BALANCE YOUR LIFE THE HUNTING PARTY
(£16.99, published by DK on January 3)
Now settled - and running a pub - across the border in West Sussex, former supermodel Jodie Kidd spent most of her younger years growing up in and around Guildford.
In this book, written with French personal trainer and nutritionist Amélie Khellaf-govett, Jodie puts to the test Amélie’s simple and fad-free approach to a healthy lifestyle, which combines eating well to cut down on sugar with realistic weekly exercise plans.
“A big birthday this year made me sit up and take notice of my body in ways I never have before. I’ve been on a mission to achieve more energy and mental clarity, and to make better food choices. That’s what’s made me embark on this programme. I love Amélie’s promise of achieving the balance so many of us need in our lives,” says Jodie.
Split into three, two-week phases, Balance Your Life is packed with tips and advice, and Amélie’s motivational style encourages you every step of the way. You may never look at the friends you’ve just rung in the New Year with in the same way again after reading this new novel, the TV rights to which have already been sold. Set in the beautiful but wild remoteness of the Sottish Highlands, it follows nine friends as the celebrate New Year in a luxury lodge during an evening of glamour, glitz and excess. But the next 48 hours see the festivities overflow with tension, opening old wounds, and exposing friendship-destroying secrets.
The clock has barely struck midnight when a broken body is found in the snow. It’s not an accident. It’s a murder among friends. When a thick blizzard descends, the group are trapped, surrounded by wilderness and cloaked in suspicion.
No-one can get in and no-one can get out. Not even the killer.