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Queen of feel-good fiction to tour New Zealand

Penguin Group New Zealand
Publishing industry promotional and sales support team of the year

News release
For immediate release
28 January 2004

Queen of feel-good fiction to tour New Zealand

Marian Keyes, the world’s bestselling ’30-something’ novelist will visit Auckland, Wellington and Christchurch from the 24th to the 27th March to promote her new novel The Other Side of the Story.

The tour, organised by Penguin Books New Zealand will include ticketed events and in-store signings.

Keyes, whose book sales reach over seven million world-wide is the author of six novels: Watermelon, Lucy Sullivan is Getting Married, Rachel’s Holiday, Last Chance Saloon, Sushi for Beginners, and Angels. All six novels have been bestsellers in New Zealand with average sales per book exceeding 43,000 copies.

‘We are delighted Marian will be touring with us again, she was a huge hit when she came out in 2001. So many people have asked since then when we’re bringing her back, and at last we have some good news,’ says Penguin Sales and Marketing Director Margaret Thompson.

The Other Side of the Story has all the witty, bittersweet, characters-we-can-relate-to hallmarks that Keyes fans love: Jojo Harvey is a literary agent whose star is on the rise. In love with both her married boss and her burgeoning career, not much distracts her…until she finds herself representing two women who used to be best friends… Set in the world of publishing, The Other Side of the Story is about love, loyalty, glass ceilings and survival tactics – and what to do when you get your chance for revenge.

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