Blink, a leading commercial non-fiction imprint of Bonnier Books UK, has acquired the new memoir from much-loved broadcasting personality and bestselling author Kate Garraway.
Michelle Signore, editorial director, acquired world all language rights for The Strength of Love from Zoe Ross at United Agents.
The Strength of Love sees Kate share the new and unpredictable stages of family life. Three years since her husband Derek was taken ill, the world is a lot more challenging socially, politically and economically. Kate picks up from her debut number one best-selling memoir, The Power of Hope and shares untold details of how she and the whole family have been dealing with the gruelling challenges that come with caring for someone you love most, Derek’s long-term recovery and how the dynamics of their everyday life have been re-shaped since Derek came home.
This is a celebration of the enduring power of love, even in the darkest of days
The book will simultaneously publish in audio, for which Kate will be narrating.
Author Kate Garraway said: ‘The Strength of Love is about Derek’s ongoing battle to take back control of his body and mind, the amazing people who have helped us along the way and how love in all its forms can pull you to the brink one moment, and lift you up the next. We are all learning how to deal with the vast multitude of changes we have experienced in recent times whilst all trying to navigate through life the best way we can. I know I am far from alone in wrestling with these challenges and whilst we are lucky in so many ways, I just hope some of the lessons I have learnt will help everyone in their own daily battles too.’
Editorial Director Michelle Signore said: ‘I am so thrilled to be working with Kate again on her new book. So many of us continue to be in awe of her incredible strength and resilience in the face of the huge changes and uncertainty she faces. With her trademark insight and empathy, Kate tells both her and Derek’s story, as well as reaching out to all of us going through challenging times.’
The Strength of Love will be published in hardback, eBook and audio on 14th September 2023 by Blink Publishing.