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HarperCollins buys Vanessa Lafaye's female story of A Christmas Carol.

February 22, 2018

 HQ publishing director Kate Mills acquired world rights, including TV and film, for Miss Marley: The Untold Story of Clara Belle and her Brother Jacob Marley. 

 

The book picks up the story of Scooge’s deceased colleague from Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol, and introduces Marley’s sister, Clara Belle to step forward and tell the story.  

 

On this new work Vanessa explains: 'I invented a sister for Marley to guide us through these twisting lanes of imagination ... and cast a new light on this beloved classic ... Jacob Marley's death opens the tale: 'dead as a door nail'. He has terrible, important news - the most terrible and important of Scrooge's life - and yet only appears in one scene and then disappears. I became consumed by 'why?' (The Bookseller).

 

HQ will publish the novella in hardback November 2018.

 

 

 

 

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