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The wonderful Eleanor Oliphant

Published by Emma Lee-Potter in on Sunday 7th January 2018

One of my favourite jobs in recent years was being a judge for the Costa First Novel of the Year award. It was a huge honour to read scores of debut novels and help to whittle them down to a shortlist and then a winner. I love the fact that the Costa Book Awards celebrate the most outstanding and enjoyable books of the year across five categories – novel, first ...keep reading

Book review – After You by Jojo Moyes

Published by Emma Lee-Potter in on Thursday 24th September 2015

Fans of Jojo Moyes (and I’m one of them) have been on tenterhooks for months, waiting for the publication of After You, the long-awaited sequel to the mega-selling Me Before You. Well, today is the big day and After You is out at last. Writing a follow-up to a book as loved as Me Before You is no mean feat but Jojo has accomplished it with style and aplomb. She ...keep reading

Friday Book Review – The Girl You Left Behind by Jojo Moyes

Published by Emma Lee-Potter in on Friday 1st February 2013

Reviewing a book by an author you’ve met in real life can be tricky. But actually, when the author is as talented as Jojo Moyes it’s not difficult at all. Over the past year Jojo has become one of our most successful novelists. Me Before You, her tear-jerking story of a hotshot city financier who becomes wheelchair-bound after an accident, was one of the top five paperbacks of 2012 and ...keep reading

Friday book review – Me Before You by Jojo Moyes

Published by Emma Lee-Potter in on Friday 6th January 2012

A whole year has whizzed by since I reviewed the six books on the 2011 Romantic Novel of the Year shortlist. But I vividly remember reading The Last Letter from Your Lover by Jojo Moyes for the first time and predicting in a flash that it would win. Her heartrending tale of passion, adultery and lost love was “everything a romantic novel should be,” I wrote in my review, and ...keep reading