Brooke Robinson's THE INTERPRETER publishes in the UK

We are delighted that Brooke Robinson’s debut, THE INTERPRETER, publishes today in the UK! Katie Greenstreet sold UKBC rights in a six-figure pre-empt to Harvill Secker and North American rights in a pre-empt to Harper. Rights have also sold in Italy, Germany, Czech Republic, and Russia.

Early reviews have touted the book’s innovative premise and page-turning plot. HEAT called it ‘fresh, exciting, original,’ while PRIMA found it ‘compelling and ingenious.’

It’s also had some brilliant blurbs:

“An ingenious premise, cleverly executed, THE INTERPRETER is multi-layered and intriguing, gripping from beginning to end.” Sabine Durrant, author of LIE WITH ME and SUN DAMAGE

“Clever, atmospheric and utterly absorbing” Alice Clark-Platts, author of THE COVE

“Brilliantly crafted and deliciously dark, THE INTERPRETER forces us to question how
far is too far when it comes to serving justice and protecting our loved ones, and whether the best of intentions can excuse cataclysmic outcomes. A propulsive and heartfelt page-turner.” Erica Katz, author of THE BOY’S CLUB and FAKE

THE INTERPRETER follows single mother Revelle Lee, a court interpreter who spends her days translating for victims, witnesses and the accused across London. Only she knows what they’re saying. Only she knows the truth.

When Revelle believes a grave injustice is about to occur, and a guilty man is going to be found innocent, she has the power to twist an alibi to get the verdict she wants. She’s
willing to risk it all to do what’s right.

But when someone discovers she lied, Revelle finds the cost might be too high… and she could lose everything, including her son…

THE INTERPRETER will publish in the US on September 19th.


Rosanna Pike's A LITTLE TRICKERIE sold in six-figure pre-empt to Fig Tree

We are delighted to announce that UKBC rights for Rosanna Pike’s debut novel, A Little Trickerie, were preempted by Helen Garnons-Williams, Publishing Director of Fig Tree, in a six-figure deal from Katie Greenstreet.

Based on a true story of the so-called ‘Holy Maid of Leominster,’ a medieval conwoman who impersonated an angel and amassed a cult following, A Little Trickerie is a dazzlingly written, irreverent and big-hearted novel about hope and superstition, cruelty and kinship, dreams and daring – with an unforgettable heroine.

Born a vagabond, Elizabeth ‘Tibb’ Ingelby and her mother roam the English countryside, scamming men and dreaming of a home to call their own. When her Ma dies in childbirth after a trick gone wrong, Tibb finds refuge on the Norfolk coastline with a boy named Ivo. He cares for and protects her as a brother would, until his own demons become too much to bear, and she is once again left alone to survive on her wits.

Tibb joins a troupe of strolling players on a journey across Tudor England that leads eventually back to Ivo, and to the conjuring of an audacious plan that will enable them – and those they love – to escape the shackles of society. But when news spreads of miracles in the parish, their hoax takes on a life its own, drawing crowds – and then enemies – to the doors of the church …

Garnons-Williams says:
A Little Trickerie is an absolute delight, and the irrepressible, foul-mouthed Tibb is a glorious and utterly unique creation. Rosanna Pike has written a fresh, disarmingly funny and deeply moving picaresque story, set far from the rarefied, familiar world of the Tudor court, and we are thrilled to be publishing it at Fig Tree’

Rosanna Pike says:  ‘When I came across the details of this historical hoax I was instantly captivated, and Tibb’s story came roaring into my mind. My thanks go to my agent, Katie Greenstreet, who saw the potential and believed in Tibb from the start. We have found the very best home for the novel at Fig Tree and I’m so excited to work with the excellent team there to share A Little Trickerie as my debut novel!’

Katie Greenstreet says: ‘Tibb’s is a voice that will grab you and won’t let go as she takes you on her wild and wonderful journey across Tudor England. This hilarious and heart-breaking debut is one I’m enormously proud to represent. Rosie’s characters feel like friends from the first page, and I can’t wait for readers to meet them all!’

Rosanna Pike is a former teacher and red-carpet interviewer for The Evening Standard who lives in south-west London with her family. She is a graduate of Curtis Brown Creative and the Faber Academy.

Fig Tree will publish A Little Trickerie in hardback in July 2024.