Like every agent, I dream of getting that perfect submission in my query inbox. That one where the author comps their book to my favourite book, and I really am the perfect agent for their project. Paul Gamble was one of those authors. His query letter mentioned Douglas Adams, Terry Pratchett and he found my name by googling ‘literary agent’ and ‘Robert Rankin’ — one of my favourite authors of comic fantasy and someone I mention a lot in interviews. I started reading Paul’s book immediately, and laughed until I cried. It really was the perfect book for me!
And so, as announced in Publishers Weekly, I’m thrilled to confirm a three-book deal for Paul’s debut novel, THE MINISTRY OF S.U.I.T.S.
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