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At the college evening Diana told me about this notice in The Bookseller:
Fifty Is Not a 4-letter Word
Sue Fletcher of Hodder has done a two-book deal via Jonny Geller of Curtis Brown for a first novel by Linda Kelsey, ex Editor of Cosmopolitan and She. Chronicling twelve months in the life of Hope Lyndhurst Steele, the year she turns fifty, it is a funny, wise, touching look at all the issues closest to our hearts: parents, children, partners, friends, work. It's what Allison Pearson might well be writing 10 years on ...
Notice submitted by Sue Fletcher on Tuesday 20 June 2006
Good news but mustn't get too excited. It takes a while for these things to filter through & there's a danger of being too early. All the same have sent off a query letter to Jonny G.
Big Push on now to have some sort of completed MS by the end of next week. Worked on Saturday, to make up for Friday's non-day, and have blocked out to end. Still plenty to do, but at least it's in sight.
Bye bye, thanks for visiting, come again soon.