A Bit of a Stretch

Chris Atkins

‘Shocking, scathing, entertaining.’ Guardian ‘Incredibly compelling.’ The Times’Heart-breaking.’ Sunday TimesWhere can a tin of tuna buy you clean clothes? Where is it easier to get ‘spice’ than paracetamol? Where does self-harm barely raise an eyebrow?Welcome to Her Majesty’s Prison Service. Like most people, documentary-maker Chris Atkins didn’t spend much time thinking about prisons. But after becoming embroiled in a dodgy scheme to fund his latest film, he was sent down for five years. His new home would be HMP Wandsworth, one of the largest and most dysfunctional prisons in Europe.With a …


Corvus strikes two-book deal with Catherine Ryan Howard

4 February 2020

Corvus Publishing Director Sarah Hodgson has acquired UK & Commonwealth (excl. Canada) rights in two new titles by Irish Times bestselling author Catherine Ryan Howard from Jane Gregory of David Higham Associates. Ryan Howard’s third novel, Rewind, reached number two in the Irish Times original fiction chart last autumn, and will appear in paperback in May. Her debut, Distress Signals, was shortlisted for the CWA John Creasey/New Blood Dagger and her second novel, The Liar’s Girl, was nominated for a Best Novel Edgar. The first novel in this new deal, As Told To, will be published in autum …