Book deal de jour
Just reported at Publishers Marketplace:
Well-known 28-year-old UK mystery blogger and high-end prostitute Belle de Jour's” (who is not Toby Young) LONDON CALLING, from the winner of the Guardian's Best-Written Web-Site of the Year Award 2003 to Helen Garnons-Williams at Weidenfeld & Nicholson/Orion, in a good deal, in a pre-empt, for manuscript delivery in August 2004, by Patrick Walsh at Conville and Walsh. Italian rights to Rizzoli and Dutch rights to House of Books, both in pre-empts, with a Spanish auction underway.via Confessions of an Idiosyncratic Mind
Christy Fletcher at Fletcher and Parry is selling US rights this week, and there has already been considerable film interest.