robert craig
Robert Craig ROBERT CRAIG (1963) has been working for the post office almost since time began, lives in Bradford, always has done and probably always will.
more like wrestling than dancing
More Like Wrestling Than Dancing

Sex and the City girls Anna and Natasha are looking for fun, love and money. But they're stuck with the dregs of Bradford manhood...

Anna and Natasha are two old friends who share a grotty flat in Bradford. By day they work side by side in a shoe shop, and on Saturday nights they frequent the dodgy local nightclub, The Apollo. There, they’re becoming increasingly fed up with the calibre of men they meet – stupid, offensive, boring or all of the above. The friends visit the upmarket club, Bartok’s, where Anna meets Richard and Natasha, Geoffrey. Everything seems perfect but the course of true love does not run smooth: Richard is married, and Geoffrey is living a lie… This is a witty, compelling and eye-opening expose of the single life, friendship, and the realities of trying to get romantic relationships to work.

 

‘A superbly crafted second novel.’ Daily Express


‘Craig's treatment of the girls is warm-hearted, fond, and full of foible-driven laughs, but it's the men's web of subterfuge which provokes the real side-clutching.
i-D Magazine

Sales

Weidenfeld & Nicolson UK

 

Bastei Luebbe Germany

 

Red Fish Russia

 

Material: finished copies (309 pp).

cover to cover
Cover to Cover

'Funny, intelligent and gripping - am impressive and enjoyable debut.' David Nobbs, author of The Fall and Rise of Reginald Perrin

 

‘A smart, funny novel... With its twisting plot and sharp observations, this is a wonderful debut from a talented new writer.’ Sainsbury’s Magazine

 

'Tanya Stephens is, to put it simply, a bitch. A graphic designer at a greetings card company, she spends most of her time reliving a past relationship, alienating everyone she knows and reading books. Stumbling into a second-hand bookshop she comes across The Counterfeit Confetti – a novel that literally describes her life. Craig’s debut novel is an intriguing read. It is a book about books and their effect on people. Reading becomes not just a form of escapism, but a place where an individual can have complete control over their life.There is something engaging about Tanya’s realness. She is the antithesis of Bridget Jones – irrational, moody and happy to be alone. Craig’s prose is as direct as Tanya’s attitude and makes Cover to Cover a well structured exploration of emotional relationships.' The Times

Sales

Weidenfeld & Nicholson UK

 

Bastei Lubbe Germany

 

Host and Son Denmark

 

Kedros Greece

 

Magyar Konyvklub Hungary

 

Books@Books Korea

 

Material: finished copies (280 pp).