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
Weidenfeld & Nicolson UK
Bastei Luebbe Germany
Red Fish Russia
Material: finished copies (309 pp).
'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
Weidenfeld & Nicholson UK
Bastei Lubbe Germany
Host and Son Denmark
Magyar Konyvklub Hungary
Material: finished copies (280 pp).