Mary Berry to be LBF Guest of Honour

Mary Berry to be LBF Guest of Honour

Cookery writer and television presenter Mary Berry will be Guest of Honour at The London Book Fair (LBF), officially opening the conference on Tuesday 14th April.

Jacks Thomas, director of LBF, said: “What better way to celebrate LBF’s move to a much-loved and world-renowned new home than to have this 44th book fair opened by one of Britain’s most esteemed authors; the Mary Berry brand extends way beyond both books and Britain. It is an absolute delight and honour to welcome Mary to the book fair. ”

Berry added: “I am thrilled to be invited to The London Book Fair as a Guest of Honour. I’m very much looking forward to opening this important event. Having been involved in the book industry for over 45 years, I’m looking forward to seeing the new ideas and publications on display at this year’s Fair.’’

Berry will be part of LBF’s Opening Ceremony, taking place in the conference’s new home at London Olympia, West London.

In addition to being a judge on the BBC’s “The Great British Bake Off” and presenting her own cookery shows, Berry has written over 80 books during a publishing career spanning 45 years. She is published by Dorling Kindersley internationally and BBC Books at Penguin Random House in the UK. Her latest book, Mary Berry Cooks the Perfect (Dorling Kindersley), has sold 101,338 copies through Nielsen BookScan since its publication in September 2014. Her next title, Mary Berry’s Absolute Favourites (BBC Books), will be published tomorrow (26th February). She has sold 1,982,824 books through Nielsen BookScan in total.