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

BING nominated for International Emmy

We’re thrilled to announce the Bing television series, adapted from the books by Ted Dewan, has been nominated for an International EmmyFull story »

Guardian review of THE BEAR at Polka Theatre

The Guardian recently gave an adaptation of Raymond Briggs’ The Bear, currently playing at the Polka Theatre in Wimbledon aFull story »

Spooky stories for Hallowe’en

This weekend is Hallowe’en so why not check out these spooky stories on our list.

Michael Bond receives CBE for Services to Children’s Literature

Michael received his CBE from the Duke of Cambridge during a ceremony at Buckingham Palace on Tuesday 27th October to addFull story »

Mango and Bambang wins at Junior Design Awards

The first title in the Mango and Bambang series written by Polly Faber and illustrated by Clara Vulliamy has won the BestFull story »

Coventry Inspiration Book Awards shortlistings

Malorie Blackman, Simon Rickerty and Tony Bradman are shortlisted for the Coventry Inspiration Book Awards 2016.

Fourth DIXIE O’DAY title published

Last week saw the fourth title in the series by Shirley Hughes and Clara Vulliamy published.

OLGA DA POLGA published with colour illustrations

This week sees a new edition of Olga da Polga by Michael Bond published, with colour illustrations by Catherine Rayner.

Four titles longlisted for the UKLA Book Awards

Mini Grey, Andrew Norriss, Beverley Naidoo and Elizabeth Laird all have titles longlisted across all categories for the UKLA BookFull story »

Publication day for Polly Faber, Clara Vulliamy and Jim Eldridge

Polly and Clara’s first collaboration is published today, and Jim has two titles published.

THE FASTEST BOY IN THE WORLD receives third shortlisting

Elizabeth Laird’s book has been shortlisted for the Scottish Children’s Book Awards in the Younger Readers Category.

August reviews round-up

We’ve had a flurry of lovely reviews for Emma Shevah and Andrew Norriss, who both have books just published orFull story »

Vital Theatre adapts TWINKLE TAMES A DRAGON

The musical adaptation is set to play in New York from January 2016.

Voice cast announced for ETHEL & ERNEST

Jim Broadbent will star alongside Brenda Blethyn in the forthcoming adaptation of Raymond Briggs’ graphic novel Ethel and Ernest.

Norwich Puppet Theatre adapts ODDLY by Joyce Dunbar

An adaptation of Oddly by Joyce Dunbar will be playing at Norwich Puppet Theatre from Saturday 25th July.