Heinemann Acquires New Jonathan Lee Book

April 08, 2014 | Other News, TLC Talent

It has just been announced that William Heinemann has bought the rights to TLC editor Jonathan Lee’s new novel, Brighton Heights. North American rights were additionally sold to Diana Tejerina Miller at Knopf.

Based on the real-life assassination attempt of Margaret Thatcher and her cabinet in 1984, when a man calling himself Roy Walsh planted a bomb in The Grand Hotel in Brighton where they would be staying, the new novel joins a current trend for ‘bio-fiction’ currently popularised by books such as the Bailey’s Prize shortlisted Burial Rites. It sets fact and fiction side by side, with the action swinging between the luxury of the British coastal town and the troubled streets of Belfast at a time of significant and heightened unrest. The book is due for release in February 2015. 

Read the Bookseller announcement here.