Gillespie and I book giveaway

Gillespie and I

From the Orange Prize-shortlisted author of The Observations.

1933, London. Harriet Baxter decides to put straight, once and for all, the truth about her life and the fate of an artist called Ned Gillespie.

Decades earlier, Harriet arrives in Glasgow in time for the International Exhibition. A young art lover of independent means, Harriet becomes friend and champion to the up-and-coming painter Ned Gillespie. She is embraced by his extended, somewhat troubled family and soon becomes a fixture in their lives. But when tragedy strikes the Gillespies, Harriet's connection with the family disintegrates into mystery, deception and potentially life-changing accusations.

'Nothing is as it seems in this book ... it hooks the reader in with great, demented power.' Evening Standard

'A story that holds you in its grip and makes you skip ahead but circle back again for more of the same - literary crack cocaine.' Scotland on Sunday 

Jane HarrisThe author:

Jane Harris began writing short stories while laid up with flu during a working holiday in Portugal. She was pleased to have them accepted for publication in a clutch of Scottish anthologies when she returned home and encouraged undertook an MA in Creative Writing. She wrote a number of short film scripts while completing a PhD, managing to garner two BAFTA nominations. She has worked as a script and novel reader for film companies and The Literacy Consultancy, a script editor and a Creative Writing lecturer. Her first novel, The Observations was shortlisted for The Orange Prize for Fiction (2007) and selected by Richard and Judy as one of their 100 Books of The Decade.  Visit her website at


Unfortunately the free copies of Gillespie and I have all gone. You can buy the paperback here. 



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