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The Miseducation of Evie Epworth

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Matson Taylor’s THE MISEDUCATION OF EVIE EPWORTH is now publishing next week, having moved forward from its original pub date, due to the fantastic news announced last night that it’s been selected as one of the new BBC Radio 2 Book Club picks! Matson’s confirmed interview slot is Monday 10th August, when he’ll be live with Jo Whiley and a panel of readers discussing the book.
The producers said: ‘We felt it was the perfect novel to be championing at this strange old time, when everyone needs a laugh. And it's a really great debut too.’
'clever and riddled with wit. Like discovering Adrian Mole or Bridget Jones for the first time.’ Joanna Nadin, author of The Queen of Bloody Everything
July, 1962
Sixteen year-old Evie Epworth stands on the cusp of womanhood. But what kind of a woman will she become?
The fastest milk bottle-delivery girl in East Yorkshire, Evie is tall as a tree and hot as the desert sand. She dreams of an independent life lived under the bright lights of London (or Leeds). The two posters of Adam Faith on her bedroom wall (‘brooding Adam’ and ‘sophisticated Adam’) offer wise counsel about a future beyond rural East Yorkshire. Her role models are Charlotte Bronte, Shirley MacLaine and the Queen. But, before she can decide on a career, she must first deal with the malign presence of her future step-mother, the manipulative and money-grubbing Christine.
If Evie can rescue her bereaved father, Arthur, from Christine’s pink and over-perfumed clutches, and save the farmhouse from being sold off then maybe she can move on with her own life and finally work out exactly who it is she is meant to be.
Moving, inventive and richly comic, The Miseducation of Evie Epworth is the most joyful debut novel of the year and the best thing to have come out of Yorkshire since Wensleydale cheese.