One Apple Tasted: Reviews and Comments

@PublicityBooks Happy New Year all! Read several books over the holiday and one of the most enchanting was @JosaYoung’s One Apple Tasted. Wonderful escapism.

RHIAN DAVIS WRITES: ‘Did you – like me – relish the novels of Mary Wesley back in the 80s into the early 90s? Well, if this is so I have good news for you. Josa Young has picked up the baton on that unique blend of eccentricity, no holds barred life and love among the titled, the well-off and the not so well-off.’ READ MORE

THE PEOPLE’S BOOK PRIZE: In One Apple Tasted Young displays one of the most charming talents of classic English writers, the ability to laugh affectionately at their own way of life whilst nevertheless being deeply in love with it. Quirky, unique and fun. We expect great things from Josa Young.

MRS TREFUSIS RECOMMENDS: ‘One Apple Tasted follows its magazine journalist heroine, the endearing, sweet and single-minded Dora through the hopes and disappointments of first – and last – love. The object of her affections is feckless in the Willoughby mould, yet it’s part of the skill of author, Josa Young, that you see him through Dora’s eyes, and love his flaws as much as his more obvious attractions.’

EMMA HAGERSTADT WRITES IN THE INDEPENDENT 13 AUGUST 2009: ‘Following in the footsteps of once-popular novelists Rose Macaulay and Margaret Kennedy, Josa Young debuts with an entertaining and charming romance about love, sex and the upper-middle classes behaving badly.’ READ MORE

JULIE MYERSON WRITES: ‘Funny, warm, touchingly eccentric and irresistibly readable.’

ISABEL WOLFF WRITES: ‘Compelling, original, cleverly plotted and funny, One Apple Tasted reads like a Virago Modern Classic.’

FABRICE PATAUT WRITES: ‘You can’t forget Dora. You’re with her all along – in many senses of that phrase. The twist in the tale works very well. It’s completely unexpected.’

CHERYL PASQUIER WRITES: ‘Will somebody please get Cupid signed up for some archery lessons pronto, because his magic little love darts seem to be way off the mark pretty much all through the book !’ READ MORE

HELEN HUNT WRITES: “As you read this novel, you’ll love spending time in the company of Dora Jerusalem, Guy Boleyn and the rest of the large and well-drawn cast.” READ MORE