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Summersdale buys An Apple a Day
25.07.11 | Graeme Neill
Summersdale has bought world rights to a book about anorexia by Emma Woolf, the writer of the Times column An Apple a Day.
Commissioning editor Jennifer Barclay bought the rights from Sarah Such of Sarah Such Literary Agency. It will be published as one of Summersdale's lead titles in spring 2012.
The book, An Apple a Day: A True Story of Love and Recovery from Anorexia, is about Woolf's struggle with the eating disorder. Woolf survived eating an apple a day and exercising heavily for 10 years but stopped when she was 32 after she met the man of her dreams and decided she wanted to start a family. She has written about this battle in her Times column since November 2010.
Barclay said the book was a "compelling, honest and life-affirming account of [Woolf's] journey of love and recovery, of reclaiming her life after a painful decade of anorexia".