Fans of Cressida McLaughlin’s heartwarming and uplifting Cornish Cream Tea series will be absolutely delighted by the news that four more books are in the works and an additional standalone novel to boot!

Kate Bradley, editorial director at HarperFiction, snapped up world English language rights from Hannah Ferguson. The next Cornish Cream Tea book, Christmas Carols and a Cornish Cream Tea, will be released in time for the festive season this year and The Staycation, a standalone novel, will hit shelves early 2022.

Cressida said: “Kate and HarperFiction have done such a wonderful job of getting my Cornish Cream Tea books into readers’ hands, so I’m overjoyed to be writing four more with them. Escaping to idyllic locations in fiction matters more than ever now, and I’m also thrilled that they’ve put their trust in me with The Staycation, something slightly different that I loved writing during lockdown. I can’t think of anything better than writing escapist, romantic books and working with the HarperFiction team, and I am so excited about the future.”

Kate said: “It has been thrilling to watch Cressida’s success with the Cornish Cream Tea series and we are only just at the start of this fabulous journey. There are no limits to where we want to take the series and we couldn’t have a more wonderful author in Cressida. Not content to write the most heart-warming and charming novels in the Cornish Cream Tea series, she achieved the feat of also writing a deliciously escapist standalone during lockdown. She is a complete treasure and we are so proud of her and her much-deserved success.”

Cressida McLaughlin was born in South East London surrounded by books and with a cat named after Lawrence of Arabia. She studied English at the University of East Anglia and now lives in Norwich with her husband David.

Cressy’s favourite things include terrifying ghost stories, lava lamps, coffee and romantic heroes, though not necessarily all at the same time.

When she isn’t writing, Cressy spends her spare time reading, returning to London or exploring the beautiful Norfolk coastline.

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