We are thrilled to announce we have acquired Bedtime Stories for Worried Liberals by acclaimed writer and columnist Stuart Heritage.

Anxious? Angry? Waking up in the middle of the night to worry about plastic pollution, Brexit and why everything seems to be so horrible all the time? Thumb sore from scrolling through the Guardian news app, even though it makes you want to cry? Help is here, in the shape of Stuart Heritage’s hilarious Bedtime Stories for Worried Liberals. Put down your phone, log off Twitter, and let yourself be lulled to sleep by stories from a world where Brexit disappears in a puff of smoke, Waitrose is free, and fairy godmothers look a lot like Barack Obama.

Stuart Heritage is a writer and columnist for The GuardianThe Timesand Esquire, and the author of Don't be a Dick, Pete. He has also written for a range of publications and television programmes, and founded and edited award-winning blogs.

Profile Senior Commissioning Editor Cecily Gayford has acquired World Rights from Antony Topping at Greene & Heaton. We will publish in hardback in November 2019.

Cecily Gayford says: ‘I’m so thrilled to be publishing this book, which promises to be that special and all-too-rare combination of hilarious and soothing. I’ve been a fan of Stuart’s writing for years and it’s brilliant to be working together on this, truly a book for our troubled times.’

Stuart Heritage says: ‘I’m excited to bring this book into existence – especially because, as a worried liberal myself, it means I might actually get some sleep now.’ 

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