Sunday, February 22, 2004

You heard it here first 

Just reported at Publisher's Marketplace:

Well-known 28-year-old UK mystery blogger and high-end prostitute “Belle de Jour's” (who is not Toby Young) LONDON CALLING, from the winner of the Guardian's Best-Written Web-Site of the Year Award 2003 to Helen Garnons-Williams at Weidenfeld & Nicholson/Orion, in a good deal, in a pre-empt, for manuscript delivery in August 2004, by Patrick Walsh at Conville and Walsh. Italian rights to Rizzoli and Dutch rights to House of Books, both in pre-empts, with a Spanish auction underway.

Christy Fletcher at Fletcher and Parry is selling US rights this week, and there has already been considerable film interest.

Well, well, well. I can't say I'm surprised (in fact, I remarked on another blog that I'd rather read Belle's book than Tracy Quan's), because frankly, that blog had "book deal" written all over it. Only a question of when.

UPDATE: The fabulous Eurotrash imagines the complications that may ensue should Belle tour for the aforementioned book.

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