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Mick Manning and Brita Granström

Mick Manning and Brita Granström

Web: http://www.mickandbrita.com/

Mick Manning and Brita Granström have been collaborating on both illustration and text for twenty two years. Their first book together, ‘The World Is Full of Babies’, won the Smarties Silver Prize in 1996. Since then they have won the Times Education Supplement Award, received five Royal Society Junior Science Book prizes, and have won the English Association Award for the fifth time with ‘Charlie’s War Illustrated’ in 2014.

Recent publications include: The Brontes; Children of the Moors, The Story of Britain, William Shakespeare, and Wild Adventures.

Mick Manning and Brita Granström’s approach to non-fiction for younger children has revolutionised our bookshelves.
Lindsey Fraser, The Scotsman

Emily MacKenzie

Emily Mackenzie

 

Web: http://www.emilymackenzie.co.uk/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/emilyillustrator
Twitter: @emilymackenzie_

Emily Mackenzie is a freelance illustrator and graphic designer based in Edinburgh who graduated from Edinburgh College of Art. Working mainly with ink, digital collage and screen printing, Emily’s illustrative work draws from childhood memories, an inquisitive nature and a vivid imagination. As well as drawing, Emily loves knitting and generally gets very excited about anything bright and colourful!

 

Books by Emily MacKenzie

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Stanley the Amazing Knitting Cat
Stanley LOVES to knit. He knocks up pom-poms at breakfast time, whips up bobble hats at bath time. He even knits in his sleep!

IBW Book Award, Winner 2016

Published by Bloomsbury, 2016

 

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Wanted: Ralfy Rabbit, Book Burglar
Some rabbits dream about lettuces and carrots, others dream of flowering meadows and juicy dandelions, but Ralfy dreams only of books. Soon his obsession sends him spiralling into a life of crime!

Heart of Hawick Children’s Book Awards, Winner 2016

Published by Bloomsbury, 2015

 

Emily MacKenzie is represented at Jenny Brown Associates by Lucy –lucy@jennybrownassociates.com

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Naomi Howarth

Naomi Howarth

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Naomi-Howarth-Illustrator/274036892623422
Twitter: @nhillustrator
Instagram: http://instagram.com/naomihowarthillustrator
Website: http://www.naomihowarth.com/

Naomi Howarth is an Edinburgh-based illustrator who studied Costume for Performance at London College of Fashion. Her design background has heavily influenced her illustration, as well as her love for the decorative arts, vintage picture books and historic buildings. Her favourite thing about being an illustrator is imagining and creating eccentric and whimsical characters that inhabit vivid landscapes. Alongside her picture book work, Naomi produces home ware.

Books by Naomi Howarth
The Crow’s Tale
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In the dark depths of winter, snow is falling and the animals are freezing and famished. Brave Crow sets out on a dangerous journey to find the Sun, and beg for warmth. Will Crow succeed, and what will happen to his colourful rainbow feathers?

Shortlisted for Waterstones Children’s Book Prize 2016
Shortlisted for 2016 English 4 – 11 Picture Book Award

Published by Frances Lincoln Children’s Books, 2015


Coming soon:
Tug of War, will be published in 2017 by Frances Lincoln Children’s Books.

Naomi is represented at Jenny Brown Associates by Lucy –lucy@jennybrownassociates.com

George Mackay Brown

George Mackay Brown

George Mackay Brown (1921 – 1996) was one of the greatest Scottish writers of the twentieth century. A prolific poet, admired by such fellow poets as Ted Hughes and Seamus Heaney, he was also an accomplished novelist, dramatist and a master of the short story. Bar a brief period in Edinburgh, where he associated with the ‘Rose Street’ crowd including Hugh MacDiarmid, Norman MacCaig and others, Mackay Brown spent most of his life in Orkney, and his work is saturated with references to his native islands. As Seamus Heaney wrote, in Mackay Brown’s work everything was passed ‘through the eye of the needle of Orkney’.

