GIRLS meets The Devil Wears Prada in DALSTON.
As Featured in Glamour and Grazia's Best Summer Reads
THE NOVEL: OUT JULY 17th
Low Expectations is an illustrated love story that is primarily about surviving apocalyptic hangovers and hideous social gaffes- with a little help from your friends (and a hair of the dog). We are introduced to the world through Georgie’s eyes- a fresh, funny, downright filthy 24-year-old womenswear student, as lost as she is persistent.
Set in the ridiculous/fashionable enclave of East London, Georgie humorously eviscerates media stereotypes of young womanhood. She staggers through painful setbacks in work and in love rather like the Black Knight from Monty Python And The Holy Grail. ‘I’ve had worse!’, she cries as she lurches forward, a glib amputee. ‘Have at you!’ Her philosophy, like Churchill, is to Keep Buggering On- no matter how poor her decision-making process may have been.
Low Expectations is a voice-led, comedy-driven novel that touches on topics such as mortality, divorce, sexual assault and addiction in the way that most of us actually experience them- with inappropriate laughter, absurd perspectives and the lightheartedness of the painful mundane.
I'm excited to announce that Low Expectations will also be published in the not-so-distant future in Germany with Bastei Lübbe! So curious to see the new covers and translations.
A video in which I talk about Low Expectations, my illustrations, comedy and my one-woman show at this years Edinburgh Fringe Festival, directed and edited by Leila Reinelt.
Download a free Kindle 'Low Expectations Prequel' ebook HERE.
WATCH THE 'LOW EXPECTATIONS BOOK TRAILER' HERE.
ORDER 'LOW EXPECTATIONS' ON AMAZON HERE.
Amazon delivers within the UK, EU and British Commonwealth. Low Expectations is also on Kindle and will be available as an audiobook in July!
I LOVE PARIS
You can now buy my illustrated Telescope Cards, Little City Guides Paris deck online HERE. Printed with drawings from my 'Dress, Meet... Cake' series, it covers my favourite galleries, cafés, restaurants, bars, clubs and picnic spots!
It is Don Quixote passed out in heels, with Sancho guiltily feeling up under his skirts.
Author Q&A: Where I talk about the process of writing Low Expectations, the Book Trailer, stand up comedy and the Fringe! Watch it HERE.
Low Expectations Book Trailer: Featuring the very talented Sophia Carr-Gomm as 'Georgie'! Directed by Anna Reinelt and edited by Leila Reinelt. The costumes have been kindly lent by Fyodor Golan from their AW14 collection 'Crocodile' and LoVeNeoN did an amazing job with our 'Low Expectations' sign. Watch it HERE.
A big thank you to all the wonderful Kickstarter pledgers who made the Low Expectations short possible!