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Granta signs Jack Parlett’s non-fiction debut ‘WRITTEN IN THE SAND’.

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Granta has signed non-fiction debut Written in the Sand by British poet and essayist Jack Parlett, with UK and Commonwealth rights acquired by Jane Finigan. According to the synopsis, the book will focus on the lives of the poets, writers, artists and activists who found freedom on the infamous strip of land of New York’s Fire Island. Written in the Sand will be published in 2022. The full announcement can be found on The Bookseller here.

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Her pen name is taken from Alice Thomas Ellis’ Other Side of the Fire, which is unfortunately and scandalously out of print. One of the funniest bits in the book is the bodice-ripper that one of the characters is writing and the female - who slays the men with one toss of her raven locks and one glance from her fiery green eyes as she strides among the glens, faithful wolfhound by her side - is Amaryllis! And the name just seemed to suit so here we are.

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