He died in April 1996 at the age of 74. In 2005 a memorial plaque to Brown was unveiled in the Writer’s Museum in Edinburgh, engraved with a quotation from his best-known poem, ‘Hamnavoe’:

In the fire of images
Gladly I put my hand.

The Literary Estate of George Mackay Brown is represented by Jenny.

For permissions relating to George Mackay Brown’s poetry please contact permissions@hodder.co.uk

For all other enquiries contact jenny@jennybrownassociates.com

Selected Books by George Mackay Brown

Much of Mackay Brown’s work is available in paperback, published by Polygon (http://www.birlinn.co.uk/George-Mackay-Brown/) and as ebooks by Hachette.

Zannah Kearns

Zannah Kearns
Zannah took an MA in Creative Writing at Cardiff university, before going on to work in the charity sector. She now lives in Berkshire with her husband and two young children.

Books by Zannah Kearns

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No Use Crying

The discovery of a grandfather Niki thought had died years ago means a sudden move to London and the start of a whole new life. Niki has to learn quickly to fit in and survive in the school halls and on the tough streets. And at the same time she must come to terms with the fact that her mum has been hiding the truth.

Publisher: Frances Lincoln
Zannah Kearns is represented at Jenny Brown Associates by Lucy – lucy@jennybrownassociates.com

Sara Sheridan

Sara Sheridan

Born in Edinburgh and educated at Trinity College Dublin, Sara Sheridan is most famous for her two series of historical novels: one, the Mirabelle Bevan novels, noir mysteries set in 1950s Brighton, and the other exploring on real lives of late Victorian adventurers. Her first book, Truth or Dare, featured in the Sunday Times Top 50 and was nominated for the Saltire Prize; in 2015 Sara was named one of the Saltire Society’s 365 most influential Scottish women, past and present. She sits on the Committee of the Society of Authors in Scotland and is also on the board of the UK-wide writers’ collective ‘26’, taking part in the acclaimed 26 Treasures project in 2010 at the V&A, in 2011 at National Museum of Scotland and in 2012 at the Children’s Museum, Bethnal Green. An occasional journalist and blogger, Sara has appeared on BBC Radio 4’s From Our Own Correspondent and blogged for the Guardian and the London Review of Books. She is a member of the Historical Writers Association and the Crime Writers Association and occasionally mentors for the Scottish Book Trust.

Sara’s Twitter: https://twitter.com/sarasheridan

Sara’s website: http://www.sarasheridan.com/

Sara is represented at Jenny Brown Associates by Jenny. For all enquiries contact jenny@jennybrownassociates.com

Books by Sara

On Starlit Seas
Black & White Publishing, July 2016

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1824 – Charged with a mission by the Empress of Brazil, celebrated writer and the toast of Georgian London, Maria Graham sets off for England with the Brazilian civil war at its height. Newly widowed and a woman travelling alone, the stakes are high and when she accepts roguish smuggler Captain James Henderson’s offer of passage on his ship, she gets more than she bargains for.

Henderson is on a journey of his own, back to his childhood home in Covent Garden. Onboard Maria discovers both a dangerous secret concealed in a chocolate bar and an irresistible attraction to the mysterious captain. But falling in love with a smuggler is almost unthinkable for a woman of Maria’s social standing. Though Henderson tries his utmost to abandon his life of crime and forge a new identity as a London gentleman, he is caught in a dangerous tangle with a deadly aristocratic smuggling ring.

The only chance he has to save himself and prove worthy of Maria is to unmask the gang and break free from their clutches, but will it be enough? On Starlit Seas is a breathless tale of adventure, love and chocolate set at the height of the British Empire.

