Beatrice Colin’s TO CAPTURE WHAT WE CANNOT KEEP, set in Paris against the backdrop of the building of the Eiffel Tower, in which a penniless widow and an upper class engineer fall in love, despite their different social strata, has sold to Amy Einhorn at Flatiron Books, in a pre-empt, by Kate Johnson at Wolf Literary Services (World).


Beatrice Colin is a novelist based in Glasgow. The Luminous Life of Lilly Aphrodite/The Glimmer Palace (John Murray/Riverhead, 2008), a novel set in Berlin in the early 20th century, was translated into eight languages, was a Richard and Judy pick and was short-listed for several major awards. The Songwriter (John Murray, 2010) was set in jazz-age New York and translated into Italian and Portuguese.


Pyrate’s Boy (Floris Books, 2013), a novel for children set in Scotland and the West Indies, was short-listed for a Scottish Children’s Book Award 2015. My Invisible Sister (Bloomsbury UK, 2010), which was co-written with Sara Pinto, is being made into a movie for television by Disney (2015). She also writes radio plays and adaptations for BBC Radio 4.


Visit Beatrice’s website at and follow her on Twitter: @beatricecolin.