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

ETHEL AND ERNEST trailer released

The trailer for the forthcoming adaptation of Raymond Briggs’ graphic novel Ethel and Ernest has been released.

Publication day 1st September 2016

It’s a mammoth publication day here, with new books from Michael Bond, Helen Stephens, Simon Rickerty and more!

NOUGHTS AND CROSSES to be adapted for BBC

Malorie Blackman’s NOUGHTS AND CROSSES is to be adapted for the BBC.

Andrew Sanders wins at Junior Design Awards

Andrew Sanders has won Best Emerging Talent in the Junior Design Awards with I Have An Orange Juicy Drink!

Publication day 4th August 2016

It’s a bumper publication day with the first in a new series from Guy Parker-Rees and a debut from JamesFull story »

Publication day 28th July 2016

A new book by Clara Vulliamy and two rejacketed titles of Elizabeth Laird’s are published today.

Siobhan Dowd short story to Barrington Stoke

Barrington Stoke will publish The Pavee and the Buffer as a graphic novel in 2017.

Recent books

We’ve had a flurry of lovely finished copies arrive – take a look!

New jackets!

A number of rejacketed titles have come in recently so we thought we’d show them off.

Robin Stevens to write Siobhan Dowd sequel

The sequel to The London Eye Mystery by Siobhan Dowd is to be written by Robin Stevens, author of Murder Most Unladylike. 

Trailer for A MONSTER CALLS released

The full trailer for the film adaptation of A Monster Calls has been released.

Malorie to talk at Shakespeare’s Globe

Malorie Blackman will be at the Sam Wanamaker Playhouse this month as part of Shakespeare’s Telling Tales Festival.

CHASING THE STARS longlisted for the Guardian Children’s Fiction Prize!

Malorie Blackman’s novel Chasing the Stars has been longlisted for the 2016 Guardian Children’s Fiction Prize.

Four books shortlisted for the Coventry Inspiration Book Awards

Tony and Tom Bradman, Ian Beck and Malorie Blackman have all been shortlisted for the Coventry Inspiration Book Awards!

Paddington Bear announcement

Studiocanal, Europe’s biggest film-TV production-distribution company, has acquired the intellectual property rights to Paddington Bear, the classic character created by MichaelFull story »