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Grand Central Buys Liverbirds Memoir
Mary Dostal and Sylvia Wiggins, who were members of the Liverbirds, the U.K.’s first all-female rock band, sold a memoir to Grand Central Publishing. Karen Kosztolnyik nabbed North American rights, in a deal brokered by Susan Golomb at Writers House on behalf of Jenny Hewson at London’s Luytens & Rubinstein. The band was featured in a short documentary by the New York Times that Grand Central said has been viewed more than 800,000 times to date. Formed in the 1960s, the Liverbirds toured with the Rolling Stones and the Kinks, but, the publisher explained, their ambitions were derailed by “dramatic life events—as well as events that would only clip the wings of ambitious young women.” The book, tentatively titled The Liverbirds, is set for 2024.
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