Profile of A Chiswick Author

Adele Parks is one of best loved, biggest selling writers of fiction in the UK

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She is one of the best-loved and biggest-selling womens fiction writers in the UK, has sold over one and a half million books, her novels have been translated into 25 different languages and she has just published her tenth novel in eleven years.

Chiswick resident Adele Parks' latest book, Men I've Loved Before, is set right here in W4. Described in the first chapter as a leafy, villagey sort of place, awash with bistros, trees and arty types, the story is a chick-lit dream, discussing the ins and outs of a perfect relationship and whether such a thing exists.

The Guardian says 'Parks writes with wit and a keen eye for detail... this will happily pass the time on the sun-lounger', whilst Heat claims that 'This is Parks at her best'.

Born in Teesside in 1969, Adele studied English Language and Literature at Leicester University and then went on to work in advertising and management consultancy. In 2010 she was awarded an honorary doctorate of Letters from Teesside University.

Her first book, Playing Away, was published in 2000 and subsequently Adele Parks was named as one of the Evening Standard's Twenty Faces to Watch for London.

Adele is set to appear at the Chiswick Book Festival this September along with Terry Pratchett, Andrew Motion, Val McDermid, Sadie Jones, Prue Leith, Michael Wood, Robert McCrum, Allison Pearson and Claire Tomalin.

August 13, 2010