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Isy Suttie: Jane is Trying - Part of Derby Book Festival


Comedian, actress and writer, Isy Suttie returns to her Matlock roots in her first novel, Jane is Trying, in which her central character moves back to Cromford.

Jane is trying.

She's been trying for a baby, with increasing desperation as her thirties sail by.

Now, she's trying to make a new start back home with her overprotective, charades-obsessed parents, having left her career and cheating fiancé behind in London.

All whilst trying to convince herself she didn't leave the front door unlocked, or the gas on. (Jane's not anxious. Not really. Not like in an OCD way. Maybe.) With a flimsy job, unlikely friends and a growing list of worries, can Jane conquer her demons and step forward on her own?

Isy is probably best known for her performance as Dobby in the Channel 4 sitcom, Peep Show. She has also written for The GuardianThe ObserverThe New StatesmanRed and Glamour, and is a regular writer and performer on BBC Radio 4, where her show Pearl and Dave won a Gold Sony Award in 2013.

Isy will be in conversation with BBC Radio Derby presenter, Sally Pepper.