Darley Anderson Literary Tv and Film Agency

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"The Darley Anderson Literary, TV and Film Agency was founded in 1988 by ex-publisher Darley Anderson and is based in London with a regional office in Hay-on-Wye on the English/Welsh borders.

The Agency specialises in handling a broad range of bestselling commercial Fiction and Non-Fiction.

A Market leader in Adult Fiction, our list includes thrillers, mysteries, crime, horror, fantasy, accessible literary, romantic comedy, chick-lit, women in jeopardy, sagas and historical.

Many of the Fiction writers talent spotted and represented by Darley Anderson himself, are amongst the highest paid bestselling authors in the world. Most notably Martina Cole, Lee Child, John Connolly, Lesley Pearse and Tana French.

Other top selling fiction writers represented by Darley are Chris Carter, Jane Costello, Alex Barclay, Carmen Reid, Tara Hyland, Chris Mooney, Annie Murray, Margaret Dickinson, Clare Dowling, Lee Weeks and Adrian Plass.

Martina Cole is the highest selling adult fiction hardback novelist in the UK. She has had 14 No.1 Sunday Times Bestsellers.

Lee Child is the biggest selling Agency author in the U.S. Each of his novels now go to No. 1 on both the New York Times Hardcover and mass market Paperback lists. And Lee Child is only the fifth adult author to sell one million Kindle books.

The oldest writer ever to be taken on at the Agency is Elizabeth Waite at the age of 70, who has now had 17 books published.

And the four most prolific writers at the Agency are: Saga writers Anne Baker, Lynda Page and Gloria Cook and bestselling religious writer Adrian Plass, who has been at the Agency since its inception!

Working with Darley Anderson to further build on the enormous success he has had with top selling crime and thriller writers is Camilla Wray.

Camilla’s fiction writers include three for whom she achieved six figure deals for their debut novels: A.J. Cross, Jason Dean and Helen Grant. Also, talented newcomers Sean Slater and Tim Weaver. And established bestsellers Pat Dunne and Rebecca Shaw.

Darley's No. 2 at the Agency is Madeleine Buston. She is the Women’s & General Fiction Agent and Deputy MD of Children’s Books. Her list of adult fiction writers includes international bestsellers Carolyn Jess-Cooke, now translated into 20 languages, the US bestseller J.J. Salem, and new writers destined for future bestsellerdom: Carrie Duffy, Victoria Fox, Emma Garcia, Ella Kingsley, Martel Maxwell, Cally Taylor and Anna-Lou Weatherly. She has a long term vision and an international plan for each of her authors, negotiating high five and six figure deals both here in the UK and the US, liaising with publishers around the world and working with the Agency’s film agent in LA.

Among the Non-Fiction writers handled by the Agency are: Constance Briscoe (author of the No.1 Bestseller and Sequel Ugly and Beyond Ugly); Alan and Barbara Pease’s Why Men Don’t Listen and Women Can’t Read Maps (with worldwide sales exceeding 10 million copies). Graeme Sims, Paul Hauck, Lucy Summers, Nadia Finer and Emily Nash and Fr Kenneth Leech.

The Darley Anderson Children’s Book Agency Ltd was recently set up as a separate company with Deputy Managing Director Madeleine Buston responsible for developing the list. YA writers represented by Madeleine include C.J. Daugherty, S.B. Hayes and Phil Earle. And children’s writers currently represented by Madeleine are: Dave Lowe, Adam Perrott, Anne Cameron, Lucy Jones and Rob Stevens. MD of the Children’s Book Agency, Darley Anderson, represents bestselling children’s author Cathy Cassidy and Waterstones Children’s Book of the Year winner Michelle Harrison.

Also, Sophie Gordon represents a growing number of talented children’s book illustrators.

US book sales are handled directly by the Darley Anderson Agency. But for sales of books or original scripts to US Film and TV companies the Agency works as it has for the last 18 years, in association with top Talent Agent Steve Fisher of the APA Agency in Los Angeles.

In foreign language book sales, the Darley Anderson Agency has great success in placing books with international publishers around the world.

Over the past twenty three years the Agency has built up an extensive worldwide network of foreign contacts, working with leading subagents and directly with foreign publishers.

Clare Wallace, ably assisted by Mary Darby, oversees all aspects of the foreign rights department; holding regular auctions, negotiating major deals and meeting over two hundred and fifty foreign editors at every major international book fair.

The focus at the Agency is on making our writers international bestsellers.

Four of our authors have been sold in 30 or more languages and ten of our authors have been sold in up to 25 languages. Every territory is just as important as another, from Germany to Brazil to Taiwan and Indonesia, we sell translation rights to over 55 countries. We aim to translate our titles into as many languages as possible, creating internationally bestselling authors.

