Weekly Highlights (Jan 22nd – 28th)

26 January 2024

It has been another busy week here at TBP with a lot of exciting announcements across the bookish world and beyond! Find out what we and our clients have been up to below…

Cover Reveals

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The third instalment in the Crookhaven series by J.J Arcanjo, THE ISLAND HEIST, had its cover revealed on Thursday – and we adore it! It’s Gabriel’s third year at Crookhaven School for Thieves, and he and his friends have a goal to take down the Nameless. The Nameless are the very worst type of criminals. They steal, trick and kidnap for their own benefit, rather than to do good in the world, but what can a group of school children do compared to the most powerful crew of the underworld? Luckily, there might be something hidden at Crookhaven that could help them. But first they have to find it…

You can pre-order THE ISLAND HEIST here (publishing 20th of June 2024), but if you’ve not had a chance to take a look at this incredible middle-grade series yet, now is a great time to buy the first book here.

Book Announcements

On Thursday, it was announced that world famous DJ and record producer, Smokin Jo, will have her autobiography, YOU DON’T NEED A DICK TO DJ, published in May 2024. The Blair Partnership’s very own Terry Ronald is a collaborator on this book, and so we want to give our huge congrats to both him and Smokin Jo! You can pre-order her autobiography here.


Celine Saintclare’s SUGAR, BABY has received boundless glowing reviews since its UK publication in 2023, and its more recent US publication earlier this month – and the love is still flooding in! Most recently, Elle featured SUGAR, BABY as one of the best books of 2024 so far. Discover what the hype is all about and buy Celine’s debut here.

THE FALL by Louise Jensen hit the Amazon bestseller charts this week! On Wednesday, it reached the 86th position, and better yet, the paperback is currently £3 on Amazon while the ebook is just 99p. Run, don’t walk to buy your copy here!

Ruth Kelly’s THE ESCAPE has been in the Amazon Kindle top 100 for nearly a month, and just like THE FALL, its ebook is currently just 99p! Take advantage of the deal and buy your ebook copy of the twisty thriller here.

Non-Bookish News

On Tuesday, Henry Fraser was interviewed on This Morning to talk all about The Little Big Things, the musical based on his life story. If musicals aren’t your thing, you can read all about Henry’s journey in his memoir of the same title here!

Sticking to the theme of musicals… This week, it was announced that a Becoming Nancy, a musical based on Terry Ronald’s debut novel, will have its UK premiere this autumn! You can find out more (and buy tickets) here.