News archive for November 2011

Our much loved client Anne McCaffrey passed away on Monday 21st November.    Anne will be greatly missed not just by her own family but the family of her devoted fans, to whom she was always generous, and by so many others around the globe. The world of Pern has lost its creator but her star will continue to shine brightly.

Her family has provided the following statement:

Anne McCaffrey ended a long and enormously successful life early Monday evening, November 21st, at her home in County Wicklow, Ireland. Surrounded by the reassuring presence of family and close friends, her passing was swift and without suffering. We, her children, are hugely comforted by the outpouring of sympathy flowing now from all over the world.  Our Mother’s talent was known to countless fans . Yet her greatest gift to us all has to have been her enormous heart. That she was able to touch so many with her tender and loving heart is the greatest source of pride we will forever enjoy. Words cannot express how grateful we are to the universe of her admirers, whose heartfelt condolences beguile us in our grief, which pales beside the joy we know Anne McCaffrey brought to so many people.

Lisa Evans’ poignant stage play, THE DAY THE WATERS CAME, has won the Writers’ Guild Best Play for Young Audiences Award. The play was originally commissioned and produced by the Theatre Centre. It opened in autumn 2010 and played nationwide, including at The Unicorn Theatre, London, The Birmingham Rep and The Drum Plymouth. It is published by Oberon.

Photo courtesy of Simon Denton.

Jimmy McGovern’s ACCUSED – which MBA’s Alice Nutter wrote an episode of – won the Emmy for Best Drama Series at the 39th Annual International Emmy Awards held in New York this month. Alice’s episode was also nominated for a Writers’ Guild Best Television Drama Series Award.


Bestselling author Cathy Woodman is published this week with her glorious new novel IT’s A VET’S LIFE, a must for all lovers of animals and heartwarming romantic stories!  It’s promoted in Smiths, Tesco among many other leading chains and has the loveliest cover of the season!