbek, pitched as “a filthier, more candid The Devil Wears Prada” and aimed at fans of “Fleabag”. The publisher acquired world rights to The High Moments, which is aimed at fans of Emma Jane Unsworth, Caroline O’Donoghue and shows like “Girls”. Commissioning …

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    Living My Best Life – (Going behind the filters and revealing what it’s really like to have a book published: Part 5)
    by Claire Frost
    2019/09/02  |  Features  |  

    Part 5 – It’s actually happening!!  Five years, hundreds of thousands of words and all the tears – both sad and happy – later, the day is almost upon us: yes, this week, my debut novel is finally hitting the shelves! The reviews are coming in, the blog tour starts …

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    Designing The Glittering Hour
    by Sian Wilson
    2019/08/16  |  Features  |  

    The Glittering Hour is one of those books that was a total gift to design. There are so many rich starting points: the opulent locations, the atmospheric period setting or the playful idea of the treasure hunt – it’s a designers’ dream to work on such a book and I …

    The Love Child
    by Rachel Hore
    2019/08/15  |  Features  |  

    Introducing the UNMISSABLE brand new novel from Rachel Hore, Sunday Times bestselling author of LAST LETTER HOME, a 2018 Richard and Judy Book club pick, THE LOVE CHILD. ‘A gorgeous and deeply absorbing story’ TRACY REES A young mother’s sacrifice. A child’s desperate search for the truth . . . London, 1917 …

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    Returning to the Star and Sixpence
    by Holly Hepburn
    2019/08/08  |  Features  |  

    There’s nothing quite like meeting up with old friends. You know the ones I mean – it might have been years since you hung out together but somehow it feels like just last week. They know who you snogged that time when the club was kicking out and it seemed …

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    Last Orders At The Star and Sixpence
    by Holly Hepburn
    2019/08/06  |  Features  |  

        Welcome to the fab Blog Tour for the brand new paperback from Holly Hepburn, #LastOrdersAtTheStarAndSixpence! Ice-cold drinks, summer sun and colourful characters – welcome to the perfect village pub!   Nestled in the quiet countryside sits the cosy village of Little Monkham, home of The Star and Sixpence, …

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    A DAY IN THE LIFE OF…. Alice Rogers
    by SJV
    2019/07/30  |  Features  |  

    Next up in our series of A Day in the Life of feature is @TeamBATC member, Project Editor Alice Rogers! What does a project editor do? I do most things that other editors do, except for acquiring books. (Although I do still get to read the submissions and report back, which …

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    Living My Best Life – (Going behind the filters and revealing what it’s really like to have a book published: Part 4)
    by Claire Frost
    2019/07/24  |  Features  |  

    Part 4 – Becoming a digital diva A couple of years ago, my fiancé and I were packing for our summer holiday at a gorgeous little house in France, complete with pool and a ready supply of wine and cheese (damn, I am drooling at the very thought of a …