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Miranda Hart to offer advice with Hodder

Hodder has bought a book by the comedian Miranda Hart, looking at "the unexpected pitfalls and horrors of growing up".

Publisher Hannah Black bought world rights in a deal with Gordon Wise at Curtis Brown. Is it Just Me? will be published in October 2012.

The publisher said: "Drawing on her life experiences, Miranda offers her younger self some much needed advice on how to cope with life’s rocky paths, whether it’s resisting unforgivable fashion choices, learning how to identify the distressing new epidemic of extreme motherhood, knowing what not to do when on a date, or lamenting the fact that getting past midnight at a social event has become distressing at 38."

Black said: "Miranda is an exceptionally gifted comic writer and performer, with a gleeful eye for self-mockery that is both hilarious and unifying—and typically British. We're very proud to be publishing such a major talent and all-round brilliant woman."

Hart's previous screen appearances include "Smack the Pony", "Absolutely Fabulous" and "Hyperdrive". Her self-penned eponymous sitcom is set to return to screens for its third series in autumn next year.