"...perfect setting, perfect dress, perfect flowers, one hundred and eight guests - and one, total and utter, rat." Abandoned without explanation at the altar, 30 year-old Rosalind Shaw descends into the kind of depression which involves her watching too much daytime TV and not bothering to shower as regularly as her mother would like. After several inebriated, unwashed, months, Ros relocates from London to St Albans and begins a new life, as part-owner of an antiquarian bookshop, "Chapters". Here she finds herself working alongside the intellectual, and intensely private, Andrew; the kind-hearted, sartorially splendid, Georgina; and Joan, a free-spirited, loose cannon of a pensioner, with a penchant for amateur dramatics and outdoor nudity. However, just when Ros begins to feel that life might be starting to improve, her rather hairy neighbour, Daniel, knocks on her door with a bunch of flowers, a nervous grin and some rather distressing news... "Reading Upside Down" is funny, intelligent, fast-paced, chickwit - a feel good novel of mistaken assumptions and misread intentions; of feelings hurt and forgiveness bestowed.