Orion Spring will publish How to Heal a Broken Heart by Rosie Green in February 2021.
Publishing director Pippa Wright acquired world rights from Rebecca Ritchie at A M Heath in an exclusive submission.
Green — who shared details of her happy family life in her Red magazine column — had her world turned upside down when her husband of 26 years walked out on her and declined to leave so much as a forwarding address. She was desperate to keep her family together and found herself unable to sleep or eat.
Described as part memoir, part self-help, How to Heal a Broken Heart will be a "handbook" to help readers who are going through heartbreak to "heal faster, understand yourself better and move on".
Green said: "When I wrote about my marriage implosion, I was overwhelmed by the response. I realised that telling my story was helping so many others through heartbreak, so this book is about sharing the experiences and experts that helped me navigate it. I am so excited to be publishing my first book with Orion Spring, and especially with Pippa who has been so passionate about me telling this story."
Wright commented: "I’ve long been a fan of Rosie’s brilliant writing, and loved her Red magazine column about her happy family life, which made the revelation of the devastating end of her marriage, told with Rosie’s fearless candour, doubly shocking and sad. Her story from rock bottom to redemption is inspiring, honest and darkly, powerfully funny."
Green has is a contributing editor at Red magazine and a columnist for the Telegraph.
Author photo: Matt Lever
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