• a one-night stand is accusing her of breaking his penis;
• a sexually confident lesbian is making eyes at her over confrontational modern art;
• and she’s wondering whether trimming her pubes makes her a bad feminist.
Julia’s about to learn that she’s been looking for love – and satisfaction – in all the wrong places…
Frank, filthy and very, very funny, In at the Deep End is a brilliant debut from a major new talent.
About the author
Kate Davies was born and brought up in north-west London. She studied English at Oxford University before becoming a writer and editor of children’s books. She’s also a screenwriter, and had a short-lived career as a burlesque dancer that ended when she was booed off stage at a Conservative club while dressed as a bingo ball. Kate lives in east London with her wife. In at the Deep End is her first novel.
‘Brilliant! The best thing I’ve read in AGES. I can’t remember the last time a book made me laugh so hard, while also making me think about life, relationships and what makes us who we are’ Gill Sims, author of Why Mummy Drinks
‘A frank, very funny and, at times, filthy exploration of sex, love and self-understanding … brilliant’ Stylist
‘Fleabag-level dirty jokes, Eleanor Oliphant-levels of empathy and a heroine who feels like your best mate spilling the gossip after two glasses drunk a little too quickly. Fresh, funny and filthy’ Grazia
‘I was snorting with mirth like a little piggy on every page. Utter filth and very, very, very funny’ Sarra Manning, author of The Rise and Fall of Becky Sharp
‘Frank, funny and fabulously filthy, but also tender and moving. Every woman should own a copy of this book’ Erin Kelly author of He Said/She Said
‘This year’s funniest book? Certainly its filthiest, as Julia embarks on a journey of sexual discovery, taking in bad parties, worse art and some excellent conversations’ iPaper
‘I love this book! It’s a wild sexual adventure that’s funny and exciting and tender and real and chilling all at once. A joy to read’ Josie Long
‘Not since Lady Gaga’s Bad Romance has a piece of art so perfectly captured the exhilarating rush and sweet self-sabotage of a toxic relationship and the cruel truth that sometimes love and obsession are hard to tell apart. Rah rah ah-ah-ah!’ Camille Perri author of The Assistants and When Katie Met Cassidy