Yellow Kite is publishing ES Magazine editor Laura Weir’s first book, Cosy: The British Art of Comfort.
Lauren Whelan bought World rights on an exclusive submission from Charlie Brotherstone at Brotherstone Creative Management, to publish in hardback later this month on 29th November 2018.
Pitched as "the perfect gift book this Christmas", the book about 'cosiness' has been described as "a tool kit to soften the edges of life", "a slacker’s guide to staying in" and "antidote to peak frazzle". Illustrations will feature from artist Rose Electra Harris, as well as contributions from the likes of Dolly Alderton and Christopher Kane.
Chiming with the book's editor, who claimed 'cosy' as "a concept intrinsically connected to British culture", Weir said the book was was not about hygge but "those personal cosy comforts we take for granted and don’t tell anyone about (or Instagram)". Examples cited include warm cups of tea, buttered toast, open fires and wrapping up for a windswept walk.
"Laura is the perfect author to capture and encourage this need for warming, easy comforts in the face of modern life," said Whelan. "The book speaks to people who want to tuck in and switch off and it couldn’t come at a better time. I’m delighted to be publishing Laura’s first book on our Yellow Kite list."
Weir, who formerly held senior roles at British Vogue and The Sunday Times, is also on the British Fashion Council's Press Committee and is the co-founder of wearemoody.com, an online platform dedicated to women's mental health and wellbeing.