Monday, 28 October 2013


Congratulations to Ruth Mancini who has been offered a book deal! Ruth's chick-lit novel, Swimming Upstream became a bestseller in April and has recently been picked up by Booktrope. Her publisher will be releasing a new version later this year.


Swimming Upstream Blurb

"I once read that the end of a relationship is like being involved in a road traffic accident. Which is quite fitting really, given what happened."

Lizzie has begun to achieve all the things she thought she had ever wanted, but realises instead that she is far from happy. Then she steps out into the path of an oncoming car, and her life begins to unravel, setting off a life-changing chain of events. Lizzie leaves her boyfriend and her home and moves to London to pursue her career. There, she attempts to overcome the legacy of her past and find her true direction in life. Little does she realise that her life is about to take another shocking twist... and that the consequences will be enormous.

Swimming Upstream is a thoughtful but often humorous story about a young woman's pursuit of happiness. Set in the early 1990s in Cambridge and London, it is also a story of friendship, love and divided loyalties - and the moral choices that Lizzie ultimately faces, when the chips are down.

Described as "Eat, Pray, Love" meets "The Last Weekend", Swimming Upstream is similar in style to books by Jojo Moyes ("Me Before You"), Elizabeth Gilbert ("Eat, Pray, Love"), Nick Hornby ("How to be Good") and Blake Morrison ("The Last Weekend").

 Swimming Upstream Buy Links




About the Author






Ruth Mancini was born in South London and educated in London and Cambridge where she gained a Bachelor’s degree in French and Spanish and a post-graduate diploma in law. For several years she worked in the publishing industry before becoming a practising lawyer, author and freelance writer.She now lives in Oxfordshire with her husband and two children.





Connect with Ruth on Facebook, Twitter, and her website.


 STOP PRESS!!!! Leave a comment to be in with a chance of winning an e-copy of the book!!!!


2 Responses so far.

  1. Thanks very much for this!

- Copyright © 2013-2014 Brook Cottage Books - Powered by Blogger - Graphics & Blog Customization by JellydogDesign