The Other Side of the Story – Marian Keyes

The Other Side of the Story - Marian Keyes
The Other Side of the Story – Marian Keyes

Just the ticket for my COVID isolation read in Leh – a nice chunky novel revolving around the world of book publishing. Key characters: frenemies Gemma and Lily – connected by ex/current partner Anton – and London-based publishing agent Jojo who’s in the throes of a secret affair with her boss Mark. Oh, and Gemma’s mum and dad.

Plenty of insight into the world of book publishing and promotion – advances, auctions, deals and disappointments – and, as always, the relationships we have with family and friends

Picked up from LW London and left at the Glacier View Hotel, Leh, for someone else to enjoy…

Author page: The Other Side of the Story – Marian Keyes

Hot Milk – Deborah Levy

Hot Milk - Deborah Levy
Hot Milk – Deborah Levy

I’ve been slogging my way through this for a good few weeks now. Podcasts and more recently Jessie Burton’s The Confession on audiobook took precedence over bedtime reading.

And today I picked up a bunch of new books from the library all of which I actually want to read rather than feel I ought to. So I’m putting Hot Milk to one side, probably never to return.

Publisher page: Hot Milk – Deborah Levy