With the book having now sold more than a million copies across all formats in the UK, it is thrilling to see a similar reaction to the unique story across the pond. Of course, the hardback was also welcomed with open arms, with Reese Witherspoon describing it as “Beautifully written and incredibly funny… I fell in love with Eleanor, an eccentric and regimented loner whose life beautifully unfolds after a chance encounter with a stranger.”
Witherspoon has optioned the film rights to the book, and plans to star in the adaptation.
Gail has just returned from her US tour, where she visited the length and breadth of the States discussing her book, signing copies and meeting fans.
It’s thrilling to see the book reach so many people all over the world, with it now being sold in its 41st territory – Azerbaijan!
Eleanor has made herself at home in the bestseller lists. The novel was No.1 on the UK Sunday Times Bestseller List for 10 weeks and has been in the top 10 for 31 weeks, winning the Costa First Novel Award and two British Book Awards.