Author: John Purcell
Publication Date: 24 September 2018
Publisher: Harper Collins
Copy: Courtesy of the Publisher
John Purcell is a book industry insider with two decades of experience under his belt from owning a secondhand bookshop to the Director of Books for Booktopia and a bestselling trilogy under a pseudonym.
Taking that industry knowledge and allowing it to, and I’m theorising here, inspire a fiction novel about writers, their work and he industry.
Amy Winston is a hot-shot young book editor who made it big by making an average thriller writer huge, but now she’s spiralling back down. Her latest assignment is to bring a literary great back into publication.
Amy arrives at the West London townhouse to collect a novel, and finds a literary couple with different ideas about the novel.
The Girl on the Page asks searching questions about integrity and ambition, greed and betrayal and ultimately delivers a story of the power of great literature.
I have seen some great reviews of this one and a lot of enthusiasm about the book, everyone seems to be loving it and I think I will really enjoy it. A selection of our members are also reading it and I can’t wait to hear what they think.
Thanks to Harper Collins 15 of our lucky Beauty and Lace Club Members will be reading The Girl on the Page so please be aware there may be spoilers in the comments below. I can’t wait to read what they thought.
My blurb went missing… so now I have to bring you a new one. One that is a little broader too.
I devour books, vampires and supernatural creatures are my genre of choice but over the past couple of years I have broadened my horizons considerably.
I inhale music, hair metal that satisfies my inner bogan is where my musical passion lies, but again I’ve been exposed to lots of different music I wouldn’t normally listen to and have broadened those horizons also.
In a nutshell – I love to write! I love interacting with a diverse range of artists to bring you interviews.
Perhaps we were perfect before – I LOVE WORDS! Reading, writing, speaking, listening – if it’s got words I’m there!