Big Deals: The Cake Princess, Starring Nigella Lawson

We normally limit our Big Deals reportage to major food books by folks we love (or love to hate), but exceptions can be made for special cases. Like this one — from Publisher's Marketplace's deal report:

Mar'ce Merrell's debut YA novel THE CAKE PRINCESS, a modern day fairytale with bite, about a high-schooler who succumbs to lonely hours of Food TV when she loses her best friend to a popular boy and discovers the complex chemistry of cakes and friendship with the help of virtual fairy good mother [sic] , Nigella Lawson.

We can't help but wonder if the Nigella-as-fairy-godmother element is blatant movie-deal bait, but if it is, it works: We would so go see a movie starring Nigella. The book will be published in fall 2011 by Feiwel & Friends Books, and we can hardly wait.

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