I’ve just been re-reading e by Matt Beaumont – ‘the novel of liars, lunch and lost knickers’.
Via a series of emails, it tells the inside workings of an ad agency. As it says on the back cover, ‘a tapestry of insincerity, backstabbing and bare-faced bitchiness – just everyday office politics.’
Brilliant book! Unputdownable!
It reminds me of when I was 19, and was accepted at Watford College to do a copywriting course. The letter they sent me said, ‘Although you might be too diffident for the advertising industry, you clearly have talent so we are offering you a place.’
I chose to train as a journalist instead, and ended up as a marketing copywriter. Reading this book makes me glad I did!
You can get it here.