Laetitia Rutherford

Laetitia Rutherford grew up in London, apart from holidays spent with her maternal family in France. She read English at Balliol College, Oxford, then started working in publishing first at Prospect magazine and then at HarperCollins. Five years later, she gained a Masters in 20thC Literature from Goldsmiths College, before returning to work and becoming a literary agent. In her spare time she has set up Nibfest, a new literary festival in Notting Hill, its inaugural outing was in April 2013. She is married to Film Director James Erksine and they live in London with their son.

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Cassoulet Confessions

Published by Hardie Grant on 15 September 2022, Hardback, £16.99  ‘Cassoulet Confessions’ is an enthralling memoir by award-winning food and travel writer Sylvie Bigar that reveals how a simple journalistic assignment sparked a culinary obsession and transcended into a quest for identity. Set in the stunning southern French countryside, this honest and poignant memoir conveys […]

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Nine Nasty Words

Language evolves with time, and so does what we consider profane or unspeakable. Nine Nasty Words is a rollicking examination of profanity, explored from every angle: historical, sociological, political, linguistic. In a particularly coarse moment, when the public discourse is shaped in part by once-shocking words, nothing could be timelier.

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