Hodder Studio has signed Love and Choice, a “progressive” relationship guide by psychotherapist and author Lucy Fry.
Harriet Poland and Kwaku Osei-Afrifa bought UK and British Commonwealth rights from Rachel Mills at Rachel Mills Literary, and will publish on 10th February 2022.
The blurb reads: “Lucy Fry thinks all relationships should start with one very simple question: What would you choose, if you felt able? Love and Choice presents a progressive, considered new perspective on how to bring choice into each part of your relationship – decision over dogma, malleability over maxim, symbiosis over status quo.
“It will explain the challenges and opportunities in each step, from first conversations, to big life decisions, through compromises and how to manage the outside world. It will explain the challenges and opportunities in each step, from first conversations, to big life decisions, through compromises and how to manage the outside world."
Fry is a London-based writer, speaker and psychotherapist, specialising in health and relationships. Her two existing books, Run, Ride, Sink or Swim (Faber) and Easier Ways to Say I Love You (Myriad Editions). She is also a former Telegraph columnist and freelancer for broadsheets, tabloids and magazines.
“So many people go through life with an unconscious blueprint on relationships, the form and trajectory they should take,” Fry said. “But, as lots of the incredible personal stories in this book demonstrate, there are so many different ways to think about sexuality, lifestyle and romance – ways you might never have dreamt of. Once we understand our various choices, and how to choose responsibly, then bit by bit life can transform.”
Poland commented: “This book has already sparked endless conversations, questions and self-analysis. Lucy is such a thoughtful and exciting thinker — Kwaku and I can’t wait to bring this book to a wide audience and inspire a radical shift in how we all approach relationships.”