HarperCollins acquires youngest-ever GBBO star's cookbook

HarperCollins acquires youngest-ever GBBO star's cookbook

HarperCollins has acquired Twist, the first cookbook from The Great British Bake Off’s youngest ever contestant, Martha Collison. 

Publisher Grace Cheetham acquired world rights from Claudia Young at Greene & Heaton.

Martha Collison contended in the 2014 series of GBBO - progressing to the quarter finals despite also studying for her AS levels - and impressed judges and viewers alike for her skilful ‘Showstoppers’ and technical-challenge feats. 

Collison’s first book encourages readers of any ability to be adventurous and create recipes all of their own through offering ‘twists’ on fail-safe recipes, complemented by practical instructions.

Cheetham said: “We’re delighted to become Martha’s publisher. Her creativity and baking know-how is extraordinarily impressive and we were wowed by the fresh and innovative direction Twist will take. We all use recipe books for inspiration – especially for baking. And Twist is all about giving bakers the ideas and inspiration to get creative themselves. Coupled with Martha’s approachable style and her knowledge of the science of baking, this book is perfect for those who loved Martha on The Great British Bake Off and continue to follow her in Waitrose Weekend.”