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Agency Newsletter

Hello,

This month has been a scorcher and we have got some hot new titles to while away the long summer afternoons.

As well as exciting new titles and chart news, literary legend Martina Cole was at the Harrogate Festival speaking to Peter James about her incredible career and success, Tim Weaver’s hugely popular Missing podcast is up for some prestigious awards, and we welcome a new thriller writer to the agency.

Please sure to download the newsletter and share with other Bookheads. And if you read and loved any of the titles featured today, make sure to share your review on Twitter and tag @DA_Agency because we love reading them.

Happy Friday!

Kristina

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Make sure you visit Polly’s blog here for the whole journey and more wonderful stories and picture like these. Polly’s second novel, Where Monsters Lie, is out 7th July 2016.

 

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Arise, Knights of the Borrowed Dark!

On Tuesday night we had the pleasure of attending a very special launch for the highly anticipated Knights of the Borrowed Dark by Dave Rudden.

For those of you who have not yet heard about KOTBD, you are in for a real treat. It tells the story of orphan Denizen Hardwick who discovers that he is part of a secret army that protects the world from an evil shadow realm.

It’s a fantastical, thrilling adventure of light versus the darkness. It’s a timeless yet contemporary classic and the world that Dave Rudden has created firmly imprints on all who read it. Trust me, you will never think of the ticking of a clock the same way again…

The wonderful people at Puffin Books and FMcM put on an unbelievable show recreating Seraphim Row, the safe house of the Order of the Borrowed Dark, in an eerie, candlelit Georgian house. Guests were free to explore the rooms and meet the characters, training with weapons expert Corinne D’Aubigny and even coming face-to-face with a Tenebrous, a monster from the shadows.

Puffin will publish in the UK on 7th April so you have plenty of time to get your pre-orders in, and if you’re lucky enough to live in Ireland, you can go out and get your copy today!

The response so far has been incredible and can all be attributed to the phenomenally talented author. Eoin Colfer, Irish Children’s Laureate, says ‘Dave Rudden is more than a rising star – he is a shooting star.’

Be sure to check out the other outstanding early reviews here and follow Dave and all the KOTBD news @d_ruddenwrites

Here’s Dave with an extremely proud agent, Clare, and some pictures of a real night to remember.

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Dave, the team at Puffin Books and Malleus Vivian of the Order of the Borrowed Dark!

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Stationary headed with the Order of the Borrowed Dark emblem

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Mary getting her book signed by man of the night, Dave Rudden