Sophie Dahl was the original British plus size icon who was proud to show her size 16 figure to the world in a number of 'bare all' shoots including one for Yves st Laurent and their perfume 'Opium'. In more recent years Sophie has bowed to the pressure of the industry and has shrunk to a size 8.
It has now come to light that Sophie is writing a tell-all memoir about her problems with food and has signed a deal with publisher HarperCollins to write the book. A HarperCollins spokesman says, 'This is going to be an intimate food memoir. It will be a very personal piece of writing on her thoughts and relationship with food. But the book will not just be about her feelings on the subject - it's also going to be a celebration of food. And I can assure you: there will be nothing in there about faddish diets.' As the daughter of Roald Dahl she has a lot to live up to if she is to be a successful author but Sophie has already had a number of short stories published.