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The Girl On The Page

Having turned an average thriller writer into a Lee Child, editor Amy Winston is given the task of steering literary great Helen Owen back to publication.

When Amy visits their London townhouse, Helen and her novelist husband, Malcolm are conducting a silent war of attrition. The townhouse was paid for with the seven-figure advance Helen was given for her new novel. The novel Helen has yet to deliver. The novel Amy has come to collect.

Helen and Malcolm are complicated writers who unsettle Amy into asking questions of herself.  Answering these questions soon becomes a matter of life or death.

Commended by Caroline Baum for its ability to take ‘a scalpel to the literary world’, by Matt Haig for the way in which it is ‘drenched in delicious insider detail’ and praised by Blanche d’Alpuget as a ‘gripping, dark comedy of a novel’, Purcell’s The Girl on the Page is a clever page-turner about ambition and integrity.

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TitleThe Girl On The Page
AuthorJohn Purcell