Nina’s lost her job, her boyfriend, and her faith in her guru in the space of 24 hours. Unable to tell her parents what has happened, she puts on a suit every day and pretends to go to work. What she’s really doing is escaping to a studio, where she begins to paint for the first time in years. But when her work is spotted by a top gallery owner, she cannot admit she is the painter, and pretends to be the agent instead. Meanwhile at home, she’s agreed to an arranged marriage to keep the peace. There are too many layers of pretense and something has to give way but at what cost to Nina? This novel is based on the author’s own experience of self-publishing her first novel. To lend it credibilty, she invented Pru, a pushy publicist. Pru went on to be shortlisted for a Publicist of the Year Award, but her cover was blown it was Preethi all along.
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Preethi Nair is also the author of 100 Shades of White and Gypsy Masala.Review:
`A neat and joyful story' Good HousekeepingACCLAIM FOR ONE HUNDRED SHADES OF WHITE:`An absorbing novel about mothers, daughters, food and truth.' Closer`A great read. Fast, funny and full of life' Shyama Perera, author of I Haven't Stopped Dancing Yet`A genuinely moving novel...like the bottled spices that play such a role in the story, this has all its ingredients in just the right quantities to spirit away all negative emotions.' Daily Express`She writes evocatively about childhood and there are passages of tight and lyrical immediacy...Moving description packs a powerful punch in this book about family, forgiveness and the power of truth.' Guardian`A carefully woven tale that's exceedingly good' Company`A dynamic author.' Good Housekeeping`A sensuous and poignant novel...enchanting.' Sainsbury's magazine
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