Three Things You Need to Know About Rockets
Short Books, September 2018
Jessica Fox is living in Hollywood, a 26-year-old filmmaker with a high-stress job at NASA. Working late one night, craving another life, she is seized by a moment of inspiration and types “secondhand bookshop Scotland” into Google… Soon, Jessica finds herself halfway across the world, in Wigtown on the west coast Scotland, working for the handsome but somewhat aloof Euan – owner of “The Bookshop”, the town’s eccentric cultural hub. As she struggles with the local accent and the pace of life in this remote corner of the world, she realises that she has a lot to do to adapt to life five thousand miles from home. Jessica’s rollercoaster journey takes in all manner of new experiences, from Scottish Hanukkah and yoga on Galloway’s West Coast, to a waxing that she will never forget – and it will both break and mend her heart. It will also teach her that sometimes we must have the courage to travel the path less taken.
Praise for Jessica Fox
“The romantic memoir of the year.” – The Daily Mail
“It’s sweet, it’s charming and it’s funny.” – The Times