Didn't anyone tell you that divas don't knit? Knit-one Jo Mackenzie needs a new start and jumps at the chance to take over her grandmother's wool shop in a small seaside town. Purl-one But it's not going to be easy with two young sons to cope with, an A-list actress moving into the local mansion and a knitting group addicted to cake. Stitch and Bitch! Gil McNeil's funny and uplifting novel turns prejudices and assumptions upside down, telling it how it really is in the world of knit-one, purl-one.
Gil McNeil is the author of the bestselling novels The Only Boy for Me, Stand by Your Man and In the Wee Small Hours. The Only Boy for Me has been made into a major ITV prime-time drama starring Helen Baxendale. Gil McNeil has edited four collections of stories with Sarah Brown, and helps run the charity PiggyBankKids which supports projects that create opportunities for children. She lives in Kent with her son and comes from a long line of champion knitters.