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Rosie Blake

Rosie Blake spent her university years writing pantomimes based on old classics. The 2003 production of 'The Wizard of Odd: Search for the Ruby Strippers' enjoyed critical acclaim. This was followed a year later with a successful showing of 'Harry Potter: The Musical' (complete with moving opening number, 'In my Cupboard I will Stay').

Rosie went on to write a winning short story in the La Senza/Little Black Dress Short Story Competition, wrote a feature for Cosmopolitan magazine and started writing books. After some false starts, and horrendous jobs that she wishes to keep a closely guarded secret (or write about in the future), her debut novel How to Get a (Love) Life was published by Novelicious in January 2014 and will be republished by Corvus.  

Rosie is one of the contributing authors in the short story anthology Sunlounger alongside some of the biggest names in women's fiction. 

Her newest novel, How to Find Your (First) Husband, will be published by Corvus in June 2016.

For more information, tweet Rosie @RosieBBooks or click here
 

The Hygge Holiday

The perfect recipe for hygge this autumn: make a hot chocolate, draw the curtains, snuggle under a blanket and read your way to happiness!

It’s autumn in Yulethorpe and everyone is gloomy. It’s cold, drizzly and the skies are permagrey. The last shop on the high street – an adorable little toy shop – has just shut its doors. Everything is going wrong for Yulethorpe this autumn. Until Clara Kristensen arrives.

Clara is on holiday but she can see the potential in the pretty town, so she rolls up her sleeves and sets to work. Things are looking up until Joe comes to Yulethorpe to find out exactly what is going on with his mother’s shop. Joe is Very Busy and Important in the City and very sure that Clara is up to no good. Surely no one would work this hard just for the fun of it?

Can a man who answers emails at 3 a. m. learn to appreciate the slower, happier, hygge things in life – naps, candles, good friends and maybe even falling in love?
 

Territory Publisher/Agent
World Sphere
Czech Republic Jota
Italy Newton Compton
Poland Foksal

How to Find Your (First) Husband

Isobel Graves moved to LA determined to be the Next Big Thing. Instead, she is dressed as a giant prawn handing out fliers promoting a fish market. Rather than attending the glamorous parties and dating exciting men, her evenings consist of watching box sets with her sort-of boyfriend, whose idea of romance is a late-night drunken text.

Where did it all go wrong?

When Isobel catches sight of Andrew Parker, her childhood sweetheart, in the background of a TV news story she feels it’s a sign. If she’d stuck with Andrew everything would have turned out better. Now she just needs to find him…

Join Isobel as she travels from LA to Devon, and to a remote Malaysian island in search of true love.
 

Territory Publisher/Agent
World Darley Anderson Agency
UK & Commonwealth Corvus
Germany Egmont / Lyx Digital
Norway Cappelen Damm

How to Stuff Up Christmas

Eve is heartbroken after discovering her fiance ischeating on her. Being surrounded by the joys of Christmas is more than Eve can bear, so she chooses to avoid the festivities by spending Christmas alone
on a houseboat in Pangbourne.

Eve gets anunexpected seasonal surprise when handsome local vet Greg comes to her rescue one day, and continues to visit Eve’s boat on a mission to transform her from Kitchen Disaster Zone to Culinary Queen. 

But where does Greg keep disappearing to? What does Eve’s best friend Daisy know that she isn’t telling? Andwhy is there an angry goose stalking Eve’s boat?

Territory Publisher/Agent
World Darley Anderson Agency
World English Corvus

How To Get A (Love) Life

This is the tale of Nicola Brown, an uptight and introverted young woman who has never had a date on Valentine’s Day.

Following a bet with a work colleague, Nicola has to put aside her hang ups to go on as many dates as she possibly can in order to find the perfect man in time for February 14th.

Novelicious Books published in January 2014. 

Territory Publisher/Agent
World Darley Anderson Agency
World English Corvus
UK & Commonwealth Unabridged audio WF Howes
Germany Egmont
Italy De Agostini

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