* A wonderfully engaging novel about happiness, set over a summer in Edinburgh
Previously a ghost-writer, this is Jennie Erdal's first novel.
Absorbing . . . This is a writer of rare assurance and intelligence - Spectator - Cressida ConnollyCompelling. Jennie Erdal has a fine eye for the dynamics of sexual relationships - The Times - Kate SaundersThe Missing Shade of Blue is fascinated with big ideas , full of lively wit and a tender eye for the foibles of human nature - Literary Review - Adrian TurpinThe subtitle 'a philosophical adventure' really captures the mood of this beguiling, clever, funny and humane novel . . . All of [the characters] are well drawn, but the wounded, crumbling figure of Harry Sanderson, the academic philosopher who prefers fly-tying and fishing to the examined life, especially so . . . Jennie Erdal has written a thoroughly engaging and thought-provoking book. - James Robertson, author of THE TESTIMONY OF GIDEON MACKCleverly constructed novel, it gives us an outsider's view of a marriage that's complex . . . a beautifully written novel - Scottish Review of BooksDeep waters and dense themes, marshalled with a light touch and dry wit. Elegant, humane - Guardian