Highly Promotable

Deborah Friedell · Blurbs

'As if Joyce had sat down and written Sin City.' (Cape)

'If Fred Astaire had been a novelist he'd have been Paul Bailey.' (Bloomsbury)

'An homage to Miss Marple – or Miss Marple as a badass, paralysed Norwegian lesbian detective.' (Corvus)

'Put Charles Dickens, Chuck Palahniuk and Ignatius Reilly into a blender...' (Beautiful Books)

'A Nabokovian celebration of psychological obsession. Add a pinch of O'Connor, a dash of Hannah, heat with an imagination reared in both the canon and its rock and roll antipodes.' (Norton)

'Henry James, but without the boring bits.' (Headline Review)

'An active personality on the London literary scene, Stuart is well connected and highly promotable.' (Macmillan)


  • 11 May 2011 at 6:17pm
    Phil Edwards says:
    The intersect with "Young and quite pretty" is large, I suspect.

  • 12 May 2011 at 10:00am
    semitone says:
    What might the book be like if Joyce stood up and wrote Sin City? City of Boh-foot?

  • 13 May 2011 at 9:19am
    Martin says:
    What a song and dance about Paul Bailey.

  • 14 May 2011 at 9:20am
    pinhut says:
    "heat with an imagination reared"

    Hmmm. I don't think that makes any sense at all.

  • 14 May 2011 at 10:16am
    Martin says:
    I now know why my last novel bombed. I am active and I think I have a personality, and I was even hanging around the London literary scene at the time. But clearly I didn't connect all these things sufficiently, nor was I well connected in general. No wonder no one opened the book.