The most awaited Swedish debut author Marie Bennett is publishing her extraordinary debut novel Hotell Angleterre on May 21st 2015 with the Swedish publishers Wahlström & Widstrand in a beautiful hardcover edition. Moreover, Hotell Angleterre has been picked as Book of the Month by Sweden’s largest book club.
We are thrilled to celebrate the launch of this very special novel that arrived knocking at our agency door a little over a year ago, and which completely won us over from the first second. Hotell Angleterre announces Marie Bennett as a talented new voice in the upmarket historical fiction genre and transports the reader to a fascinating time and place –the Swedish/Finnish border and Malmö, in the South, during World Word II– full of political intrigue, tension, love and drama. It is perfect summer reading!
Some international editors already fell in love with this mesmerizing debut, and rights have already been acquired in France by Éditions Denöel, in Poland by Marginesy and Norway by Gyldendal Norsk. Meanwhile, of all the novels that Anna Soler-Pont pitched at the Cannes Film Market Hotell Angleterre was the most in-demand one, so we are keeping our fingers crossed there will be a film or a TV-series soon..!
Love, betrayal, compassion and forgiveness, as well as the universal human will to survive and move forward in the face of adversity, are all present in this unputdownable and gripping debut by Marie Bennett.