I was excited to publish my debut novel The Art Trip on Amazon in May 2019. It’s a romantic comedy that brings together the romance of Italy and its art, all the comic possibilities of a school trip and a good dose of nineties nostalgia!
It’s 1998 and the annual Langton Community College Sixth Form trip to Rome and Florence is about to depart.
History teacher Beverley Ridley might be looking forward to it, if only it weren’t for her nemesis, Ken Smith-Wemyss; whilst for art teacher Ken, the feeling is definitely mutual.
Meanwhile, Beverley’s shy daughter Jessica dreads the trip’s social situations as she weighs an obsessive idealized crush against the possibility of a first real boyfriend.
As they all fall under the inspiring spell of Italy and its art, who’ll learn the most about love?