Biteback Publishing MD, Iain Dale has bought UK & Commonwealth rights to Valérie Trierweiler’s memoir about her tumultuous relationship with French President Francois Hollande, from Anna Jarota at the Anna Jarota Agency in Paris.  The book, published in France under the bittersweet title, Merci pour ce Moment, has sold over 400,000 copies in just three weeks and is France’s fastest selling book ever.

The book will be published by Biteback in the UK in November, and Valérie Trierweiler will be coming over to England at the time of publication for a PR tour. 

Iain Dale said ‘We are thrilled to be publishing Valérie’s memoirs, which reveal the truth about her relationship with the President, from its passionate beginnings to its brutal ending in a brief press statement. I’m glad she specifically chose Biteback because it is the type of book we are very well placed to publish.’  
Valérie Trierweiler said ’I am delighted to be publishing my memoirs with Biteback – they know how to publish a book like this. My reputation was always trashed by the press in France so at last I decided to write my story.  I wanted for people in England, Australia and New Zealand to hear from me directly – who I really am and what I have been through.’

The book will be supported by a full PR & Marketing campaign. The book is being translated by Clémence Sebag. 

Price: £18.99 Hardback       
ISBN:  9781849548236

For more information please contact: Suzanne Sangster on 020 7091 1260 or email