Harper drives deal for 'The Grand Tour'

Harper drives deal for 'The Grand Tour'

HarperNonFiction has acquired two books from Amazon series "The Grand Tour".

HarperCollins publishing director Jack Fogg bought world rights all languages from Jonny Geller at Curtis Brown.

The Grand Tour to the World will be published this October with a second book to follow in 2018.

The first book is billed as “part travel companion, part factually dubious encyclopedia” and “will be the go-to book for car fans and petrol heads alike”. Publication on 6th October will coincide with the second series of the successful Amazon Original motoring show, featuring Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond and James May. The show launched last summer following the presenters' departures from the BBC's "Top Gear". 

Kate Elton, HarperCollins UK’s executive publisher for fiction and non-fiction, said: “'The Grand Tour' is simply one of the biggest and best content propositions out there - it’s funny, ground-breaking and innovative; a perfect example of must-watch destination viewing, with an incredibly loyal and engaged fanbase around the world. I’m so thrilled that the team have chosen HarperNonFiction as their publishing partner.”

Fogg said: "Who better than the likes of Clarkson, Hammond and May to expand our horizons and introduce us to the great cultural wealth the world has to offer. The book will be highly informative, beautifully presented, wildly offensive and bloody funny.”