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

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.

New PADDINGTON book to be published in 2017

HarperCollins Children’s Books will next year publish a further new Paddington buy ambien online bluelight Bear story by Michael Bond.

Carnegie and Greenaway nominations

Malorie Blackman, Jane Ray, Kevin Crossley-Holland and Joyce Dunbar all have nominated titles.

JESSICA’S GHOST wins at Stockport Book Award

JESSICA’S GHOST by Andrew Norriss won Best Teen Book at the Stockport Book Awards last night.

PADDINGTON 2 starts shooting

Principal photography has begun on the second Paddington film, produced by Studio Canal and Heyday Films.

Publication day 6/10/16

It’s another bumper publication day with new titles from Sarah Warburton and Katherine McEwen, and a few reissues!

Mango & Bambang events

With three books out and a fourth on the way, Polly and Clara are doing a number of events inFull story »

Elizabeth Laird pens Syrian refugee crisis novel

Elizabeth Laird, author of The Fastest Boy in the World has written a novel about the Syrian refugee crisis.

Fiona Dunbar launches Authors4Refugees

Author Fiona Dunbar has launched an online auction with the aim of raising funds for the refugee crisis.

HEARTSONG longlisted for UKLA Book Awards

HEARTSONG by Kevin Crossley-Holland and Jane Ray has been longlisted in the 7-11 category for the UKLA Book Awards.