Bob Hoskins' daughter to write memoir for Hutchinson

Bob Hoskins' daughter to write memoir for Hutchinson

Hutchinson has acquired world rights to a book about the late actor Bob Hoskins by his daughter Rosa Hoskins.

Jocasta Hamilton acquired the rights, for an undisclosed sum, to It’s All Going Wonderfully Well from Robert Kirby at United Agents.

After Hoskins died of Parkinson’s earlier this year, his daughter posted a blog called "Lessons from Dad", which received an extraordinary response.

In the book, Rosa Hoskins remembers the times she shared with her dad, including at home and on the set of films like “Hook”, and “goes on a journey to learn more about him, gathering stories from the people he worked with over the years”, including Judi Dench and Robert Zemeckis.

Rosa Hoskins said: “When I was born my dad was an already established star - he had an extraordinary life. Together with my co-author, Richard Butchins, I am going on a journey to discover what made him an exceptional man and led him to stardom.” Hamilton said: “The humour, honesty, enormous love and respect that obviously characterised Rosa and her dad’s relationship fills Rosa’s moving memoir about growing up, grieving and finding a way to hold on to what you’ve lost.”

Hutchinson will publish It’s All Going Wonderfully Well as a £14.99 hardback in July 2015, followed by a Windmill paperback.