Appropriately almost coinciding with Valentine’s Day, Nicola Mostyn launches her debut novel, The Gods of Love – the protagonist of which is Frida: “divorce lawyer, cynic and secret descendant of the immortal love god Eros”. Oh, and saviour of the world. Described as “Bridget Jones by way of Neil Gaiman”, think romcom meets fantasy novel – but, equally, think nothing you’ve ever read before!
At this event, author Nicola will be reading extracts from The Gods of Love, out on 2 February on Piatkus, so you’ll be able to hear for yourself some of the unusual themes and Nicola’s unmistakable tongue-in-cheek style. She will also be chatting about the book and about getting to where she is now, working on her second novel, via bookselling, copywriting, blogging, journalism and working as a columnist for the Big Issue North. There will be a Q&A with writer David Lloyd of creative partnership Kindholm and the opportunity to get your hands on a signed copy of the book.
Says Emma Jane Unsworth, author of Animals (in a cinema near you soon!): “This book blew my mind. A super-smart comedy about love. Romantic, adventurous, magical, and very very funny. Mostyn has invented a whole new genre. All hail the new goddess of the romcom!”