Lime Pictures options Malcolm Duffy debut

Rights - Children Wednesday, 16 October 2019

'A powerful and moving journey that wholly deserves to be seen on screen'

Lime Pictures has signed TV rights for Malcolm Duffy's young adult debut novel, Me Mam. Me Dad. Me. The deal was brokered by Matthew Dench at the Dench Arnold agency, in association with Davinia Andrew-Lynch of ANDLYN.

Rebecca Fenton, head of development, scripted - primetime and young adult at Lime Pictures, said: "I was hooked on Malcolm's absorbing story of a young boy trying to make sense of his Mam entering into an abusive relationship from the first page. Danny's first-person perspective, endearing naivety and all-consuming mission to find his Dad and save his Mum from her violent new partner is a powerful and moving journey that wholly deserves to be seen on screen. A work inspired by the author's research in women's refuges across the North-East, Me Mam. Me Dad. Me. is an exciting project with an important message that pulls no punches, though has a huge amount of heart and hope."

Publishing rights to the novel are with Fiona Kennedy at Zephyr Books. Duffy's novel was shortlisted for a Waterstones Children's Book Prize and longlisted for the Branford Boase Award.

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