How it all began
SAGA LIST LAUNCH UNDERWAY AT CORVUS
One title already out and three more in the pipeline
Corvus has dipped its toe in the saga market with the publication of Nicola Pryce’s debut novel PENGELLY’S DAUGHTER last month, selling 4,000 copies so far. Three further titles are planned for next year, one by established saga author Jean Fullerton, who has moved from Orion.
Sara O’Keeffe, Corvus Editorial Director, said: “Pengelly’s Daughter really captured the attention of the trade, securing strong supermarket orders across the board. It represents the start of an exciting new direction for Corvus, with three brilliant sagas lined up for 2017.”
Teresa Chris, Nicola Pryce’s agent, said: “I am a bit of a saga queen, with Dilly Court and Ellie Dean in my stable, and I was absolutely thrilled when Sara O’Keeffe said she had fallen in love with a Cornish saga set in the late eighteenth century that I had taken on. I have always respected Sara’s publishing ability and knew that in her hands Pengelly’s Daughter would be published in the best way possible as the first saga for Corvus. Sara’s judgement has proved right and with the perfect package the supermarkets are showing their support for her judgement.”
The second title is THE CAPTAIN’S GIRL by Nicola Pryce, set for July 2017, and is the second instalment in Nicola Pryce’s saga, acquired by Sara O’Keeffe as part of a world rights two-book deal from Teresa Chris at The Teresa Chris Literary Agency.
BookBrunch, 3rd August 2016
Sail with me to Cornwall
Why I write Historical Fiction
Portraying a character with opium addiction
Émigré Spies and the Alien Act of 1793
Guilty or not?
My Five Desert Island Books Historia Magazine
Book Trail: A map and photos of places featured in Pengelly’s Daughter
Book Trail: A map and photos of places featured in The Captain’s Girl
Book Trail: A map and places featured in The Cornish Dressmaker
Staying in with Gwen from The Cornish Dressmaker
Fabulously Festive. How I spend my Christmas
Taunton local author: my passion for books
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