A NOVELIST from Great Durnford has been signed up by leading literary agent Kate Nash.

Mandy Baggott is joining a hand-picked list of bestsellers and award winners under the wing of the Kate Nash Literary Agency.

She said: “I've been lucky enough to work with Kate before, through her organisation of the Festival of Romantic Fiction. I'm really thrilled to be joining forces.”

Mandy signed up with romance imprint HarperImpulse last year and her latest read, Made in Nashville, is in the running for the Best E-book award at this year's Festival in September.