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Early artist's impression of the collar / coronet by my dear, talented friend, Jessica Guthrie

Early artist’s impression of one of the characters in Precious Things by my dear, talented friend, Jessica Guthrie

Exciting news, which I can finally share with you lovelies! This was published in today’s Bookseller & Publisher:

Two-Book Deal for Kelly Doust

HarperCollins is thrilled to announce that we have acquired Kelly Doust’s debut novel in a two-book deal for ANZ rights via Gregory and Company, UK.

Precious Things, to be published in May 2016, is a sweeping, absorbing and lush work of commercial fiction, telling the story of a beautiful embroidered collar and its journey through time in the hands of the women who created it, loved it, wore it and lost it—and the modern-day woman who can’t help but be intrigued by its mysterious past.

HarperCollins Publisher Catherine Milne says: ‘Kelly is well-known to booksellers as the author of the Crafty Minx books, and it’s wonderful to see this talented writer move into fiction—which as it turns out is her natural home.’

Kelly says: ‘I am delighted to be publishing my fiction with HarperCollins and thrilled to be working with Catherine Milne and the rest of the HCP team.’

I’m editing at the moment – more to follow soon x