A book about cooking and hospitality, sold in aid of Great Ormond Street Hospital (GOSH) and The Starlight Children's Foundation, has sold so many copies that its is being reprinted for the third time.
'A Life in Food, a personal perspective on cooking and hospitality by the pioneer of boutique hotels', was written by Bea Tollman, the Founder and President of Red Carnation Hotels. It has sold nearly 8,000 copies so far. The full selling price is being donated to the charities, in particular to benefit patients with kidney conditions.
The illustrated account of Tollman's 50 year career is part cookery book, part autobiography.
Bea Tollman said: "Over the years, many people have asked me how I learned to cook, and where my journey with both fine dining and comfort food began. A Life in Food is the result. I hope it brings to others a little of the pleasure which cooking has given me all my life."