A Girl’s Guide To Modern European Philosophy
This is my first novel. Set in 1974, it’s about a student at Sussex University, Susannah Jones, who unintentionally becomes pregnant and turns to her philosophy books for help – in particular, Nietzsche, Heidegger, and Kierkegaard. It’s a coming of age novel. And a campus novel. And a novel of ideas. Apparently.
“Terrific … sensual and intellectual … full of evocative period detail.” Independent on Sunday
“Funny, thoughtful and gripping.” Guardian
“ A tender portrait of a feisty little girl lost … Susannah’s resourceful courage is both funny and poignant.” Observer
“This is a solid, enjoyable debut … memorable and engaging.” New Statesman
“A compelling read.” Mail on Sunday
“Since the runaway success of Sophie’s World, the youthful philosopher getting to grips with the meaning of life with the help of Kierkegaard, Nietzsche et al has proved a popular conceit with novelists. Charlotte Greig’s debut is an endearing addition to the canon… genuinely moving, catching precisely the era’s claustrophobia.” Observer
Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow?
A history of girl groups in pop, this was published by Virago in 1989. A six-part radio series that I wrote and presented, based on the book, is now in the BBC radio archive.