Hodder goes to Extremes in seven way auction

Hodder & Stoughton has won a seven-way auction to publish a non-fiction title by "How to Mend a Broken Heart" presenter Dr Kevin Fong.

Non-fiction publisher at Hodder Rupert Lancaster acquired British Commonwealth rights to Extremes through Will Francis of Janklow & Nesbit.

Lancaster said: "It's wonderful to find a new author who can explain complex issues in a straightforward way. We're thrilled to be publishing Kevin's first book—Extremes will show the way avant-garde medical techniques are fundamentally changing our understanding of how our bodies work, and the nature of life and death".

Fong is a consultant anaesthetist at University College Hospital, and holds separate degrees in astrophysics and engineering. He is currently presenting a series of Horizon documentaries on BBC2, and has a regular column in the Times Higher Educational magazine.

Hodder will publish for Christmas 2012.