Thursday, June 25, 2009

Publishing Deal - Maryrose Wood (The Poison Diaries)

From today's Bookseller:

HarperCollins has signed a trilogy of children's books, The Poison Diaries, inspired by the real-life Poison Garden in the grounds of Alnwick Castle in the north east, which also doubles as Hogwarts in the "Harry Potter" films.

The novels are written by Maryrose Wood, based on a concept by the Duchess of Northumberland, who is mistress of Alnwick Castle.

The first book is scheduled for global publication in summer 2010.

"This trilogy stands apart from other supernatural teen novels because of its original premise, as well as the very real and rich world of The Poison Garden that inspired it."

"The novels explore the tension between the plants' power to cure or kill within the context of a love story. It's a fascinating paradox that will be incredibly appealing to teens."


  1. Intgeresting...I wonder if they knew about The Poison Garden by Sarah Singleton

  2. I've added The Poison Garden to my reserve list, thanks for the tip. The Poison Diaries looks interesting, perhaps they will have a modern setting? I went to Alnwick a couple of year ago but it was pouring down so never got to the gardens.

  3. I love the cover of Sarah Singleton's book - haven't read it yet. It's had good reviews.