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Fabulous Foss's Twenty Years At Headline

September 2009

Clare FossCongratulations Clare Foss on celebrating twenty glorious years as Editor and Publisher at Headline Books.

From Darley to Clare -

It has been a real pleasure and privilege to work with you over these years! And to share such wonderful authors together most notably Lynda Page, Anne Baker, Clare Dowling, Martina Cole and the late, great Joan Jonker whom you discovered and we miss so much.

Clare, you’ve always been a fair but formidable negotiator. I still remember our very first deal together when despite all my powers of persuasion you would not budge a penny on the particular sum you felt was the right advance for the debut novel I was selling you.

Just as importantly you’ve been a great editor of your authors’ manuscripts; a publisher of real flair and imagination and, when necessary, great tact; and above all a warm and caring person who has always made all her authors feel cherished.

Everyone at Headline and all your authors have been very fortunate to work with you, as have I.  

Please keep on keeping on.  

Darley xx

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