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Corvus acquires new books and backlist titles from Elizabeth Buchan

16th June 2021

Corvus Publishing Director Sarah Hodgson has acquired World English Language rights in two new novels and five backlist titles by bestselling author Elizabeth Buchan from Judith Murray at Greene and Heaton.

The first new novel in the deal, The Three Lies of Sophie Wolf, spans the second half of the twentieth century, the decades of change for women.  Born to a Viennese refugee who has fled to England during the Second World War, Sophie Wolf becomes a bestselling children’s author but, along the way, she has acquired secrets and taken risks which threaten to sabotage the successful life she has built for herself.

The five backlist titles – Daughters of the Storm, Light of the Moon, Perfect Love, Against Her Nature and Consider the Lily (which won the RNA Novel of the Year Award) will be relaunched in paperback and eBook in May 2022, alongside the paperback edition of Elizabeth Buchan’s next novel, Two Women in Rome, with new matching livery. The Three Lies of Sophie Wolf will be published in hardback, trade paperback and eBook in early 2024, to be followed by a mass market paperback later in the year.

Buchan said:

‘I am so delighted. The Corvus team could not be more welcoming and to be published by them is to be in the best of hands.  I feel lucky to be part of the stable and value the partnership very much.’

Hodgson said:

‘I could not be happier that Corvus will be continuing to publish the wonderful Elizabeth Buchan, and that we have been lucky enough to acquire some of her fantastic backlist novels. In all her work she combines beautifully evocative, immersive writing with a deep insight into human relationships and gripping plots. She is an utter joy to work with.’