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Sunderland author lands major book deal

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6:53pm 26th February 2018
(Updated 6:54pm 26th February 2018)

A Sunderland woman has signed a major three-book deal.

Glenda Young is expected to release her debut novel 'Belle of The Back Streets' this year.

The book is based on Wearside and has characters from Ryhope, Hendon and Silksworth.

Glenda speaks to Sun FM about the whole experience:

The book follows 15-year-old Meg, who finds herself taking on the rag and bone business to protect her family from a rent collector. 

She tells us about how the location will be well-known to her Wearside readers:

Glenda is a former student at the University of Sunderland, where she graduated with a Journalism degree in 2001.

Her debut is the first of a three-part series and she's almost finished writing her second.

Set at the end of the First World War, a number of agencies declined the book.

However, a few publishers in London went head to head in securing a contract for Glenda but it was Headline who she eventually signed with.

She tells us why she decided to write for a living:

Headline will publish 'Belle of the Back Streets' in hardback in November this year.

It will then be published in paperback in February 2019.

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