writes comic novels under the pseudonym of Jemma Harvey
Romantic comedy – at least, satire with a dollop of sometimes
cynical romance – set in the world of publishing. Three heroines
of assorted ages – Cookie, under thirty and over 16, with
the Bridget Jones years looming ahead, Lin, thirty-two, a single
parent with nanny problems and no time to look for Mr Right, and
Georgie, fortysomething, a glamour-girl with a married lover and
a credit card bill off the scale – share three wishes to solve
all their problems.
they set out to make them come true – and discover their problems
have only just started.
I began this almost at random, simply to see if I could do it, and
enjoyed it so much I kept writing.
enough, it’s one of the few books that does exactly what I
aimed for – it’s light, with a few dark moments, it’s
fun, and I think it’s funny.
had great feedback on it – Heat magazine picked it as one
of their top ten summer reads, and male friends who’ve read
it say that now they know how women think (!).
is a feelgood story for people recovering from ’flu and broken
hearts, a holiday book for the beach or the aeroplane.
it with a long cocktail, a small umbrella, and possibly a box of