issue #29 – 16th May 2022

In the past couple of weeks at David Higham Associates, we have:


Publication of Guinevere Glasfurd’s historical novel set in mid-18th century France, Privilege. Out this week from Two Roads.

Paperback publication of Jonathan Dimbleby’s Barbarossa: How Hitler Won the War. Out from Penguin Books this week.

Publication of Miranda Seymour’s ‘fresh’ and ‘compelling biography’ of British novelist, Jean Rhys. Published by William Collins on the 12th May, I Used to Live Here Once is now available in hardback in the UK.

Publication of The Perfect Golden Circle by Benjamin Myers, Bloomsbury, 12th May: England 1989, strange things are afoot in the fields, massive, psychedelic-looking patterns appear overnight, carefully trodden into the wheat.

‘The pleasures of this bountiful novel are like a glass of cool water on a parched summer day’. –  The Times

Tim Key is reading the audiobook, if you’d like to hear a short extract please do follow the link here.

Publication of The Murderer by Roy Heath as a Penguin Modern Classic.

‘A masterpiece … complex and fascinating and memorable’ –  Colm Tóibín

‘A beautiful writer and an unforgettable book’ – Salman Rushdie

Publication of a special Jubilee celebration book, written by Michael Morpurgo and illustrated by Michael Foreman. Beginning with the queen as a little girl, planting an oak tree with her father, There Once is a Queen follows her incredible story in a way that will bring this historic reign vividly to life for readers, big and small, around the globe. 

And publication of Sunday Times bestselling author Peter Oborne’s The Fate of Abraham (Simon & Schuster), a landmark indictment of the West’s dealings with Islam over two centuries.

We also celebrated…

The announcement of Cressida Cowell’s new children’s series Which Way To Anywhere with Hachette Children’s. An out-of-this-world adventure series, it’s about thoroughly modern magic, unlikely heroes, the meaning of family and how those who seem like they’re worlds apart might just be more similar than they think.

Made deals for

Ayesha Manazir Siddiqi with Gillian Flynn Books/ Zando Projects in the US for her novel The Centre.


Insomnia by Sarah Pinborough in Bulgarian – Ciela. In total it has now sold in 7 languages: Arabic – Aser Al-Kotob; Estonian – Ajakirjad; French – Préludes; Hungarian- 21. Szazad; Italian – Piemme; Polish – Foksal.

The Glass House by Eve Chase in Croatian – Znanje. It is also under offer in Lithuanian and Estonian. It has now been sold in 12 languages: Czech – Dobrovsky; Danish – Lindardt og Ringhof; French – Editions Robert Laffont; German – Blanvalet; Hungarian – Alexandra; Italian- Sperling & Kupfer; Norwegian – Gyldendal; Polish – Kobiece; Romanian – Grup Media Litera; Russian – Clever Books and Turkish – Altin Kitaplar.


This interview on BBC Radio 4 by Dame Penelope Lively, in which she discusses her creative influences and experiences.

The Hungarian cover for Blind Spot by Paula Hawkins. Blind Spot will be published by 21. Szazad Kiadó this August.

The Bulgarian cover for A Slow Fire Burning by Paula Hawkins. Enthusiast will publish A Slow Fire Burning this month.

The Czech cover for The Noble Path by Peter May. Host will publish The Noble Path in October.

And the Romanian cover for Imperfect Women by Araminta Hall. Editura TREI will publish Imperfect Women this month.

We hope you enjoyed our latest news round-up. Happy reading, keep watching,


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