Glasgow author to appear in 'book swap' brunch in Glaschu next month

By Carla Jenkins

The best-selling Glaswegian author of one of last year’s most outrageously funny books is appearing at a literary event in the city next month.

Sophie Gravia, mum, nurse and best-selling author of ‘A Glasgow Kiss’ will be talking about her book at the year's first Bookface Brunch and book swap.

Debut novelist Sophie will share several of the hilarious anecdotes from her best-selling romcom about modern dating.

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It became the literary hit of the year and marked the arrival of a bright new talent in comedy fiction.

Even though her work as a nurse meant gruelling shifts working in a hospital, combined with being a mum, Sophie found time to write the book based on her blog 'Sex in the Glasgow City'; locate an editor and source an illustrator.

She then self-published on Amazon and the rest is literary history.

And the good news for her army of fans is that she’ll be returning with a new book in 2022.

Sophie said: “I’m thrilled to be taking part in the Bookface Book Swap Brunch. I’m a member of the group and have already been to a brunch at Glaschu and loved it."

The Bookface Book Swap Brunches are the brainchild of Hollicom PR’s Heather Suttie.

The former broadcaster is an avid reader and started the book group called 'Book Face' on Facebook last year in the midst of the pandemic.

The group has now grown to an astonishing 1800 members worldwide and features a book swap, prosecco, brunch and monthly get-together.

This non-profit event sees almost 60 members meet each month, all of them armed with four books to swap with fellow members. It’s the ultimate in low-cost, sustainable book-reading and often sparks an interest among members in other authors.

Heather Suttie, founder of Bookface said: “I loved Sophie’s book. It’s a hilarious page-turner and Sophie’s very much Scotland’s own Jackie Collins: talented, funny and gorgeous, I’m full of admiration for her, not just for this book but for achieving this success while being on the NHS front-line in the midst of the pandemic!”

The event runs from 9.30am until 12.30pm on Saturday February 5 in Glaschu.

For tickets and further info, click here https://bit.ly/33pq8yW


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