'Being aware of people, who for whatever reason find it difficult to read, I was only too pleased to write The Girl On The Platform. Reading is an exciting and demanding pleasure, which I believe should be enjoyed by everyone. I hope that all those who read this story find the same joy and belonging that I found in the writing of it' Josephine Cox Best mates Mark and Pete board a train to London for their lads' night out. As Pete finds a seat he notices a girl sitting on a bench. She looks sad and lonely. When the train leaves, he can't get her out of his mind because in her, he has seen a glimpse of himself. Over the coming months Pete sees the girl often, but when tempted to speak to her, his courage fails.Then one day she simply disappears. Hopelessly besotted by this girl he believes to be his kindred spirit, Pete will not rest until he finds her! / Quick Reads was launched on World Book Day in March 2006, with the aim of reaching out to the millions of adults in the UK with reading difficulties and the one third of the population that never picks up a book. Over half a million copies have now been distributed and orders for Quick Reads have grown by 40% in the last year. / The Girl on the Platform is a page-turning story that will not only be perfect for emergent readers but will also be snapped up by Josephine's loyal fanbase. / World Book Day will be supported by a nationwide, high profile publicity campaign. / The Sun is just one of the partners confirmed for World Book Day. / The Loner was a no.1 Sunday Times bestseller in both hardback and paperback. / Josephine Cox is the most borrowed female author in UK libraries. / The Josephine Cox newsletter -- Chatterbox -- has almost 23,000 subsribers from all over the world and circulation increases with each issue. / The Josephine Cox website has over 15,000 suscribers worldwide. / Competition: Lesley Pearse, Martina Cole
Josephine Cox was born in Blackburn, one of ten children. At the age of sixteen, Josephine met and married her husband Ken, and had two sons. When the boys started school, she decided to go to college and eventually gained a place at Cambridge University. She was unable to take this up as it would have meant living away from home, but she went into teaching --and started to write her first full-length novel. She won the 'Superwoman of Great Britain' Award, for which her family had secretly entered her, at the same time as her novel was accepted for publication.
Praise for Josephine Cox: / 'Cox's talent as storyteller never lets you escape the spell' Daily Mail / 'Irresistible storytelling' Books Magazine / 'Driven and passionate' Sunday Times