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WeAreTheCity, the professional women’s networking website are serialising Marcello: Love in the City by Marcello. A perfect lighthearted romantic beach read or for your working commute to set you up for the day, you can see the first piece here: https://www.wearethecity.com/marcello-love-city-1-wanted-king-dating-bloggers For more posts by this author and to buy the book, see here: https://www.wearethecity.com/marcello-love-city

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Kate Bradley has signed UK Commonwealth rights, excluding Canada, for two books by debut adult fiction author Cathy Hopkins from Christopher Little at the Christopher Little Literary Agency LLP in association with Curtis Brown. THE KICKING THE BUCKET LIST, tells the story of three estranged sisters thrown together by the terms of their mother’s will. HarperCollins will publish in Spring 2017.

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CITV have announced that Michael Rosen, former children’s laureate and writer of ‘We’re Going on a Bear Hunt’, and Cathy Hopkins, author of books for teens including the ‘Mates, Dates’ and ‘Million Dollar Mates’ series of books will join Peter Andre on the judging panel for this year’s Share a Story. Share a Story not only gives kids from 5 to 12 years old the chance to have their story turned into a short animation and get it shown on the CITV channel – the lucky winners will also join Peter for a day at CITV in MediaCityUK, directing the animators and doing their very own voiceover. Friday 1st May 2015 at 6pm is the deadline for entries – for more information see here: http://www.itv.com/citv/share-a-story Cathy says: “Having seen the impressive results from previous years, the standard of work submitted by entrants and what a fantastic opportunity the winners get to see their story made into film, I am delighted to be part of the process this year. It’s going …

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Oskar Jensen’s Danish heritage inspired him to write this Nordic fantasy set in the Danish court of Jelling.  Astrid, a Viking princess, and Leif, a brave poet must unravel the mysteries of their ancient land in order to protect it from a dangerous force.  Rich in historical detail, THE YELLING STONES echoes Rosemary Sutcliffe’s classic storytelling and Rick Riordan’s sense of adventure. Oskar has spent the past seven years at Oxford, reading three successive degrees in History, and is now a post-doctoral researcher in the Music Department of King’s College London. Emma Matthewson of Hot Key Books said: “Witches, wolves, trolls, gods, spirits – Oskar Jensen has created a richly visual, rip-roaringly paced and thrilling tale set in Denmark, that brings to life the Vikings and Norse myth just as Rosemary Sutcliffe brought Roman Britain alive for her readers. With Oskar’s writing you can smell the smoke from the the hall fires and see the glint of gold in the firelight. A thrilling, spellbinding read.” Oskar Jensen says: “I wrote The …

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Author of the seven-book series ‘The Mysteries of the Greek Detective’, Anne Zouroudi, features in ITV1 documentary ‘I Married the Waiter: Love in the Sun’. Due to air on ITV1 at 9pm on Tuesday 23rd September, I Married The Waiter: Love In The Sun tells the stories of British women of all ages and backgrounds, who went on a holiday in the sun, only to fall in love with a foreign man. Anne Zouroudi’s personal real-life ‘Shirley Valentine’ story features.

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