Preface presents Fiona Phillips memoir

<p>Preface publisher Trevor Dolby has acquired world rights to a memoir by GMTV presenter Fiona Phillips. </p><p>The deal, for an undisclosed sum, was conducted via Jonathan Groves at Billy Marsh Associates. The book will be published in hardback by the Cornerstone imprint in autumn 2010.</p><p>Phillips has presented GMTV for more than 12 years but announced last year she would be quitting because her father had been diagnosed in 2008 with Alzheimer&rsquo;s, two years after her mother had died of the same disease. </p><p>Phillips said the book would be &ldquo;a frank and open account&rdquo; of caring for her parents. <br />She added: &ldquo;Hopefully, it&rsquo;ll act as a rallying point for the hundreds of thousands of people who find themselves in the same horrible situation. The book won&rsquo;t be all sadness however. Like most trials in life there are lots of lighter moments.&rdquo;</p><p>Phillips has already written widely on Alzheimer&rsquo;s in newspapers and magazines and has campaigned for more support from the government for carers. </p><p>In January, she made the programme &ldquo;Mum, Dad, Alzheimer&rsquo;s and Me&rdquo; for Channel <br />Four. She is also a patron of the Alzheimer&rsquo;s Society.&nbsp; </p>