The paperback of This is Life is officially released today. A couple of reviews are already in: “Rhodes’ most accessible novel yet,” says the Sunday Herald, ”it is wholly charming.” And why not spoil yourself and read this review from The Independent? Glorious work.
And here’s a story from Rhodes’ other new book, Marry Me, being read in a pub by comedy’s Josie Long:
Loads more clips of leading celebrities reading stories from Marry Me can be found here.
In other news, we are delighted to announce the end of a battle that has been raging for longer than the Second World War (seriously – it went on for seven years). Rhodes’ former French publishers, Editions Stock, have finally taken enough time out from eating horses and force-feeding geese to put a few copies of their translation of The Little White Car into un sac jiffois and send them to the person who went to all the trouble of writing it.
This wretched struggle even made a cameo appearance in This is Life. The book is not a pretty sight – far from it – but at least Rhodes now has a complete set of editions in his trophy cabinet.