Andrea Corr deal for HarperCollins Ireland

Rights - NonFiction Thursday, 16 May 2019

Popstar's Barefoot Pilgrimage - 'a compelling and honest memoir' - set for October publication

HarperCollins will publish Andrea Corr’s Barefoot Pilgrimage this autumn after the book was acquired with World Rights from the author and her management, by Eoin McHugh, publishing director, HarperCollins in Ireland.

According to the acquisition statement: 'Barefoot Pilgrimage is a compelling and honest memoir – in part, an exercise in coming to terms with and making sense of life and mortality following the loss of a beloved father; in part, a reflection on an unlikely journey with her siblings through the music industry; in part, a meditation on family, on music, and on creativity; and, in part, a shout-out for love and for hope.

'Illustrated with personal photographs and with original poems interspersed throughout the text, this is a very personal – at times very funny, at times deeply moving – book from an iconic figure in popular music.

As the lead singer of The Corrs, Andrea Corr achieved global success with her three elder siblings. She now lives in London with her husband and two children; Barefoot Pilgrimage is her first book.

Andrea Corr said: "I am delighted to be publishing a book with HarperCollins and thank them for believing in me, a novice in this book world, with my memoir Barefoot Pilgrimage."

McHugh said: "It’s really wonderful to have the opportunity to publish Andrea’s very special memoir – a labour of love which tells a compelling story about family and music, about loss, and about creativity."

Pictured: Andrea Corr (cr John Swannell)

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