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

JESSICA’S GHOST wins at Leeds Book Awards

Jessica’s Ghost by Andrew Norriss has won the 11-14 category at Leeds Book Awards!

Lily Hyde on Ukraine’s Eurovision entry

Lily Hyde is the author of Dream Land, about the Crimean Tartars’ struggle to reclaim the land they lost in World WarFull story »

Faye Bird’s editor on Faye’s new book

Last week’s launch party for What I Couldn’t Tell You was such a lovely, buzzy affair that neither Faye nor IFull story »

May publication day!

It’s publication day for many of our clients, including Clara VulliamyTeresa Heapy and Faye Bird. 

CHASING THE STARS published!

Chasing The Stars by Malorie Blackman is published today by Penguin Random House.

JESSICA’S GHOST published in paperback

Jessica’s Ghost by Andrew Norriss has had its paperback publication complete with a new jacket.

Bing wins at International Emmys

Bing Bunny based on the books by Ted Dewan has won the preschool category at the International Emmys!

THE PARENT PROBLEM published

Anna Wilson’s latest novel, The Parent Problem, is published today by Macmillan Children’s Books.

Beverley Naidoo wins at Children’s Africana Book Award

Who Is King by Beverley Naidoo, illustrated by Piet Grobler, has been listed as a Best Book for older readers.

Monkey Music partners with Campbell Books

Campbell Books, part of Macmillan, has partnered with Monkey Music in a two book deal.

Second Mango & Bambang title published

The second book in this lovely series by Polly Faber and Clara Vulliamy is published today by Walker Books.

Two wins at Coventry Inspiration Awards

Malorie Blackman and Simon Rickerty have won in their respective categories at this year’s Coventry Inspiration Awards.

Five authors on Summer Reading Challenge

Karen McCombie, Emma Shevah, Sarah Warburton, Anna Wilson and Jim Eldridge all feature on The Reading Agency’s reading list forFull story »

Helen Stephens shortlisted for inaugural Lollies

Gracie Grabbit and the Tiger by Helen Stephens has been shortlisted for the inaugural Lollies award.

TWINKLE TAMES A DRAGON on stage

Twinkle Tames A Dragon written by Katharine Holabird and illustrated by Sarah Warburton has been adapted into a musical and isFull story »