We are very excited about publishing the debut novels by two fantastic female authors in the next couple of months: Tea at the Grand Tazi by Alexandra Singer (1st March) and Nutmeg by Maria Goodin (1st April).
The novels both have strong female narratives, and are already receiving a host of endorsements, rights deals and recommendations.
Tea at the Grand Tazi is set in the evocative landscape of Morocco and is about a young female expat that is swept up by the seductive charms and seedy underbelly of Marrakesh. The narrative is beautifulluy poetic and mirrors the heady scents and sensations of the Moroccan capital. The novel has been described by author Polly Courtney as a ‘brilliantly authentic, well-crafted tale of naivety, betrayal and personal resolution, set against the colourful backdrop of bustling souks, Moroccan sunsets and dust-filled streets… An engrossing read’
Nutmeg is beautifully written and explores the boundaries between fantasy and reality (ultimately asking the reader which is best). The narrative is interwoven with endearing food motifs that engage the reader in the thought-provoking story. Nutmeg has strong international appeal and has already been signed up by four European publishers pre-launch: in Germany (Kindler), Italy (Sperling), Spain (Roca) and Sweden (Printz Publishing).