We are beyond excited that Tiger Aspect has snapped up TV rights to Caroline Hulse’s observant and witty debut The Adults. The deal was made by Emily Hayward-Whitlock at The Artists Partnership on behalf of Caroline Hardman.

The Adults was published in the UK in August 2018 by Orion and by Random House in the US in November 2018. It has been sold in 13 territories to date.

Claire and Matt are divorced but decide what’s best for their daughter Scarlett is to have a ‘normal’ family Christmas with them all together.

Claire brings her new boyfriend Patrick, a seemingly eligible Iron-Man-in-Waiting.
Matt brings the new love of his life Alex, funny, smart, and extremely patient.
Scarlett, their daughter, brings her imaginary friend Posey. He’s a rabbit.

Together the five (or six?) of them grit their teeth over Organized Fun activities, drinking a little too much after bed-time, oversharing classified secrets about their pasts and, before they know it, their holiday is a powder keg that ends – where this story starts – with a tearful, frightened, call to the police…

But what happened? They said they’d all be adults about this..

Caroline Hulse spends most of her days writing, having fulfilled her dream of having a job she could do in pyjamas. She also works in Human Resources sometimes. She is openly competitive and loves playing board and card games. She can often be found in casino poker rooms, and wishes other people would want to play Cluedo for money. She lives with her husband in Manchester, where the two are captive to the whims of a small, controlling dog.

Read The Bookseller article here.