HarperThorsons has bought a debut recipe book by Pear Café owner and 5:2 follower Elly Pear [pictured]. Editorial director Carolyn Thorne acquired UK and Commonwealth rights in Fast Days and Feast Days from Sheila Crowley at Curtis Brown.
The book will be a collection of over 100 of Pear's favourite recipes, inspired by world cooking but with an eye on the local greengrocers. "With clear and comprehensive advice on shopping well, stocking your fridge and cupboards sensibly and avoiding waste at all costs, this book will guide you to a new way of eating delicious, nutritious food all year round – on fast days and feast days," the publisher said.
Elly Pear - real name Elly Curshen - is the founding owner of the Pear Café in Bristol, described as "a must–visit destination for fresh, delicious, handmade soups, frittatas, and sandwiches" A follower of the 5:2 philosophy of eating, she is a food and cookery columnist for InStyle UK.
Thorne described Elly Pear as "a fresh new talent in the cookery space creating delicious recipes with a healthy twist, too."
Fast Days and Feast Days will be an April 2016 hardback.