Diamond Kahn & Woods Literary Agency

Hodder acquires second book from Laura Jane Williams

Hodder & Stoughton is delighted to announce the acquisition of Ice Cream for Breakfast: Child-Like Solutions to Bullsh*t Adult Problems by Laura Jane Williams, a book on the art of reconnecting with your inner child in order to make your adult life simpler and happier. It will be publishing in hardback on 20 April 2017, and Editorial Director Briony Gowlett acquired world rights from Ella Kahn at Diamond Kahn & Woods Literary Agency. French rights in the book have also been pre-empted by Marabout.

Ice Cream for Breakfast is the life-changing guide that every under-giggling grown-up needs to remind themselves of the freedom and joy that comes with rediscoveringx your inner child. Full of spirit and un-self-conscious enthusiasm, this book is the permission slip all fully-functioning, slightly-overworked and inexplicably serious adults need to locate their inner-child nestled deep within.

Laura Jane Williams is the author of Becoming: Sex, Second Chances and Figuring Out Who The Hell I Am, and is Grazia magazine’s weekly dating columnist. She’s written everywhere from the Guardian to RED, to Buzzfeed, The Metro, The Telegraph and Stylist.

Laura said: ‘I am so thrilled to be working with Hodder on my second book. Hodder is home, to me – I love the team there so much. Ice Cream is a real passion project for everyone involved, and I feel so very honoured that they continue to champion me, my ideas, and most excitingly – my words. I’m a very lucky author indeed, and can’t wait to do them proud.’

Briony Gowlett said: ‘I fell instantly in love with this book. Sharply written and observed it is the fierce reminder we all need to laugh harder, wonder more, and marvel at magic on the daily. Ice Cream for Breakfast is just the tonic for those ‘being an adult is complicated’ days we know all too well.’

Ella Kahn said: ‘Ice Cream for Breakfast is such a fun, uplifting idea, and Laura and Hodder make the perfect team to bring it to life. It’s been a pleasure to work with Hodder on Laura’s memoir Becoming, and I’m so excited to be continuing the relationship and taking it in a new direction with this second book.’