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Echo acquires world rights to d’Alpuget’s fiction backlist

Bonnier Publishing Australia’s Echo imprint has acquired world rights to bestselling novelist Blanche D’Alpuget’s backlist.

Echo will publish the last two titles in D’Alpuget’s ‘Birth of the Plantagenets’ series in February and August 2019, following publication of new-look editions of the first two books in the series, The Young Lion and The Lion Rampant, in May and August 2018.

Echo will also publish four of d’Alpuget’s early fiction titles, with ‘new covers that pay tribute to their heritage and status as contemporary Australian classics’.

Echo’s publishing director, Kay Scarlett, called d’Alpuget ‘a national literary treasure’ and said she is ‘delighted to have such an established and respected author on the highly acclaimed Echo fiction list’. ‘We have the focus and determination to re-launch and complete Blanche’s wonderful historical fiction series, while also ensuring her classics such as Turtle Beach are given a new lease of life.’

Rights were sold via Jeanne Ryckmans at the Cameron Creswell Agency.


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