Today comes the news that film rights for The Bolter by Frances Osborne have been acquired by New Regency Productions. The Bolter has been a bestseller on both sides of the Atlantic, and a major screenwriter is expected to sign up to the project in the next few months.
'A corker of a subject. Idina's behaviour . . . probably inspired The Bolter in Nancy Mitford's The Pursuit of Love. Osborne's richly wrought descriptions of glittering Paris nights and lush mountainous landscapes of Kenya's Happy Valley are fabulous . . . A breakneck-paced, thoroughly diverting story' Valerie Grove, The Times