The Modigliani Girl
By Jacqui Lofthouse
Published by Blackbird Digital Books
Category Literary satire
Anna Bright never wanted to write a novel. At least, that’s what she tells herself. But a chance encounter with a famous novelist and a surprise gift of an art book cut a chink in Anna’s resolve. A deceptively light satire on the modern writing and publishing world.
Jacqui Lofthouse began her career in radio production. She has an MA in Creative Writing from the University of East Anglia and has taught creative writing in many settings from City University to secondary schools. In 2005, she founded The Writing Coach, a coaching and mentoring organisation for writers
“The Modigliani Girl is an unusual page turner of a novel that dares to be different.” Louise McIvor, Creative Writing Teacher, Queen's University Belfast
A most enjoyable novel with original characters and amusing satire.
A really good read.
I very much enjoyed reading The Modigliani Girl. It was truly a page turner and I found myself reaching for my Kindle during cooking and at other times when I don't usually read. I laughed out loud several times! I've often wondered why there wasn't a Lit Factor already and here it is! It was refreshing and comforting to laugh at the writing life and useful for me to begin to see it as fickle and dependent on a degree of luck. I also loved all the quotes about writing.
I enjoyed reading this book – seeing how the web became more and entangled until the heroine sorts things out. Lots of side tips for would be writers too.
A fabulous page turner, witty, humorous and beautifully written. Fantastically talented author!
Great page turner, can't wait to read more from Jacqui
An unusual tale carried effortlessly by a completely original and funny voice.
Lofthouse's writing sings, and the story is clever and insightful as it dissects the literary world.
Jacqui Lofthouse has written a superb page turner, and I found this book a true gem. The characters are strong and well developed, and the story has interesting twists. Lots of laughs as well. Once starting the book, it was impossible to put down. Such a great book!
Funny and modern. Loved it!
Thoroughly enjoyed this book.
Thoroughly enjoyable, continues at a cracking pace.
I really enjoyed reading this well-crafted book.
Difficult to put this book down! Extremely talented author!
Really enjoyed the book by this talented author.
I really enjoyed reading another book by this Author.
Amazing read and very deserving of this award
A wonderful book, beautifully written.
This book was a fabulous read I could not put it down!
A very e.njoyable read, meticulously written
Witty, poignant, beautifully written.
A thoroughly enjoyable read.
An excellent novel, which I really enjoyed.
Very well written, lots of twists and turns, a real page-turner.
Like all of Jacqui Lofthouse's work, this is a cracking read, full of wit and insight. A bit like Bridget Jones for clever people!
... I Iive in Costa Rica... finding this book on Amazon Books was like finding a hidden treasure across the Atlantic... delivered to my sofa page by page!
Amazing Jacqui x
Well written and thoroughly enjoyable.
Such a fun novel. I loved it. She is a remarkable writer who deserves to be better-known.
Original and interesting novel, written beautifully.
I found this book very atmospheric, and a likeable pageturner to which it was very easy to relate.
A great read.
Jacqui Lofthouse is a remarkable writer and deserves wider recognition.
Clever, and beautifully written.