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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

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.

Clara Vulliamy to illustrate MARY PLAIN

Clara Vulliamy is illustrating and editing four of Gwynedd Rae’s Mary Plain titles, to be published by Egmont.

Three nominations for Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award 2017

We’re delighted to announce Beverley Naidoo, Elizabeth Laird and Malorie Blackman have been nominated for the Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award.

Jane Ray nominated for Hans Christian Andersen Award

Jane Ray has been nominated for the 2018 Hans Christian Andersen Award by IBBY.

Michael Bond portrait in new exhibition

A new portrait of Michael Bond is currently on display in Waterstones Gower Street’s gallery space.

HOW TO HIDE A LION opens at Polka

The adaptation of Helen Stephen’s much-loved book opens today in Wimbledon.