Diane Abbott's 'powerful' memoir won by Viking in six-way auction

Diane Abbott's 'powerful' memoir won by Viking in six-way auction

Viking has won a six-publisher auction for veteran Labour politician Diane Abbott's “powerful” memoir, A Woman Like Me.

UK and Commonwealth rights were acquired by editorial assistant Alpana Sajip and publisher Mary Mount from Juliet Pickering at Blake Friedmann. The memoir will be published in hardback, e-book and audiobook in summer 2022.

Its publication will mark the 35th anniversary of Abbott's June 1987 election to Parliament, becoming the first Black woman to do so. Since then she has spent more than three decades in politics, campaigning for everything from increasing access to edu...

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