Hilary Delamere
Assistant: Jessica Hare
Hilary joined Lemon Unna & Durbridge in the early 90s to look after the Paddington Bear titles and to build her own book list. She worked for several different publishing houses including Rights Director at Penguin Children’s Books before becoming an agent. She is now a partner at the Agency and continues to represent Michael Bond’s Paddington Bear alongside a wide range of children’s book authors and illustrators from pre-school books to YA novels - handling their publishing deals alongside their film, TV and stage rights.
Children’s Book News & Blog

New adaptation of NOUGHTS & CROSSES announced

Pilot Theatre, Belgrade Theatre Coventry, Derby Theatre, Mercury Theatre, Colchester and York Theatre Royal have announced a new partnership to develop theatre for younger audiences. NextFull story »

Kate Read shortlisted for The Batsford Prize 2018

Kate Read has been shortlisted for The Batsford Prize 2018! To see full details about this, please click here. It is fantasticFull story »

Rachel Burlington shortlisted for World Illustration Awards

We are delighted to welcome Rachel Burlington to The Agency and also congratulate her on her first shortlisting! Rachel’s ‘IntoFull story »

Piccadilly Press to publish Sophie Green’s noir detective middle grade trilogy, Potkin and Stubbs

Piccadilly Press, an imprint of Bonnier Zaffre, has acquired world rights, including translation, for Potkin and Stubbs, a “sparkling” newFull story »

Paddington 2 receives three Bafta nominations – paws crossed!

Our favourite Marmalade-loving Bear from darkest Peru has received three Bafta nominations for his second screen outing. The film, whichFull story »

Michael Bond CBE 13th January 1926 – 27th June 2017

We at The Agency are greatly saddened to say that Michael Bond CBE died yesterday. The Agency, in its manyFull story »

Raymond Briggs awarded the CBE

Raymond Briggs was appointed Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE) in the Queen’s 2017 Birthday Honours for servicesFull story »

Publication day 01/06/17

Best-Loved Paddington Stories, by Michael Bond, is a special edition which brings together three favourite classic adventures of the beloved bear fromFull story »

Publication day 06/04/17

Paddington’s Finest Hour, by Michael Bond, is the latest in the much-loved Paddington adventures. Somehow Paddington always finds himself in extraordinaryFull story »

Congratulations to Raymond Briggs on winning the Booktrust lifetime achievement award.

Raymond Briggs, author of Fungus the Bogeyman, Father Christmas and The Snowman, has been awarded a lifetime achievement award byFull story »

Raymond Briggs wins Lifetime Achievement Award

Raymond has won the BookTrust Lifetime Achievement Award!

Beverley Naidoo stories in Nelson Mandela Hospital

Stories from Beverley’s Who Is King and Aesop’s Fables have been used for murals in the newly opened Nelson Mandela Children’s Hospital in Johannesburg.

Publication day 12/1/17

It’s another excellent publication day with new books from Karen McCombie, Elizabeth Laird and more!

Publication day 5/1/17

It’s the first publication day of 2017 and we’ve got some lovely titles being published.

Two books on The Reads shortlist

Richard Kurti and Andrew Norriss have both been shortlisted for The Reads 2017.