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

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.

Summer Reading

As the summer holidays are now upon us we thought we’d highlight some of our summery titles.

Sarah Warburton wins Dundee Picture Book Award

Congratulations are in order for Sarah Warburton and Mark Sperring.

Books for Father’s Day

With Father’s Day just around the corner, take a look at three of our recent titles which revolve around fathers. 

Looking back at Malorie Blackman’s time as Children’s Laureate

As Malorie hands the Laureateship to Chris Riddell, we look back at her time as Children’s Laureate and what sheFull story »

Beverley Naidoo celebrates 30 years of JOURNEY TO JO’BURG

An extract from Beverley’s blog as she travelled to Seven Stories in Newcastle to celebrate the 30th anniversary of her book Journey toFull story »

Clara Vulliamy on inventing Dixie and Percy

Clara Vulliamy, illustrator of the Dixie O’Day books, discusses how she created the characters of Dixie and Percy and theFull story »

Tony Bradman on Gallipoli

Tony Bradman discusses the Gallipoli campaign which he wrote about for his book Anzac Boys, published by Barrington Stoke.