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FlyMeToDunoon Sun 08-Nov-09 13:17:26

Hi my mother is an author illustrator of children's books. Her current agent is actually retired and is also [in my opinion] rubbish. He hasn't done anything for her for years.
Example:
Some of her books were adapted for tv a few years ago then the process stalled. My mother asked her agent to find out what was going on and eventually he responded that his contact at the TV station had left, he didn't know anyone else there and so could do nothing.
My mother is aged and set in her ways. She says that her agent 'is the best in the business' She is scared of finding a new one.
I think she needs a new agent as her publisher diddled her two years ago and she is living on peanuts paid for by making school visits.
Anyone know a good agent or better still is one?
I know there are books in the library with agents listed but cold calling them is too scary for me and my mother would never contemplate it.

MitchyInge Sun 08-Nov-09 13:25:28

Lesley Pollinger is lovely

MitchyInge Sun 08-Nov-09 13:26:22

pollinger ltd

FlyMeToDunoon Sun 08-Nov-09 13:30:40

Thanks. Is it ok to just phone up and chat do you think?

MitchyInge Sun 08-Nov-09 13:34:15

I don't know, she became my agent when I worked with one of her existing authors on a book - don't know if she still works directly with clients but they seem to have a nice team

you could email her?

FlyMeToDunoon Sun 08-Nov-09 13:36:25

Right
<<girds loins>>
Thanks for that

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