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Publishing director Kirsty Dunseath bought UK and Commonwealth rights to two books by Shelley Harris from Jo Unwin at Conville & Walsh for an undisclosed sum. Weidenfeld & Nicolson plan to publish the first book, Jubilee, in 2012 to coincide with the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee.
Dunseath said: “Shelley is a real find. The voice in the novel is delightful, instantly engaging and full of warmth. Jubilee appeals to a certain nostalgia for the days when Abba vied with punk, when Jammie Dodgers were the biscuit of choice, and mothers across the country were busy icing buns red, white and blue… we will of course be asking booksellers to dig out their own memories and photographs.”
Set on the day of the Queen’s Silver Jubilee in 1977, the book looks at “race, identity, community and childhood”, focusing around a picture of a street party with a small Asian boy staring intensely at the camera.
Article by Catherine Neilan from The Bookseller
I sent my first draft to The Literary Consultancy for a critique and was really impressed with the insightful report . . . read more
Shelley Harris, Jubilee, Weidenfeld & Nicolson (Orion)
The spring 2008, Staple magazine secured funding for two further years and began their next series with Staple 69/70: The Publishing Issue, a 285pp anthology guest-edited by Rebecca Swift of the UK’s leading manuscript appraisal and writers’ mentoring programme, The Literary Consultancy. The next issues continue as single themed issues, with Staple 71: The Art Issue and Staple 72: The Music Issue both available, and more to come.
The Publishing Issue, guest edited by Rebecca Swift of The Literary Consultancy, lifts the curtain on the writing industry, from unpublished first draft to final place in posterity. Agents, editors and best-selling authors join forces with fresh talents to dig behind the writing courses and How To Get Published guides and reflect on why we write, and what impact writing can make on the wider world.