EXCLUSIVE: Discover HopwoodThe treatise, written by actor and producer Hopwood DePree, has signed a worldwide publishing contract after an public sale. Rachel Kahan, editor-in-chief of William Morrow, a division of HarperCollins USA, landed the e-book with a six-figure advance.
DePree’s e-book recounts his journey from Hollywood to the north of England to save lots of his shabby 600-year-old Hopwood Corridor Property. It was developed from its hour-long dwell stand-up comedy present that toured in 2019 and culminated on the Edinburgh Fringe final yr. He additionally recorded the journey on his Youtube channel.
Rachel Kahan has been the editor of bestsellers, together with Hidden figureswhich has been transformed into an Oscar-nominated movie.
Hopwood Corridor Property was misplaced to the Hopwood household within the early 20th century when the final two male heirs in England had been killed throughout World Struggle I. DePree rediscovered the constructing whereas browsing the Web, acknowledged it from childhood tales, and determined to carry it again to life.
“This can be a big step ahead in saving Hopwood Corridor,” stated DePree. “I’m nonetheless in shock at how persecution of my ancestors led me on this journey of my life. I hope that telling my story will encourage others to hunt out their very own ancestors to see the place they lead. I additionally sincerely hope that I can elevate as a lot consciousness as attainable about saving the Hopwood Corridor Property in order that it may be utilized by future generations. “
Hopwood DePree was once more assisted by literary agent Jen Marshall of Aevitas Artistic Administration and supervisor Jay Froberg of ROAR.