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Firefly Press acquires new YA novel by Rhian Ivory

Janet Thomas has acquired World English rights in Hope, a YA novel from Carnegie-nominated author, Rhian Ivory, from Gillie Russell from Aitken Alexander Associates.

Rhian Ivory is the author of five novels including The Boy Who Drew the Future (2015), also published by Firefly Press, which has been nominated for a number of awards including the CILIP Carnegie Medal 2017. 
 
Hope is a beautiful contemporary YA novel, about the summer between school and sixth form college. When 16-year-old Hope, already grieving for her dad, doesn’t get into drama college, she feels like all her dreams are over, but new friendships and a summer job in the Singing Medicine group at the hospital, help her, with many tests along the way, to find a new path.  
 
Janet Thomas, Firefly Press Editor, says: 'We are so thrilled to be publishing Rhian again. Rhian has one of the greatest gifts I’ve worked with for communicating to YA readers through her work. Hope is an uplifting story of trying new things, learning who to trust and the healing potential of music.'
 
Hope will be published in September 2017 in PB priced £7.99.