If we’re honest, we’re a bit selfish.
We’re not ashamed to say that we decided to start the Curtis Brown Book Group because we love to read (and because we love to talk about the books that we’ve read!)
We’re book devotees, book groupies, book converts – put simply, we’re hooked.
The charity Quick Reads was set up in 2006 to reach the 35% that don’t read in their free time – in particular the 1 in 6 of adults who aren’t able to read, not because they don’t want to, but because they struggle with literacy, confidence, or access to books.
In the last nine years Quick Reads has distributed a remarkable 4.5million books and, through outreach work, introduced hundreds of thousands of new readers to the joy of reading.
Curtis Brown authors have been proud to support Quick Reads – Jeffrey Archer, Barbara Taylor Bradford, Harriet Evans, and James Caan have all written short works for the charity in recent years – and this year we’re delighted that our own Jojo Moyes’s Paris for One will be one of six new Quick Reads for 2015.
Here’s a bit more about the book below (and for your chance to win a copy just visit our @CBBookGroup on Twitter on Thursday 18th February):
Nell is twenty-six and has never been to Paris. She has never even been on a weekend away with her boyfriend. Everyone knows she is just not the adventurous type.
But, when her boyfriend doesn’t turn up for their romantic mini-break, Nell has the chance to prove everyone wrong.
Alone in Paris, Nell meets the mysterious moped-riding Fabien and his group of carefree friends. Could this turn out to be the most adventurous weekend of her life?
Other new titles for Quick Reads in 2015 include Dead Man Talking by Roddy Doyle, Pictures Or It Didn’t Happen by Sophie Hannah, Red for Revenge by Fanny Blake, Out of the Dark by Adèle Geras, and Street Cat Bob by James Bowen.
For more information about Quick Reads and their work just visit their website or follow on Twitter. Paris for One by Jojo Moyes was published by Penguin on 5th February 2015. Follow Jojo on Twitter at @ and for more information about her other novels visit www.jojomoyes.com.