Petite blogger wins grand deals

<p>Following a very competitive auction, Katy Follain at Michael Joseph/Penguin has bought Petite Anglaise and a second book by Catherine Sanderson, paying a sum approaching the mid six figures.

Sanderson made headlines earlier this year when her employer, the accountancy firm Dixon Wilson, sacked her after discovering that she was the author of the "La Petite Anglaise" blog, about the experiences of a 30-something single mother in Paris.

MJ will publish Petite Anglaise in spring 2008. Follain describes Sanderson as "a very talented writer, one that we are very keen to build so that she bec...

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