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Weidenfeld & Nicolson to publish The Life and Death of Sophie Stark by Anna North

Fiction

- March 17th, 2015

Sophie Buchan, Commissioning Editor at Weidenfeld & Nicolson Fiction has bought UK & Commonwealth rights from Caspian Dennis at Abner Stein on behalf of Julie Barer of Barer Literary for The Life and Death of Sophie Stark by Anna North to be published as a digital exclusive on 19 May and in paperback in early 2016. The Life and Death of Sophie Stark is the story of an enigmatic film director, told by the six people who loved her most. Brilliant, infuriating, all-seeing and unknowable, Sophie Stark makes films said to be ‘more like life…

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On Shame by Melanie Finn

Extracts, Fiction

- March 12th, 2015

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Today we publish Shame by Melanie Finn. Here Commissioning Editor, Sophie Buchan introduces this stunning novel, before handing over to Melanie Finn who reveals one of the inspirations behind it…

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Lisa Hilton interviews Lady Antonia Fraser for International Women’s Day

Antonia Fraser, Non Fiction

- March 8th, 2015

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Lady Antonia Fraser has written extensively on the powerful women of our history. Here, Lisa Hilton interview her about the importance of these women for International Women’s Day.

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What does International Women’s Day mean to Emer O’Toole?

Author post, Non Fiction

- March 4th, 2015

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We invite Emer O’Toole, author of Girls Will be Girls: Dressing Up, Playing Parts and Daring to Act Differently, to share some thought about what International Women’s Day means to her in 2015. You can catch up with all our #WonderWomen authors here, and start reading Emer’s revolutionary book here.

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‘Why I Wrote Rawblood’ by Catriona Ward

Extracts, Fiction

- March 4th, 2015

Rawblood

I have felt compelled by this story, landscape and these characters for many years. In 1910, Iris Villarca lives at Rawblood, a lonely house in the heart of Dartmoor. The Villarca family are all haunted by her. She comes in the night, white and skeletal, and takes their lives…

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