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Title:
The Girl on the Page (MP3)
Written by:
John Purcell 
Read by:
Alice Barrington 
Format:
Unabridged MP3 CD Audio Book 
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Duration:
12 hours 30 minutes 
MP3 size:
520 MB 
Published:
November 28 2018 
Available Date:
November 28 2018 
Age Category:
Adult - Explicit 
ISBN:
9781460791011 
Genres:
Fiction; Contemporary Fiction 
Publisher:
Bolinda/HarperCollins audio 
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A punchy and powerful novel about the redemptive power of great literature, from industry insider, John Purcell.

Amy Winston is a hard-drinking, bed-hopping, hot-shot young book editor on a downward spiral. Having made her name and fortune by turning an average thriller writer into a Lee Child, Amy is given the unenviable task of steering literary great Helen Owen back to publication. When Amy knocks on the door of their beautiful townhouse in West London, Helen and her husband, the novelist Malcolm Taylor, are conducting a silent war of attrition. The townhouse has been paid for with the enormous seven-figure advance Helen has received for the novel she wrote to end fifty years of making ends meet on critical acclaim alone. The novel Malcolm thinks unworthy of her. The novel Helen has yet to deliver. The novel Amy has come to collect. Amy has never faced a challenge like this one. Helen and Malcolm are brilliant, complicated writers who unsettle Amy into asking questions of herself – questions about what she values. Before she knows it, answering these questions becomes a matter of life and death. From ultimate book-industry insider John Purcell comes a literary page-turner, a ferocious, fast-paced and ultimately moving novel about ambition, integrity and the redemptive power of great literature.

'A slick, sharp novel about books and relationships, drenched in delicious insider detail from the book industry. Impossible not to enjoy.'
Matt Haig

'A juicy page turner that takes a scalpel to the literary world, written with deep insider intel and a gleeful sense of mischief, The Girl on the Page is a wickedly clever, razor-sharp satire of lust, betrayal and ambition.'
Caroline Baum

'John Purcell triumphs with a scalpel in one hand and his heart in the other. It is a gripping, dark comedy of a novel which eviscerates the cynicism of contemporary publishing while uttering a cri du coeur for what is happening to writers and readers this century.'
Blanche d'Alpuget