Weekly Highlights (Oct 23rd – 29th)

27 October 2023

Our agents and international team returned from Frankfurt this week with lots of exciting news and updates! Meanwhile, those of us who stayed put in the UK have been squirrelling away at even more exciting things.

Books Published

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The 26th of October saw the digital publication day for Ruth Kelly’s THE ESCAPE, a much anticipated title after Ruth’s THE VILLA earned so many rave reviews when it was published earlier this year! Order your copy of THE ESCAPE here, or if you’d rather wait until its physical publication date of the 7th of December, why not order a copy of THE VILLA in the meantime?

Also on the 26th of October, John Fury’s WHEN FURY TAKES OVER was published! You can buy the unputdownable memoir here.


Anbara Salam’s HAZARDOUS SPIRITS is continuing to receive raving reviews since its publication earlier this month! The book was featured in the Daily Mail and LitHub even shared an exclusive extract, which you can find here (trust us, it’s not one you want to miss this spooky season). If that’s whet your appetite, you can buy HAZARDOUS SPIRITS here.

Meanwhile, John Fury was interviewed earlier this week by The Sun in anticipation of his recently published memoir, WHEN FURY TAKES OVER. Read the interview here and buy the unputdownable memoir here!

Since hitting digital bookshelves, Ruth Kelly’s THE ESCAPE has been receiving lots of love! Described as ‘a pacy page turner’ it was featured as a winter book club pick in Woman & Home magazine, and you can find out what the hype is all about by ordering the ebook or audiobook here.

Three of our authors’ books have been selected as some of Waterstones’ Best Books of 2023, and we couldn’t be prouder! Anastasia Miari’s YIAYIA, John Fury’s WHEN FURY TAKES OVER, and Robert Galbraith’s THE RUNNING GRAVE have all been featured. You can check out the full list here.

THE GREAT BRITISH BAKE OFF: KITCHEN CLASSICS was also featured in Best Magazine’s issue this week, which showcases some of the delicious recipes that can be found in the cookbook. Buy your copy here!

Finally, Robert Galbraith’s THE RUNNING GRAVE got a shout out from the King himself!

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Non-Bookish News

We’re thrilled with the news that Wayne Barnes has been selected as referee for the Rugby World Cup final! Better yet, Wayne’s upcoming memoir, THROWING THE BOOK, is available to pre-order now. Order the book here!

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THE LITTLE BIG THINGS, the musical inspired by the life of the incredible Henry Fraser is continuing to receive more love and praise than we could have ever imagined. We’re especially excited about it receiving such high praise from the likes of Andrew Lloyd Webber, Tom Daley, and Susanna Reid.

We’re also immensely proud of Gabriella Swerling, who has been shortlisted for Press Gazette’s British Journalism Awards. Winners will be announced on the 14th of December, and until then, we’ll have all of our fingers crossed for Gabriella!

New Clients

This week, we welcomed Charlie Harlan to the TBP family! Charlie (she/they) is a Sci-Fi & Fantasy author whose amazing manuscript caught the attention of our fabulous agent, Bea Fitzgerald. We can’t wait to see what brilliant things Charlie and Bea can achieve together! Find out more about Charlie here.