Constance Harding’s (Rather) Startling Year

Published in the USA in spring 2013 as a Penguin paperback
Previously published as A Surrey State of Affairs by Pamela Dorman Books and Abacus



“Wonderfully amusing. A comic gem.” –Alexander McCall Smith

“Warning: unintended snorts of laughter may occur in public places. Comic satire erupts when modern mores and reality TV invade the comfortable confines of Constance Harding’s cozy upper crust world.  I loved every dizzy, delightful page.” Helen Simonson, bestselling author of Major Pettigrew’s Last Stand

“Ceri Radford has perfectly rendered the inner monologue of a clueless but loveable Everywoman. Comforting, witty, poignant, and delicious.” –Beth Harbison, New York Times bestselling author of Thin Rich Pretty and Always Something There to Remind Me

“With a heroine as sweet and naive as Constance, there is bound to be trouble. And there is. Hugely enjoyable, this is an unusual and sparkling debut…. The Diary of an English Provincial Lady de nos jours.”
Elizabeth Buchan, author of Revenge of the Middle-Aged Woman and Separate Beds

“The endearingly clueless Constance Harding brings all of her generous good intentions to bear on solving the problems of those around her. What results are the hilarious misadventures of a hopelessly well-bred Englishwoman, an insightful commentary on our times, and a wonderfully messy tale of friendship, parenthood and love.”
Juliette Fay, author of Deep Down True and Shelter Me

“The New Helen Fielding.” –Company (UK)