J. de S. Associates, Inc.


Knopf Nabs a Biography of Anne Spoerry
Publisher's Weekly, February 20, 2017

"Sonny Mehta and Andrew Miller of Knopf secured world rights to In Full Flight: A Story of Africa and Atonement, a biography of Anne Spoerry by John Hemingway, in a deal brokered by Jacques de Spoelberch of J. de S. Associates. According to the agent, the book tells the story of how Spoerry, known as the Flying Doctor, 'saved hundreds of thousands of East Africans until her death in 1999.' The book also goes into Spoerry's 'work as a WWII resistance fighter [and] her capture by the Germans and subsequent imprisonment in the horrific women's concentration camp Ravensbruck.' Knopf plans to publish In Full Flight in spring 2018."