Cape wins auction for Spanish Flu study

Jonathan Cape has acquired at auction a “biography of the 1919 Spanish ‘flu pandemic’”. Alex Bowler, editorial director at Jonathan Cape, bought world rights after a three-way auction to Laura Spinney’s book from David Miller at Rogers, Coleridge & White. Bowler said: “Laura’s aim is a formidable one – to write about a global tragedy which wiped out nearly 100m people, but in a new way: seeking out the human stories, the smaller, intimate daily tragedies, in order to bring death on such a scale to life. Continue reading at 'The Bookseller'

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