Guardian Faber lands 'uplifting' book from columnist Parkinson

Guardian Faber lands 'uplifting' book from columnist Parkinson

Guardian Faber has landed an "uplifting" new book from Guardian columnist Hannah Jane Parkinson.

Associate publisher Laura Hassan acquired world all language and audio rights for The Joy of Small Things from the author directly. The book will publish on 5th October 2021 in hardback and includes a mix of new material and existing columns. Parkinson writes on culture, music, football, politics and mental health.

The publisher said: "Parkinson is a specialist in savouring the small pleasures of life. She revels in her fluffy dressing gown ('like bathing in marshmallow'), finds calm in solo cinema trips, is charmed by the personalities of fonts (‘you’ll never see Comic Sans on a funeral notice’) and celebrates pockets. Parkinson's everyday exaltations, selected from her immensely successful Guardian column, will utterly delight."

Hassan added: "Working on this book has been a huge joy, particularly through the pandemic. It was a pleasure to be reminded of all the loveliest stuff of life—flirting and fonts, house parties and handwritten letters, day trips and dogs in parks. This book will raise your spirits and put a spring in your step."