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Mavis Cheek is the author of 15 books

‘Mavis Cheek may well be the spokes-woman for a generation.’ Observer


‘There has always been a touch of the Alan Bennett about Mavis Cheek. Both writers share an uncanny talent for capturing the cadences of the way we speak, and for re-creating them on the page so delicately and with such charm that it takes your breath away.’ Daily Mail

Mavis Cheek is the critically-acclaimed author of sixteen novels including Three Men on a Plane, Amenable Women, and most recently Mrs Fytton’s Country Life.

Her work traces the lives and mishap-laden loves of smart, sharply drawn women navigating the absurdities of middle age.

 Find out where Mavis will be talking or running writers’ courses, get in touch and buy her books.

 

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My little odyssey

Well – yes – the silence was due to my having been away on the Island of Kerkyra (I think it was the Italians who called it Corfu) and not a Durrell in sight, alas – nor a nymph being chased by Poseidon (nor yours truly being chased by Poseidon) for this is the island […]

Mavis Cheek is a Fellow of The Writing Project – part of the Royal Literary Fund.

There is a very dreadful scourge which permeates all our lives – Corporate Writing.  And it needs to be stamped out.  I’ve been wading through literature received from Hounslow Borough Council, a holiday brochure, a mini-catalogue from a national gallery, an instruction leaflet for a telephone – and many other things – and the fluffy […]

 
 

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