A curious scheme is afoot in Blighty.
Attempting to tackle spiralling levels of crime and anti-social behaviour, the government has a new solution: to dye offenders purple.
For once, even journalist Eve Baxter is shocked - she's spent years gathering the world's weird and wacky news, but has never seen anything as loopy as this. Learning of these shamed 'bruises on society', the nation is agog -and divided. There's anger and agreement, protest and debate. Oh, green and pleasant and now purple land...
- "Purple People is a rare thing, a genre-busting tale that keeps you reading at a frantic clip. A novel of serious intent with a big, funny, generous heart. I loved it." - KATE HAMER, bestselling author of The Girl in the Red Coat and The Doll's Funeral.
- "JOYOUS. The concept is brilliant! It really made me laugh. I love the quickfire wit and bold characters. It is warm, witty, wildly imaginative and utterly original. A satirical delight!" -EMMA JANE UNSWORTH, author of Animals
- "That rare thing, a warm-hearted satire. Witty and emotional it has teeth AND a heart!" -DAVID QUANTICK, author of All My Colours