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Bloomsbury acquires rights to new Poison Diaries book from DCD Publishing

On 16, Oct 2013 | No Comments | In News | By DCD

DCD Publishing has sold world rights to Weed the next book in the Poison Diaries series to Bloomsbury Reader.

Weed is the ‘break-out’ book from the Poison Diaries series of novels based on the richly-imagined world of poisonous and hallucinogenic herbs that shape the life of Weed, the troubled anti-hero of the imaginary world in the Poison Garden at Alnwick Castle.

Poison Diaries, the fiction franchise from The Duchess of Northumberland, has a devoted online community which has shown astonishing growth on social media across Tumblr, Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.

Adrian Sington, CEO of DCD Publishing, said: “We are pleased to be partnering with Bloomsbury on a book whose launch will benefit from a strong online fan community. The cross platform and social sharing activity that has been building organically since 2011 demonstrates a real interest in poisons and aphrodisiacs from the adult and teenage public”.

The creation of the Duchess of Northumberland Poison Diaries is part of an expanding franchise of licensed products including ‘Little Book of Poisons, Potions and Aphrodisiacs’ which was published by The History Press in June, as well as a range of jams and marmalades with aphrodisiac properties from award-winning preserve producers The Mercers.

Weed is due for international release on 10th December 2013, with Film dramatization rights and a television series currently under negotiation based on the Poison Diaries book franchise.

Weed was conceived by Jane Northumberland – The Duchess of Northumberland – creator of the Poison Garden at Alnwick Castle and author of The Little Book of Poisons, Potions and Aphrodisiacs. Weed is brilliantly evoked here by Hugh Sington for the legions of fans worldwide who have been anxiously awaiting his return – now Weed is poised to rejoin the mortal world