Praise for On Starlit Seas

Sheridan binds together social comment, romance on the high seas, pursuit by excisemen, knife-wielding toerags in the stench of 19th-century London and the consumption of so much hot chocolate that the pages seem impregnated with its heady aroma. It all makes On Starlit Seas a pleasure to consume, and not even a guilty one.
Herald

Mirabelle Bevan Series
Operation Goodwood (#5)
Constable, February 2017

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1955. When Mirabelle Bevan is rescued from a fire at her home on the Brighton seafront she’s lucky to escape unharmed – but the blaze takes the life of her neighbour, Dougie Beaumont, a dashing and successful racing driver living in the flat above. It soon becomes clear that this was arson and, back on the trail of a potential killer, it emerges that Dougie Beaumont’s life was not as above-board as it seemed. When a second shocking murder takes place, Mirabelle’s pursuit is frustrated first by Dougie’s well-connected and suspicious family and then by the official investigation – led by her would-be lover Superintendent McGregor. With the help of her colleague at McGuigan & McGuigan Debt Recovery, Vesta, and some of her ex-intelligence service connections, Mirabelle discovers the dark secrets of the glamorous racing driver have ramifications far beyond the English coastline.

British Bulldog (#4)
Constable, March 2016

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British Bulldog is the fourth instalment in Sara Sheridan’s best-selling 1950s murder mystery series featuring stylish sleuth Mirabelle Bevan. Following a mystery bequest, Mirabelle sets out on the trail of an RAF pilot who went missing during World War II. It is 1954 and her search takes her to Paris, where she finds herself digging into the activities of Resistance fighters and ex-Nazis, whose lives are defined by the political climate of Cold War Europe. The bequest raises issues closer to home than she expects and as the story unravels Mirabelle is forced to confront the truth about her wartime lover Jack and the true nature of their relationship.

Praise for British Bulldog

Mirabelle has a dogged tenacity to rival Poirot
Sunday Herald

Unfailingly stylish, undeniably smart
Daily Record

A crime force to be reckoned with
Goodreads

Plenty of colour and action, will engage the reader from the first page to the last. Highly recommended
Bookbag

Goodreads: http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/24672857-british-bulldog

 

Sam Angus

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Website: http://samangus.com/

Sam was born in Italy and grew up in France and Spain. She studied English Literature at Trinity College, Cambridge where she kept a dog until he was discovered being smuggled out of college in a laundry basket. She taught English before spending a decade in the fashion industry. Sam now writes full time and lives between Exmoor and London with her children, dogs and horses.

Books by Sam Angus

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The House on Hummingbird Island

Idie Grace is twelve when she inherits a grand old house on a Caribbean island where hummingbirds hover and monkeys clamber from tree to tree. As a lady of property Idie can do as she pleases, so she fills the house with exotic animals, keeps her beloved horse in the hallway, and carries a grumpy, talking cockatoo called Homer on her shoulder. But the island house holds as many secrets as it does animals, and the truth behind Idie’s inheritance is the biggest secret of all…

Published by Macmillan Children’s Books, 2016

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Captain

It’s 1915 and British troops are about to sail to Gallipoli. Billy is the youngest soldier in his platoon and is teased for not being old enough to drink or shave. The truth is, at 15 he’s not old enough to be a soldier either, and he’s terrified of the war he’s about to fight. Then he meets Captain, a refugee boy, and his donkey, Hey-ho. Together they teach Billy what it means to be brave, loyal and fearless, and above all what it means to be a friend.

Published by Macmillan Children’s Books, 2014

A Horse Called Hero by San Angus A Horse Called Hero

It is 1940. As the Second World War escalates and London becomes a target for German bombs, Dodo and her horse-mad little brother Wolfie are evacuated to the country, away from everything they know. After weeks of homesick loneliness, they come across an orphaned foal. They name the horse Hero for surviving against the odds and together they raise him, train him, and learn to ride.  Their days are suddenly full of life and excitement again, but the shadow of war looms over their peaceful existence, and soon Hero must live up to his name…

Published by Macmillan Children’s Books, 2013

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Soldier Dog
It’s 1917, one of the darkest moments of British History. Recruited into the Signal Service, Stanley finds himself miles from home, in the trenches on the Somme, a boy fighting a man’s war with a Great Dane called Bones by his side. As the fighting escalates and Stanley experiences the horrors of war, he comes to realise that the loyalty of his dog is the one thing he can rely on.

