Pan Mac to release Floyd autobiography as planned

<p>Pan Macmillan will publish Keith Floyd&#39;s autobiography <em>Stirred But Not Shaken</em> (Sidgwick &amp; Jackson) in hardback on 2nd October as planned. The celebrity chef died yesterday (14th September).<br /><br />A statement from the publisher said: &quot;We very much hope the book will stand as a fitting testimonial to a man who was one of this country&rsquo;s most loved and natural communicators &ndash; both of his love for food and his passion for life.&quot;</p><p>Ingrid Connell, Floyd&#39;s editor said that the book was finished in August. Compared to his previous autobiography published by HarperCollins (<em>Out of the Frying Pan: Scenes from my life</em>) Connell said that this title would be &quot;a lot more revealing&quot; and would be &quot;darker&quot; detailing the break down of his marriage.</p><p>Floyd was a well known British chef who hosted numerous cookery shows and published a selection of books combining cookery and travel. He died of a heart attack on Monday aged 65.<br /><br />Connell added: &quot;It was a privilege to get to know Keith, who was truly one of a kind - a wonderful raconteur, opinionated, charming and extremely generous. He brought all his legendary honesty to the writing process and was justly proud of the final manuscript. I am very sorry I didn&rsquo;t get to give him a copy of the finished book.&quot;</p>