We are thrilled to announce Associate Publisher Natasha Harding has acquired World English rights, plus audio, for three World War Two historical fiction titles by Anna Stuart, via Kate Shaw of The Shaw Agency.
Book 1, publishing May 2021, is inspired by true events and tells the remarkable story of a woman fighting for survival and for a better future for herself and those she loves, set against the fascinating backdrop of Berlin Zoo and Nazi Germany.
Natasha Harding says,
‘Anna Stuart has a real talent for a creating strong, relatable female lead characters and placing them in compelling historical worlds. I’ve had the pleasure of working with Anna Stuart and Kate Shaw previously and I’m so delighted to be reunited with them both to publish Anna’s World War Two novels. Fans of The Tattooist of Auschwitz, The Nightingale and The Zookeeper’s Wife will be hooked by these gripping and heartbreaking novels about incredible acts of courage in difficult times.’
Anna Stuart says,
‘I’m thrilled to be joining the exciting team at Bookouture and absolutely delighted to be working with the fabulous Natasha Harding, the first editor to commission me as a novelist seven years ago. I can’t wait to see what this renewed collaboration brings.’
Kate Shaw says,
‘In these three new titles, Anna Stuart combines her impeccably researched, gripping historical fiction with her warm and engaging contemporary fiction, adding the twist of a secret to uncover. Bookouture’s creative publishing vision for this new direction for Anna is exceptional.’