Penny Deacon comments: The central idea behind this story is a delightful and subversive concept. It is inventive and original and shows a sharp insight into the language and structures of a certain sort of popular women’s fiction. I laughed aloud at some of its absurdities. The tone of the writing made it very readable but eventually it becomes a little predictable in its knowingness. Perhaps the story should reach the level of political satire more quickly – as it stands the idea does not have enough depth to sustain a full-length novel.
Apparently in 2007 I was third in the Yeovil Literary Prize for Novels?