Published by Macmillan Children’s Books, 2012

 

 

Sam Angus is represented at Jenny Brown Associates by Lucy – lucy@jennybrownassociates.com

Meg & Catherine Pybus

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A mother and daughter team – Meg was an infant school teacher, and when she isn’t peering into the hedgerow to find dormice, she is a writer and an artist. Her daughter Catherine is an expert in the power of language. She was a Creative Director in advertising, before studying Neuro Linguistics.

Books by Meg & Catherine Pybus

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It’s Snorey Time

Meet the Snoreys – Mummy, Daddy, Mop, Snuggle, Snuffle and Pignut. This family of dormice love to sleep, all except the youngest, Pignut. Instead, he goes on an adventure around the forest and discovers the dormouse-written ‘Secret Book of Sleep’. Reading it, Pignut finally drops off. Underlying this delightful tale is a secret weapon for exhausted parents – the story is written using simple neurolinguistic techniques, designed to have a soporific effect on the listener. Also includes an audio version of the tale.

Templar Publishing

Meg & Catherine Pybus are represented at Jenny Brown Associates by Lucy – lucy@jennybrownassociates.com

Kenneth Steven

Kenneth Steven
Kenneth Steven is a poet, children’s author and writer of both full-length and short fiction. He’s also well known as a translator from the Scandanavian languages, particularly Norwegian. Seven of his poetry collections have been published to date and a volume of selected poems appeared in December 2007 from Peterloo. He’s published a number of picture books and a first novel, ‘The Santa Maria’ for children, and three novels concerning the land comprise A Highland Trilogy.

Books by Kenneth Steven

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Stories for a Fragile Planet
World Rights: Lion Hudson
Kenneth Steven is represented at Jenny Brown Associates by Lucy -lucy@jennybrownassociates.com

Keith Gray

Keith Gray

Keith’s first book Creepers was published when he was 24 and was shortlisted for the Guardian Fiction Award. He has since written many books including his best-known Ostrich Boys, which won great acclaim and was shortlisted for the Carnegie Medal, Guardian Fiction Prize and the BookTrust Teen Prize. Keith has also written Warehouse (shortlisted for the Guardian Fiction Award), Malarkey (shortlisted for the Booktrust Teenage Prize) and The Runner (winner of a Smarties Silver Medal). He has lectured in Creative Writing and now lives in Edinburgh with his partner and their daughter. He spends much of his time visiting schools to pass on his love of books and writing, as well as reviewing teenage fiction.

Books by Keith Gray
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Ostrich Boys
Kenny, Sim and Blake are about to embark on a remarkable journey. Stealing the urn that contains the ashes of their best friend Ross, they set out to travel 261 miles from Cleethorpes on the English east coast to the tiny hamlet of Ross in southern Scotland. After a depressing and dispiriting funeral they feel that taking Ross to Ross will be a fitting memorial for a fifteen year-old boy who changed all their lives through his friendship.

Published by Random House Children’s Publishers UK, 2008

 

Other Titles:

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The Last Soldier
Nothing much happens in Joe and Wade’s dusty town. There’s not much excitement in Joe and his brother’s lives – just grinding poverty and the occasional run-in with the neighbours. The only highlight is the arrival of the carnival, with its mermaid, wolfman and baby dragon. This year, there’s a new attraction – the Last Soldier of World War One. What message does he have for the boys…?

Published by Barrington Stoke, 2015

 

You Killed Me

 

You Killed Me!

Len Grimsby is dead and he blames Toby. When Len’s ghost appears at the end of his bed, Toby is taken back in time to see the repercussions of his actions and unravel the series of events that led to Len’s death. Can he save Len from being killed? Gripping ghost story from a critically acclaimed writer.

Published by Barrington Stoke, 2013

 

Also with Barrington Stoke:

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Other Titles:

Next (2012), Losing It (2010), Hoodlum (2010), The Fearful (2005), Malarkey (2003), Before Night Falls (2003), Warehouse (2002), £10,000 (2001), Happy (1998), The Runner (1998), From Blood: Two Brothers (1997), Dead Trouble (1997), Creepers (1996), Hunting The Cat (1996)

Keith Gray is represented at Jenny Brown Associates by Lucy – lucy@jennybrownassociates.com

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