HarperCollins to publish Purcell’s ‘The Girl on the Page’
HarperCollins Australia has acquired The Girl on the Page, an ‘industry insider’ novel by Booktopia director of books John Purcell.
Described as ‘a smart, sexy, provocative and powerful novel of ambition, betrayal and redemption’, The Girl on the Page follows the story of ‘hard-drinking, bed-hopping, hot-shot young book editor’ Amy Winston ‘on a downward spiral’.
Publisher Catherine Milne said: ‘The joy of this novel isn’t just that it’s a complete page-turner, with lashings of sex, glamour, bad behaviour and wonderfully wicked insider publishing references, but that at its heart The Girl on the Page is a deeply serious and intelligent novel about the power of literature, which asks searching questions about art and commerce, integrity and authenticity’.
Purcell is the author of the erotic trilogy The Secret Lives of Emma (Bantam) published under the pseudonym Natasha Walker. The Girl on the Page will be published in October 2018.