Book deal for Golden Girl

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GOLDEN Girl Jess Ennis is to have a book about her journey to Olympic gold published.

The book will detail how Jess – the daughter of a Jamaican painter and decorator and a social worker – rose up the rankings over the years to break records and become World Champion before winning heptathlon gold this summer.

Hodder and Stoughton is to publish the book on November 8.

A spokeswoman for the firm said: “Jessica Ennis has turned herself, by dint of her multi- disciplined skills, courage and commitment, into one of the great athletes of the modern era, decorated with awards and titles and an MBE at the age of 26.

“She constantly lifts herself out of her comfort zone to be the best in the world.”