Mitchell Beazley, part of Octopus Publishing Group, acquired Destination Fabulous: finding your way to your best self by Anna Murphy, Fashion Director of Times.
Publisher Alison Starling acquired worldwide rights in all languages directly from the author. It will be released on March 2.
The synopsis reads: “At 50, Anna Murphy feels more visible than at any time in her life and her new book offers a wise and inspiring guide to making the most of life as a adult woman, from the practical (how to dress your best) to the existential (how to feel your best).
“Fabulous destination is not about impossible goals. This is not to deny the aging process, nor to attempt to erase its signs. Nor is it about dropping everything. It’s a matter of balance. It is about the possible and the present. How to lift and smooth your face naturally? Should we turn gray and, if so, how? How are you coping with menopause? Anna combines her knowledge of years of writing about fashion and beauty with her openness to alternative ways of thinking found in disciplines such as yoga and Chinese medicine.
“[Murphy] knows the power that clothes can bring and shares her tips for finding your way to a wardrobe that will transform not only how you look, but also how you feel.”
She draws on the wisdom of writers as diverse as Pema Chodron, Eckhart Tolle, Nora Ephron and Mary Oliver to get her message across, the publisher continued. “She writes about saying goodbye to what doesn’t serve you and welcoming what serves you; about building relationships that work for you as well as others; and finding your purpose, whether in your personal or professional life.”
Starling said: “I have long admired Anna Murphy’s cheerful and smart approach to fashion and the power of clothes, but it was her brilliant Times article ‘This is what 50 looks like’ who inspired me to approach him about Fabulous destination. The varied and thoughtful advice she offers in this beautifully written book will be invaluable to women at all stages of life. »
Murphy said, “I’ve spent the last two decades of my life researching and thinking about how to be and how to age better. I thought it was just for my eyes and the growing number of friends who insisted on being kept up to date with my latest discoveries. Guess that should have been a clue that I was onto something. Anyway, it has been a pleasure and a privilege to write my conclusions for a wider audience.