Agent: Kate Burke
Biography: Kate is an award-winning journalist, ghostwriter and novelist. She spent five years’ working on national newspapers such as the Daily Express and Daily Mail, and also on all the major national woman’s magazine titles.
Over the past seven years, she has concentrated on writing ten fiction and non-fiction titles. Her debut novel, SECRETS OF THE SINGER GIRLS, was a Sunday Times bestseller in 2015, with first week sales of over 10,000. It has recently been optioned by Bandit Television.
Kate's first non-fiction book ,which uncovers the lives of extraordinary women of wartime East End, THE STEPNEY DOORSTEP SOCIETY, was published by Penguin (Michael Joseph) in February 2019 and reached number one in the history categories on Amazon.
She is currently working on two further wartime novels for Hodder, the first of which, SECRETS OF THE HOMEFRONT GIRLS, will be published in July 2019.
Praise for Kate's books:
‘I loved this book, so filled with life and compassion and the sadness of wartime. Kate has caught the idioms and spirit of those tough women and the characters just danced off the page’ — Leah Fleming, author of THE OLIVE GARDEN CHOIR
'Hair-raising and gripping' — Daily Mail
‘Inspiring tales of courage in the face of hardship’ — Mail on Sunday
‘Astonishing’ — Radio 5 Live
‘Rammed full of fascinating stories’ — BBC 2 Steve Wright
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