A light-hearted, sparkling novel set in a Yorkshire Dales radio station.
Rose Shawe has a morning programme on BBC Radio Ridings. She also has a great job, a delightful house, a teeming diary, a lovely daughter, a clever lover, and a well-concealed past. Once there was a cabaret artist called Rita Bagshawe who Rose used to know. Not a stripper. Just a singer with a few dodgy friends who enhanced her finale by shedding a few garments. Unfortunately she'd once tossed her garter at a blushing Oxford undergraduate called Thomas Wilkes.
Unfortunately, because sixteen years on, Tom Wilkes is due to arrive in the Yorkshire town where Rose has so beautifully constructed her life - and so carefully buried her past.
BALANCING ON AIR' is Kate Fenton on sparkling form . . . A funny and highly engaging novel - Woman's Journal
Kate Fenton writes romantic comedy spiced with intrigue and farce which zings along - Daily Telegraph
Kate Fenton's forte is sharp, contemporary comedy . . . Rose's predicament is explored with unflagging energy and gusto, and is highly entertaining - Mail on Sunday
Frenetic, over-the-top and, if you can stand the pace, a thoroughly entertaining novel - Independent
Kate Fenton was born in Oldham, brought up in Cheshire and read PPE at St Hilda's College, Oxford. A former features and documentary producer for BBC Radio 4, she lives in the North York Moors near Whitby with her husband, Ed Selby, a GP. She has written radio drama and journalism as well as seven novels, one of which, Lions and Liquorice, was serialised on Woman's Hour.