'One Apple Tasted is by far the best-written new romantic comedy I've read this year' --Amanda Craig
'Compelling, original, cleverly plotted and funny, One Apple Tasted reads like a Virago Modern Classic' --Isabel Wolff
'Delicious froth combines with wit and insight in this romantic comedy of manners...There is a warmth and pathos in the writing and some wonderful insights and mixed with all the fun this makes for a lovely novel.' --Marika Cobbold
From the Publisher
Meet Dora Jerusalem, features assistant to the assistant features editor at Modern Woman, a fashionable glossy staffed by glamorous girls and clever boys. Catapulted into 1980s London and desperate to succeed, Dora is drawn into a whirl of launches and parties where she meets Guy Boleyn, louche and gorgeous - but from a very different world.
Follow the ever-optimistic Dora as she navigates her way through a maze of jealous frenemies, family secrets, weddings that don't exactly go to plan and a heritage of passion and drama - trying to reach that elusive fairytale ending.
Kicking off in 1980s London, and moving between 1950s Home Counties and WWII, by way of a breathtaking trip to Himalayan India, Josa Young perfectly captures the tone of each era, to paint a touchingly accurate portrait of a young woman struggling towards happiness.
Brilliantly characterised, engaging and witty, One Apple Tasted is part family saga, part romance, part coming-of-age tale, all adding up to the perfect cheering holiday read.