We're delighted that Andy Mulligan's extraordinary novel of adventure and friendship is going to be a film – produced by Stephen Daldry, with a script by Richard Curtis, and starring Rooney Mara, Martin Sheen and Wagner Moura.
Newly independent, we remain the same – a small story house based in Oxford. We choose the very best stories or narratives we can find for people to read. It's a great job. We don't choose very many, sometimes as few as just one book a month, sometimes a novel, sometimes a picture book.
In the summer of 2013 DFB has been an independent publishing house, and our first independent titles launched in June 2014.
Take a look at these! Artist Guy Reid has created mesmerising small-scale sculptures of four of our most mesmerising storytellers: Philip Pullman, Dame Jacqueline Wilson, Nick Sharratt and Ian Beck.