Phaedra Patrick

Curiously Charming Fiction


October 2019

– The Library of Lost and Found has been selected as The Great North West Read 2019

August 2019

– The Library of Lost and Found will be published in Russia by Eksimo

June 2019

– The Library of Lost and Found is a Lovereading pick of the month. Read the review

May 2019

– The Library of Lost and Found is selected as a best summer read by Gransnet

 March 2019

– The Library of Lost and Found selected as a Top Ten March 2019 Library Read, by librarians in the USA

 The Library of Lost and Found is awarded a starred review by Library Journal 

 The Library of Lost and Found is one of People magazine’s (US) March Best Books.

 The Curious Charms of Arthur Pepper hits the USA Today’s bestselling books list

 The Curious Charms of Arthur Pepper(ebook) reaches #1 slot on Amazon, for Contemporary British and Irish Literature 

 The Curious Charms of Arthur Pepper is a Top Three Apple iBooks bestseller

January 2019 

– Hungarian condensation rights for Rise and Shine Benedict Stone have sold to Tarsago

December 2019

– The National in the United Arab Emirates names The Library of Lost and Found as one it’s 12 novels to Read in 2019 

November 2018 

– Swedish rights for The Library of Lost and Foundsold toForum 

– Curious Charms hits no.6 position in the Audible chart. 10,000 copies are sold in one day 

August 2018  

– Czech condensation rights for Rise and Shine, Benedict Stone sold to Tarsago (Reader’s Digest)

 July 2018   

– Finnish rights of The Curious Charms of Arthur Pepper sold to Valitut Palat (a division of Reader’s Digest) – Arthur Pepper’s 22nd language

June 2018  

 The Curious Charms of Arthur Pepper will be The Girly Book Club’s July book of the month

May 2018   

TV movie rights for Rise and Shine, Benedict Stone optioned in the US

March 2018  

Czech condensation rights for Curious Charms sold to Tarsago (Reader’s Digest) 

February 2018  

– Translation rights for Rise & Shine, Benedict Stone should to Czech publisher, Mlada Fronta 

January 2018   

– Hungarian condensation rights for Curious Charms sold to Tarsago (the Hungarian equivalent of Reader’s Digest) 

November 2017  

– Curious Charms hits #3 on Kindle Canada bestsellers

October 2017   

– Curious Charms is announced as Poppy Loves Book Club’s read for November 

September 2017   

– Curious Charms is one of Southern Living’s Best New Summer Books 2017, in the US 

– Author event in Halifax, UK 

August 2017  

– Curious Charms is snapped up by Seleccoes do Reader’s Digest (Portugal) 

June 2017  

– Curious Charms wins ‘Prix des Lectrices Milady 2017‘ in Paris 

– Rise and Shine, Benedict Stone features on the June Indie Next List in the US

– The Curious Charms of Arthur Pepper is an Indie NextFor Reading Groups Summer 2017‘ pick, in the US 

– Phaedra Patrick features on Warren Adler’s ‘Writers of the World‘ website 

– Curious Charms selected for ‘The Biggest Book Club in the Country‘ by BBC Radio Ulster 

– Curious Charms hits the #6 spot on Kobo in Belgium

May 2017   

– Rise and Shine, Benedict Stone is published in the US, 17 May

– Bookseller tour of the US– Chicago, Raleigh-Durham, St Louis, Minneapolis and Albany 

April 2017

– Curious Charms is BBC Radio Manchester’s Book of the Monthon the Becky Want show 

– Library events in Oldham, Middlesbrough, Hartlepool, Stockport and Skelmanthorpe 

March 2017 

– Appearance at Huddersfield Literature Festival 

February 2017 

– Curious Charms hits the Indie Regional Bestseller List in USA 

– Curious Charms is a Listen List 2017 Winner! The 2017 committee listened to 1,919 hours of audiobooks, evaluated over 200 titles, debated 45 nominations, and narrowed the field to the final twelve winners, which included The Curious Charms of Arthur Pepper and Stephen King 

December 2016 

– Arthur is one of Lovereading’s Books of the Year 2016 

– The book is a New Books magazine ‘Reading Group Book of the Year 2017

– Readers vote Arthur a Top 10 Book Browse Blog ‘First Impressions Book of the Year 2016‘ 

– Arthur is selected as a My Weekly magazine’s Book of the Year 2016 

– Rights are snapped up in Croatiaby Naklada Ljevak publishing house

– Review in the Scotland Herald, which says the book has ‘…the timeless air of a fable’ 

September 2016

– Selected as a Lovereading Debut of the Month

– Short story ‘Looking For Love’ features in My Weekly magazine

– UK paperback published in the UK

– The book is published in France 

– Interviews with BBC Radio Berkshire and BBC Radio Jersey 

August 2016 

– Selected as one of Amazon UK’s ‘Summer Reads’ 

July 2016 

– The book is published in Italy and Poland 

June 2016

– The book will be published in Korea 

– Translation rights are snapped up in Mainland China 

May 2016

– Curious Charms published in the US– 3 May 

– Curious Charms is one of Goodread’s ‘Best Books of the Month’ 

– Enters top 40 sales chart of hardback books in the UK

– Australianand New Zealand edition published

April 2016 

– Interview with the Saddleworth Independent and Irish Examiner 

– Interviews with BBC Radio York, BBC Radio Manchester, BBC Radio Ulster, BBC Radio Sussex, BBC Radio Hereford & Worcester, Age UK

 – Book published in the UK – 7 April. Book goes to reprint

– Short story, The Purple Beret, published in The Simple Things magazine 

 – Lovereading’s ‘Debut of the Month’ 

 – Selected as Amazon UK  ‘Deal of the Week’ 

– Top 5 read in Heat Magazine– rating 4/5 

– 5* review in The Sun newspaper

– Review in Booktime magazine 

– Featured in Cox and Kings, and Princess Cruises, mailings as recommended reading for passengers 

– Full page feature in Booktime magazine  

– Book now has a home in Serbia 

March 2016 

– Pre-publication US tour – Miami, Raleigh- Durham, Chicago, Boston, New York. Click to view here 

– The book now has a home in Spain 

– Interview in The Co-operative Aspire magazine 

– 5/5 from the San Francisco Book Review

February 2016

– The book receives a ‘starred review’ from the Library Journal in the US!

– Arthur now has a US Large Print home with Thorndike Press 

 – Curious Charms scores its 15th translation, in Portugal 

 – Spotlighted feature on NetGalley

 – Interview with the Oldham Chronicle 

– The book will be published in Bulgaria – its 16th translation 

 – Lovely reviews in the US from Kirkus and Publishers Weekly 

 January 2016 

– Curious Charms is snapped up in Hungary 

December 2015 

– Great news that the book will be published in Turkey

November 2015 

– Curious Charms will be translated and published in Japan and the Czech Republic 

– US cover for the novel revealed 

September 2015 

– New publication dates for the book are UK – 7 April 2016 and US – 3 May 2016 

May 2015

– Curious Charms will be translated and published by Albatros in Poland in 2016

April 2015 

– Curious Charms will be translated and published in RussiaTiawan and Francein 2016! 

March 2015

– Arthur Pepper has a home with the wonderful Harlequin Mira in the UK and US. The novel will be published in hardback in the UK in January 2016. 

– The book will be available as an audio book from WF Howes.

January 2015

– The Curious Charms of Arthur Pepper will be translated in five countries – Germany, Italy, Netherlands, Swedenand Brazil

 June 2014 

 – Signed with the Darley Anderson, Literary, TV and Film Agency. Represented by Literary Agent Clare Wallace.