Bill Haines – “Wow, what an emotional and exhausting rollercoaster ride through '60s Britain following a young girl's transformation from ugly duckling to a confident and sexually rampant swan, despite a horrendous beginning with a dysfunctional and squalid start. All in the context of fast-changing moralities, and as part of an eclectic circle of bohemian friends and conquests. As a debut novel this is an exceptional portrayal of unconventional lifestyles, the angst and frustration of the gay community, and one girl's relentless ambition to reach the top by whatever means she can. Well done!”

Bryan McCrae