Icon signs Vintage Years columnist

Icon signs Vintage Years columnist

Icon Books has signed a book from the anonymous Guardian columnist behind 'The Vintage Years'.

The author of the column, who was known in the newspaper only as 'The Invisible Woman', was revealed last year as Helen Walmsley-Johnson, a former PA for the Guardian's editor Alan Rusbridger, who uses the regular pieces to discuss life for women after turning 50. The book, which will be titled The Invisible Woman, will expand on the theme.

Commissioning editor Kate Hewson signed UK and Commonwealth rights from Juliet Pickering at the Blake Friedmann Agency.

Hewson said: "The Invisible Woman is a vital, timely book about how to navigate that stage of life when women – no longer blushing brides or mothers of children – seem to somehow disappear from public life. With this book Helen takes what she has done so well as a Guardian columnist and expands it to an even wider audience – her unique skill is that she writes in a way that appeals not just to women her age, but to their partners, daughters, sons and everyone in between.​"

The Invisible Woman will be published in June 2015.