Books  |  May 24, 2012

Jonathan Harvey’s debut novel attracts rave reviews from early readers

All She Wants, the hotly anticipated debut novel from Coronation Street writer Jonathan Harvey, has received heaps of praise ahead of its publication by Pan Macmillan in August. All She Wants is the story of Jodie McGee, one of the most popular actresses on British television and star of soap opera Acacia Avenue. She plays Sister Agatha; the nun with a heart of gold and a penchant for praying. In All She Wants Harvey takes us behind the scenes in a year of Jodie’s life when she is not only working on a soap opera, but her private life is fast becoming one too.

Already a critically-acclaimed playwright and screenwriter for film and television, Harvey is also a regular writer for ITV’s Coronation Street. Jojo Moyes, Caitlin Moran, Katherine Kelly and Frances Barber have all raved about All She Wants. Here's what they had to say:

"All She Wants is utterly original, sharply written and very funny. I laughed, and then I laughed. And then I had to go back and re-read the bits that I'd missed and laugh some more. I can't wait to see what Harvey comes up with next." Jojo Moyes, bestselling author of Me Before You

“Brilliantly observed, gloriously funny, and brimming with warmth..Everything I love about Jonathan's writing is in this book!”   Katherine Kelly


“Gimme Gimme Gimme Jonathan Harvey on holiday, on the train, on the sofa, but mainly in bed. I laughed and laughed, had shocked face, then laughed again until I fell out.” Frances Barber

"Charming, Cheeky and Clever ... Read it!" Jennie McAlpine

“If Harvey is the Scouse Proust, then this is his Remembrance of Things Pissed.” Caitlin Moran