* Key title The powerful new besteller from the country's number one storyteller. * HarperCollins's first simultaneous hardback and paperback publication -- Lovers and Liars comes out in paperback at the same time. * Huge consumer marketing campaigns for the two titles in national press, women's magazines, online and outdoor posters. * The Beachcomber was a No.2 Sunday Times hardback bestseller; this title has now sold 400,000 copies in total. * Josephine Cox's hardback sales have doubled since moving to HarperCollins. * Storytelling from the heart -- Josephine Cox's books are unputdownable with broad appeal. * Stunning new package, starting with The Beachcomber, has had a fabulous reception across the trade. * Competition: Catherine Cookson, Lesley Pearse
Josephine Cox was born in Blackburn, one of ten children. At the age of sixteen, Josephine met and married her husband Ken, and had two sons. When the boys started school, she decided to go to college and eventually gained a place at Cambridge University. She was unable to take this up as it would have meant living away from home, but she went into teaching - and started to write her first full-length novel. She won the `Superwoman of Great Britain' Award, for which her family had secretly entered her, at the same time as her novel was accepted for publication.
Praise for Josephine Cox:
`This latest novel from the nation's biggest-selling saga writer is....one for true romantics.' You
'Cox's talent as a storyteller never lets you escape the spell' Daily Mail
'Impossible to resist' Woman's Realm
'Driven and passionate' Sunday Times
'Irresistible storytelling' Books magazine