Louise Buckley has brought world rights to two novels by debut women’s fiction author Nadia Marks, from Dorie Simmonds of The Dorie Simmonds Agency.
Buckley said: ‘Marks’ novel focusses on two gripping storylines. When the present day Anna finds herself at a crossroads in her marriage and decides to spend some time with her father and his family on the Mediterranean island he grew up on, she uncovers a heart-breaking story of forbidden love and lost chances during the Second World War. The Five Words for Love is a wonderfully warm and atmospheric summer read that I am hugely excited to be publishing.’
Dorie Simmonds calls Nadia ‘an incredible and evocative writer and from the moment I opened her manuscript I was immediately transported to the lush Greek isles and Italian villages of World War II. She’s created a novel full of secrets and discoveries that will surely cement her in the firmament of other bestselling authors like Victoria Hislop and Santa Montefiore. I couldn’t be more thrilled to see her debut published by Louise Buckley at Macmillan.’
Marks said: ‘I am delighted and honored to have my first novel published by such great publishers as Macmillan. The Five Words for Love came straight from the heart and it’s a huge thrill that Louise Buckley was captivated by the story and wanted to publish me.’
Marks was a top level art director for women’s magazines such as Company and She magazine for many years, but now works as a freelance journalist. Her articles have appeared in the Guardian, Mail on Sunday, Daily Express, Independent, the Royal Photographic Society Journal, Psychologies and In Style magazine. She has also contributed to Italian Vanity Fair, Brazilian Vogue, Greek and Australian Marie Claire and to Vima, the biggest Greek Sunday newspaper.
The Five Words for Love will be published in spring 2017