HarperCollins closes major new deal with Barbara Erskine

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Barbara Erskine has agreed a new two book deal with her longstanding UK publisher. Many of her novels have been major bestsellers in many languages, with the sales of her most recent title, RIVER OF DESTINY, seeing a huge growth in both physical and digital formats.

Her first novel LADY OF THE HAY has sold over 3 million copies world wide and celebrated its' twenty fifth anniversary in 2011 with an exclusive new story added to the new edition. HarperCollins has successfully published her titles since 1991 and the new deal will see her contracted to them to 2017.

Barbara Erskine said of the new deal, 'I am so pleased to be renewing my relationship with HarperCollins for another two books and am looking forward greatly to an exciting future with them.

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Praise for Barbara Erskine:

'Barbara Erskine's storytelling talent is undeniable.' -- The Times

Blake Friedmann clients are riding high!


Blake Friedmann is thrilled to reveal that the Neilsen Bookscan charts, released 10 July 2012, show three of our authors high in the charts. 

Barbara Erskine's RIVER OF DESTINY, published in hardback just last Thursday, has gone straight to No 5 in the Hardback Chart on just a half a week's sale. 

Sheila O'Flanagan's BETTER TOGETHER remains number 1 in Ireland.

Peter James' two novels, published at the end of May, are still in the charts - the latest Roy Grace novel, NOT DEAD YET is 10 in the Hardback Chart and the standalone PERFECT PEOPLE is 25 in paperbacks.  They have both been in the bestseller lists since they were published 7 weeks ago.

We are delighted with the continued success of our fabulous authors.

Praise for Barbara Erskine
'Barbara Erskine's storytelling talent is undeniable.' The Times

Praise for Shelia O'Flanagan
'Shelia O'Flanagan is one of the blinding talents on the female fiction scene.' Daily Record

Praise for NOT DEAD YET
'James's thrillers... have attracted a massive following - and, reading this, it's not hard to see why. NOT DEAD YET is brilliantly paced and plotted... I'm now a Peter James addict. You'll gulp this book down in three infatuated sittings, deaf to the telephone, indifferent to any distractions.'
A N Wilson

'Brilliantly done, the emotional credibility of the characters is as good as it gets. There's a movie in this book.'
Jeff Park, 'Front Row', BBC Radio