Octopus inks Spencer

Octopus inks Spencer

Octopus has bagged a book of healthy recipes for over-40s, co-authored by one half of the team behind The Fast Diet.

Publisher Alison starling bought world rights to The Midlife Kitchen by Mimi Spencer and Sam Rice from Antony Topping at Greene & Heaton, following a "hotly contested bidding war".

The title, to be published under the Mitchell Beazley imprint, contains health-boosting recipes that offer "the best possible odds for a healthy future".

Spencer co-wrote the zeitgeisty The Fast Diet with Michael Mosley, along with an additional recipe book tied to the diet; the two have sold almost 800,000 copies through BookScan UK to date.