'I enjoyed Emily Barr's BACKPACK very much. It's for THE BEACH market but with a female angle, and has a charm and distinctiveness that should enable it to succeed'
Sarah Broadhurst, Bookseller
`She has a nice line in black humour and the travel details seem absolutely authentic'
'This has the emotional ups and downs of a Marian Keyes novel, and none of the annoying travellers of Alex Garland's THE BEACH. Fantastic'