The Seven Imperfect Rules of Elvira Carr was runner-up in the Good Housekeeping first novel competition 2014, and was shortlisted for both the Mslexia 2015 First Novel competition and the Lucy Cavendish College Fiction Prize in 2016.
The Seven Imperfect Rules of Elvira Carr was runner up in the Society of Author’s 2018 McKitterick Prize.
I was thrilled to be runner-up in the 2018 McKitterick Prize.
This is a UK award for a debut novel from an author who is over 40.
It was a wonderful evening in a beautiful venue – Royal Society of Architects, London – but it was very very hot. Stephen Fry was an amusing and benevolent host but, trussed up in a suit, I think he suffered!