Transworld buys Armstrong on the Arctic

Transworld buys Armstrong on the Arctic

Transworld has acquired a book by comedian and television presenter Alexander Armstrong to accompany a television series about his trip to the Arctic.

Editorial director Andrea Henry bought world rights to Land of the Midnight Sun: Alexander’s Arctic Adventure from Shirley Patton, head of publishing at ITV, and Peter Bennett Jones at PBJ Management. The book is Henry’s first acquisition at Transworld.

She said: “We’re incredibly excited that Alexander is coming to Bantam Press. ITV is shipping him off to the northern-most parts of Eurasia, North America and Scandinavia to shiver in the coldest village in the world, ride with the ice road truckers in Canada, work with reindeer breeders and generally get stuck in wherever he goes.

“The book will be a lively account of this epic journey. Alexander will share with us entertaining and pithy personal observations, written with his inimitable wit and charm.”

Armstrong is the host of BBC One quiz show “Pointless”, and his ITV series, which has the same name as the book, will be aired in autumn 2015. Armstrong has co-written a number of “Pointless” books with co-host Richard Osman, published by Coronet, an imprint of Hodder.