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The StreetBooks edition of Invisible was published on Thursday 28th October 2010.
"A lovely and beguiling book...full of brambles and sunlight." Frank Cottrell Boyce
"This is Posy Simmonds territory; we’re among fretful middle-class types who take themselves very seriously and make an enormous meal of every bit of slap-and-tickle. That these people are bearable company is entirely down to the author’s lively wit and acute understanding of the emotional landscape." Kate Saunders,The Times
"If you are looking for a happy romantic novel then I would say look further. If you want a book that deals with REAL issues in relationships then look NO further!" The Mole,Our Book Reviews Online
"An absorbing story of love and betrayal...interestingly constructed, as befits an author with a profound understanding of narrative form...The psychology is sharp, the evocation of place and action precise and memorable. A really good read." Dennis Hamley, The Oxford Writer
"Endearing read, due to good narrator character - a real tryer who has a lot to learn. The theme of anorexia is clearly well understood and treated with empathy. The west Oxfordshire countryside, the micro brewery, all make up a rich context. I felt there were in the last third too many minor characters and that the second main character rather faded out. All in all though, very memorable and interesting read." Anonymous reader,Oxfordshire Libraries Catalogue
From aninterviewwith Frank Egerton by Gill Oliver for The Oxford Times
"The topic of eating disorders is a central theme of Invisible. The main female character struggles with bulimia and [Frank Egerton] says his desire to write about it was sparked by watching a close friend’s similar battle.
'A friend had a chronic eating disorder which she began to confront in her mid-30s after living with it for 20 years. 'But when she finally got treatment, nothing was tailored to someone of her age. 'It is something that is not really talked about. People know about the acute form that happens to teenagers but adult sufferers do not get much attention.' While researching the book, he was surprised by the number of people who confided they had experienced some type of obsessive compulsive disorder or cutting. He added: 'Using these experiences and the fact that I went through a mild form of OCD in my teens, I built up a composite picture. But I wanted to broaden the book to look at obsession in all its many forms.'"
News: Frank appearing on Bill Heine's programme on BBC Radio Oxford 12.02.12, 9 am...Frank reading fromInvisibleatKennington Literary Festival 15.10.11, 1.40-2.10 pm...Frank gives talk on Small Presses, Print on Demand and Kindle, followed by reading fromInvisible, Saskatchewan Lecture Theatre, Exeter College, Oxford 03.08.11...Invisible reviewed on Oxfordshire Library Catalogue 07.06.11...Frank interviewed by Gill Harris for Oxford Times 27.01.11...Invisible reviewed by Our Book Reviews Online 24.01.11...Invisible featured in The Brick, Hilary 2011...Invisible discussed at the Anchor book club, Hayfield Road, Oxford, 08.11.10, 7.30 pm...Frank talks to Writers in Oxford about StreetBooks and Invisible at the Victoria Arms, Marston, Oxford, 03.11.10, 7.30 pm...Frank interviewed on BBC Oxford (available on iPlayer till 27.10.10)...Invisible reviewed by Kate Saunders in the Times, 23.10.10: "...lively wit and acute understanding of the emotional landscape"
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Invisible by Frank Egerton, paperback, ISBN 978-0-9564242-0-4, £9.99 (in stock).
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My interest is in artisan publishing: which involves high quality, regional fiction, marketed locally in person and globally via the Internet. An analogy I like is that of the micro-brewery: a combination of tradition, passion and the opportunities offered by new technology.
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