A quirky, warm novel of adventure from the bestselling author of A PLACE CALLED WINTER - 'A huge treat' Daily Mail.
A quirky, warm novel of eccentric adventure from the bestselling author of A PLACE CALLED WINTER - 'A huge treat' Daily Mail
'Patrick Gale is among the great, unsung English novelists. Think Austen, Hardy, Murdoch. Remarkable' Independent
Domina Tey is a playwright, celebrated by friends, her husband, and the public alike, yet she fears losing her vital edge. Her solution: to leave her beautiful home in Bristol and seek adventure in a squalid West London bedsit, where she will live under an assumed name with only her typewriter for companionship. Once installed, however, she can't resist meddling in the business of others, forgetting that blurring fact with fiction can be a dangerous game.
Gale is a master at getting under the skins of his characters and revealing the undercurrents that drive apparently ordinary lives - Mail on Sunday
Captivating. A novel that pleads to be read at a single sitting - Publishers Weekly
A quick-thinking book by an author who has something to say - Guardian
Patrick Gale was born on the Isle of Wight. He spent his infancy at Wandsworth Prison, which his father governed, then grew up in Winchester before going to Oxford University. He now lives on a farm near Land's End. One of this country's best-loved novelists, his most recent works are A Perfectly Good Man, the Richard and Judy bestseller Notes From An Exhibition, and the Costa-shortlisted A Place Called Winter. His original BBC television drama, Man In An Orange Shirt, was shown to great acclaim in 2017 as part of the BBC's Queer Britannia series, leading viewers around the world to discover his novels.