Blog tour: this could be everything

Welcome to the blog tour for this could be everything by Eva Rice!

More about the book…

It’s 1990. The Happy Mondays are in the charts, a fifteen-year-old called Kate Moss is on the cover of the Face magazine, and Julia Roberts wears thigh-boots for the poster of a new movie called Pretty Woman.

February Kingdom is nineteen years old when she is knocked sideways by family tragedy. Then one evening in May, she finds an escaped canary in her kitchen and it sparks a glimmer of hope in her. With the help of the bird called Yellow, Feb starts to feel her way out of her own private darkness, just as her aunt embarks on a passionate and all-consuming affair with a married American drama teacher.

THIS COULD BE EVERYTHING is a coming-of-age story with its roots under the pavements of a pre-Richard-Curtis-era Notting Hill that has all but vanished. It’s about what happens when you start looking after something more important than you, and the hope a yellow bird can bring …

More about the author…

Eva Rice has written 5 novels and is the author of the Sunday Times bestseller The Lost Art of Keeping Secrets - a post-war coming-of-age story that was runner-up in the 2006 Richard and Judy Book of the Year. It is currently being developed by Fudge Park (creators of The Inbetweeners) and Moonage Pictures (Pursuit of Love) as a major new TV series.

Eva has toured with bands since her early twenties. She has written the music and lyrics for Harriet, a musical based on an early Jilly Cooper novel due to open in 2023. She has a geek-like fascination with pop music, and her party trick is recalling chart positions.

Follow her on twitter @EvaRiceAuthor.

My impressions…

You know when you want to reach inside the pages of a book to take the hand of a character and tell her that everything will be ok? This is exactly what I wanted to do with Feb. I also would have liked to jump right into the novel myself! The 90s setting was super evocative and the characters orbiting around her extremely charming. Yes, there was a lot of sadness but that didn’t make it a sad book. On the contrary, I found it rather uplifting.

Three words to describe it. Emotional. Hopeful. Delightful.

Do I like the cover? I love everything about it: the font, the colours, the image, the layout… extremely well thought-out.

Have I read any other books by the same author? No, I must have been living under a rock.


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