Debut author Elizabeth Brooks signs two book deal with Transworld

We’re thrilled for Elizabeth Brooks who has signed with Transworld for her debut novel, The Call of the Curlew, and one other title. The novel tells the story of Virginia Wrathmell, who in 1939 is an orphan arriving to meet her new adoptive parents at their mysterious house, Salt Winds, which sits on the edge of a vast, beautiful and dangerous marsh. When a German fighter pilot is shot down over the marsh, Virginia’s new father sets out onto the deadly sands to rescue him, and Virginia makes a mistake that will affect the whole course of her life. Seventy-five years later, the secret of what happened at Salt Winds comes back to haunt her.

Commissioning editor, Suzanne Bridson, said, ‘This is a gorgeously written novel, full of a richness that brings both time and place irresistibly to life and had me totally immersed in Virginia’s world. There is a touch of the gothic about it, which I absolutely love, and the twists in Virginia’s story are both unpredictable and heartbreaking. I’m so excited to welcome Elizabeth to the Doubleday list.’

The book will be published in hardback in June 2018. Congratulations, Elizabeth!