I LOVED Ella. She’s one snarky, sarky bitch and she cracked me up. The narrative of Ella’s voice was hilarious; she’s totally down on her luck and seems to get herself caught in one predicament after another. From her job of writing as a cat, her love of cake, her need for validation and her nightmare boss Peter (who made me want to be physically sick!), her life is full of drama.
Blog Tour: An Interview with Joan Ellis, Author of I Am Ella, Buy Me
posted in Author Interview, Book Tour, October 2014 by lizzydreamer
Welcome to my stop on the Joan Ellis ‘I Am Ella, Buy Me’ blog tour! I have a wonderful interview for you with this fantastic author and I am extremely excited to share it with you
100 Dean Street, W.1. Telephone: 01 734 1000
20 November 1982
To whom it may concern,
Re: Ella David reference
My name is Peter Richards, Creative Director par excellence of CBA Advertising.
Ella David has been my copywriter for some years and has written a number of award-winning campaigns. She will work her arse off for you – believe me, there’s enough of it so you will get your money’s worth.
She seems unable to keep a boyfriend so no worries about her getting knocked up and leaving you in the lurch
[Peter is the chauvinistic Creative Director of CBA, the ’80’s ad agency in my novel: I am Ella. Buy me. To discover how his mind works, I took a sneaky peek into his Filofax.]
Spotted new little hottie in my department!!! A dark-eyed lovely fresh out of college. Just my type! Unfortunately, she appears to be shacked up with her copywriter, an ugly so-and-so with a penchant for raspberry-coloured trousers. Bumped into him in the gents – let’s just say he doesn’t measure up to yours truly! Lord knows what she sees in him. Assume his Father is loaded.
So sordid. So sexy. So sassy. Soho was never so-so.
Working in one of London’s top advertising agencies just off Soho Square allowed me to get up close and personal with one of the most exciting places on earth.
Boy dressed as girls and women competing in a man’s world – everywhere I looked girls were ‘doing it for themselves’ to quote the lexicon of ‘80’s cool, Annie Lennox.