Our Agency motto is : ‘Our writers mean business’. "

Milly Johnson - The Birds and the Bees

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2011
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Romance writer and single mum Stevie Honeywell has only weeks to go to her wedding when her fiance Matthew runs off with her glamorous new friend Jo MacLean. It feels like history repeating itself for Stevie, but this time she is determined to win back her man. She isn't going to act as he might expect. She isn't going to wail and dig her heels in, she is simply going to pretend to let him go whilst she pursues a mad course of dieting, exercising and self-improvement.

John Connolly - The Book of Lost Things

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2007
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'Once upon a time, there was a boy who lost his mother . . .' As twelve-year-old David takes refuge from his grief in the myths and fairytales so beloved of his dead mother, he finds the real world and the fantasy world begin to blend. That is when bad things start to happen. That is when the Crooked Man comes. And David is violently propelled into a land populated by heroes, wolves and monsters, his quest to find the legendary Book of Lost Things.

 

Carole Matthews - The Chocolate Lovers' Club

Year of Publication: 
2007
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Lucy Lombard can't resist it - rich, creamy, sweet, delicious chocolate. For her there's nothing it won't cure and she's not alone.  Sharing her passion are three other addicts: Autumn, Nadia and Chantal.  Together they form The Chocolate Lovers' Club.  They meet in their sanctuary, Chocolate Heaven, as often as they can, and with a cheating boyfriend who promises he'll change, a flirtatious boss, a gambling husband and a loveless marriage, there's always plenty to discuss...

Carole Matthews - The Chocolate Lovers' Diet

Year of Publication: 
2008
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Lucy Lombard thought her ‘Happily Ever After’ was all sorted when her gorgeous boss finally declared his love for her, but when she catches him in bed with another woman it’s time to call an emergency meeting of The Chocolate Lovers’ Club. Inevitably, she’s not the only member with problems – Autumn, Nadia and Chantal all find themselves with dilemmas to face - the question is how much chocolate will it take to make it better...

 

Carolyn Jess-Cooke - The Guardian Angel's Journal

Year of Publication: 
2011
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When Margot Delacroix dies at forty-two years old, she is sent back to earth as a guardian angel - to herself. Renamed Ruth, she is forced by divine mandate to re-experience and record her biggest mistakes and fiercest regrets from the beginning of her life to her untimely death. Forced from the moment of her birth to witness the cogs of fate and the stuttering engine of free will, Ruth sets out to change the course of her life, and, ultimately, to prevent her premature death.

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Cathy Cassidy - Angel Cake

Year of Publication: 
2009
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Anya used to dream of moving to Britain to start a brand-new life. But as she sits in a school where nobody understands her, she dreams of Polish summer skies and the place where she once belonged.Then Anya meets bad boy Dan. He's no angel, but she's sure there's a sweeter side to him. And when things begin to fall apart, Anya realizes she's not alone  how can Dan be such bad news when being with him feels like heaven?

Cathy Cassidy - Shine On, Daizy Star

Year of Publication: 
2009
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Meet the one and only Daizy Star!She's quirky and cool and loving life in Year Six with her best friends Willow and Beth. But when Dad hatches a mad plan that will turn life upside-down, Daizy is too horrified to tell anyone at all . . . and pretty soon she finds herself tangled up in a knot of secrets and lies. Will Daizy realize that even when she's sinking, her friends and family are there to help her swim?

Tim Weaver - Chasing the Dead

Year of Publication: 
2010
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One year ago, Alex Towne's body was found.One month ago, his mother saw him on the street.One week ago, David Raker agreed to look for him.Now he wishes he hadn’t.

Chris Carter - The Crucifix Killer

Year of Publication: 
2009
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About the author : Born in Brazil of Italian origin, Chris Carter studied psychology and criminal behaviour at the University of Michigan. As a member of the Michigan State District Attorney's Criminal Psychology team, he interviewed and studied many criminals, including serial and multiple homicide offenders with life imprisonment convictions. Having departed for Los Angeles in the early 1990s, Chris spent ten years as a guitarist for numerous bands before leaving the music business to write full-time. He now lives in London.

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Chris Mooney - The Dead Room

Year of Publication: 
2009
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A mother and her son have been executed in their home and fingerprint matches show their attacker died twenty years ago.But how can dead serial killers return to haunt the present? The answers lie in the darkest shadows of The Dead Room.When CSI Darby McCormick is called to the crime scene, it’s one of the most gruesome she’s ever seen. But the forensic evidence is even more disturbing: someone watched the murder unfold from woodland behind the house – and the killer died in a shoot-out two decades earlier.The deeper Darby digs, the more horrors come to light.

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