Conway, Anova's military, naval and transport imprint, is publishing the official tie-in to the Imperial War Museum's major 2012 exhibition about life during wartime.
The book will focus on family life during the Second World War, concentrating on a single family and topics such as evacuation, conscription, factory work and the Women’s Voluntary Service, as well as the realities of rationing and air raids.
Publisher John Lee bought world rights to the book, provisionally entitled Family in War and written by Maureen Waller, from Jonathan Lloyd at Curtis Brown, who represented Waller, and the Barbara Levy Literary Agency, who acted on behalf of the Imperial War Museum.
Lee said: "We are delighted to build on the relationship we established this year with the War Correspondent [exhibition] tie-in and to work for the first time with the bestselling author, Maureen Waller, on this exciting new project that will take up a prime exhibition space on the ground floor of the museum.
"Combining family history with the Second World War has always produced tremendous results for Conway."