Trapped in a temporary job, a nameless receptionist tries to conduct and write about, an affair with the mysterious "Man Who Mustn't be Mentioned" while impeded by the distractions of employment. A simple love story is diverted by such vital topics as "Visitors", "Libel", "Evil" and "Lunch".
From a strange and wonderful literary land where Jorge Luis Borges meets Jilly Cooper, comes Anouchka Grose Forrester's dazzlingly witty and accomplished first novel. Trapped in a temporary job in a sleepy academic institution, a nameless receptionist attempts both to conduct, and write a novel about, her love affair with the mysterious Man Who Mustn't be Mentioned while impeded by the unwelcome distractions of paid employment. Soon, a simple love story which was meant to start at the beginning and finish at the end becomes a consideration of such vital topics as Visitors, Libel, Master/Slave Dialectics, Lunch, Evil, Ambivalence, the invention of the telephone and the personal safety of the Queen's husband, as narrator and reader are forced to confront the confusing and comical relationship between fiction and real life.
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'Forrester has created an unlikely new genre: imagine Sterne crossed with Sue Townsend. Enormous fun.' Time Out 'Forrester's novel is an absolute gem. Don't read it too quickly -- every turn of phrase deserves to be savoured... wildly funny.' Vogue
About Anouchka Grose Forrester
Anouchka Grose Forrester was born in Sydney in 1970. She moved to London aged two and has lived there ever since.
Ringing for You by Anouchka Grose Forrester
Anouchka Grose Forrester
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