Gerry Adams reveals he is writing The Negotiators Cookbook

Gerry Adams reveals he is writing The Negotiators Cookbook

Former Sinn Féin leader Gerry Adams has revealed he is publishing a cookbook in time for Christmas.

Adams revealed he was writing The Negotiators Cookbook, promising recipes with "some of the best-kept secrets of the [1998] Irish peace process", while at west Belfast arts festival Féile an Phobail over the weekend.

According to the Irish Times, Adams said: "The British never fed us. They never had any food. But as intrepid republicans and being blessed by one or two great cooks these are the recipes that sustained the Irish negotiating team.

"It contains some of the best-kept secrets of the Irish peace process."

Adams appeared to post the front cover of the book on Twitter on Monday (6th August), indicating he was writing it "with a little help from" republicans Ted Howell and Padraic Wilson.

Captioning the tweet, he wrote: "Not 2 Long 2 Christmas. A Wee Taste Of A Great Stocking Filler From Ted & Pádraic agus Mise."

Adams has previously published a number of books, both fiction and non-fiction, including Before the Dawn: An Autobiography (2015), Cage Eleven (2014), The Street and other stories (2014) and An Irish Eye (2007), all published with Brandon, an imprint of The O'Brien Press.

He also published a book of tweets, My Little Book of Tweets, with Mercier Press in Cork in 2016, hoping to "show the lighter side of his personality and allow the reader some insight into his private life."

Details for The Negotiators Cookbook are not currently available on Amazon. However Adams' office confirmed the book will be published by Sinn Féin as a fundraising initiative, and is due for publication before Christmas.

In the UK, including Northern Ireland, Adams has sold 7,918 print books for £95,103, with Hope and History, his biggest seller, shifting 2,512 copies in hardback and 2,322 copies in paperback, according to Nielsen BookScan.