Monday, June 14, 2010

Publishing Deal - Lindsey Barraclough

This one passed me by last week. I'm particularly interested as it's set in East Anglia (where I'm from). From BookTrade:

RHCB is delighted to announce that Annie Eaton, Fiction Publisher at RHCB, has acquired a standalone novel from debut author Lindsey Barraclough; LONG LANKIN. The deal which is for World rights and includes translation, film and TV, was done direct by the author.

LONG LANKIN is a haunting story for young adults about two sisters sent to live with their eccentric aunt in 1950s rural East Anglia. The older child discovers that the village is hiding dreadful secrets, and that a centuries old mystery involving witchcraft, child snatching and murder threatens her younger sister's life when a terrifying presence is awakened in the churchyard.

LONG LANKIN will be published in hardback in spring 2011.


  1. I think this is definitely going to be one to look out for. Very much looking forward to reading it, and the fact that it's set in East Anglia is a bonus for me too!

  2. I was given the last 50 pages to read back in January! Hard to give a good comment based on that. But I could tell you how it ends...