17th April 2020

Bonnier Books UK acquires new commercial women’s fiction series

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Bonnier Books UK acquires new commercial women’s fiction series

Zaffre, the flagship fiction imprint of Bonnier Books UK, is thrilled to announce the acquisition of a new commercial women’s fiction series by author Cathy Lake.

Senior editor, Claire Johnson-Creek, acquired world English language rights including audio for two novels in the ‘Little Village Series’ from Amanda Preston at LBA Books.

‘I am delighted to be working with the wonderful team at Bonnier Books UK. Claire’s enthusiasm for the ‘Little Village Series’ matches my own and I’m extremely excited about working with her and bringing Cathy Lake novels to readers everywhere.’

Cathy Lake

The series will be set around a quintessential English country village. In October 2020, Zaffre will publish the first book in the series, The Little Village Christmas Show. They will follow with a second in the series, The Little Village Summer Fete, in May 2021.

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

‘Rachel writes with such brilliant warmth and heart and her female characters are incredibly relatable. I know people will love this new series.’

Claire Johnson-Creek, Senior Editor

Cathy Lake said: ‘I am delighted to be working with the wonderful team at Bonnier Books UK. Claire’s enthusiasm for the ‘Little Village Series’ matches my own and I’m extremely excited about working with her and bringing Cathy Lake novels to readers everywhere.’

Claire Johnson-Creek, senior editor at Bonnier Books UK, said: ‘I am incredibly excited to be publishing this uplifting new series, beginning with a wonderfully cosy festive offering. Rachel writes with such brilliant warmth and heart and her female characters are incredibly relatable. I know people will love this new series.’

Amanda Preston at LBA added: ‘This is such a gorgeous series and I’m thrilled by Claire and Zaffre’s enthusiasm and ambition for the books and for the Cathy Lake brand.’