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Bonnier Books UK secures two more books in Cathy Lake series

Zaffre, the flagship fiction imprint of Bonnier Books UK, is thrilled to announce the acquisition of two more books in Cathy Lake’s Country Village series, which began with The Country Village Christmas Show and The Country Village Summer Fete.

Senior editor, Claire Johnson-Creek, acquired world English language rights including audio for two novels from Amanda Preston at LBA Books.

The series, which is set around a quintessential English country village, will continue with The Country Village Winter Wedding, to publish in ebook on the 23rd September 2021 and in paperback on the 28th October 2021. This will be followed by The Country Village Allotment in June 2022.

Cathy Lake is a pseudonym for Rachel Griffiths, who has written under her own name and as Darcie Boleyn.

Cathy Lake said: “It was such a delight to return to the cosy village of Little Bramble and to give more of the characters the opportunity to have their stories told. Claire Johnson-Creek is such an insightful and enthusiastic editor and I love working with her and the team at Bonnier Books UK. I’ve been delighted by the response to The Country Village series and can’t wait for readers to attend the winter wedding this year then to enjoy meeting even more characters at the village allotment in 2022.

Claire Johnson-Creek, senior editor at Bonnier Books UK, said: “I am delighted to have acquired two more books in The Country Village series. Rachel writes with such warmth, heart and charm, whilst also tackling some big issues, providing readers with a gorgeous insight into village life. These books are an absolute joy!”

Amanda Preston at LBA added: “This is such a gorgeous series by the wonderful Cathy Lake and I’m thrilled by Bonnier’s enthusiasm and ambition for it.”