I enjoyed Melting in the Middle very much. It captures the absurdities of business life well, and combines them with the ups and downs of home life. It reminded me of the TV series "Cold Feet" and Kingsley Amis's "Lucky Jim" - sharp dialogue and lots of laughter.
Andy Howden grew up in the Yorkshire Dales and read English Literature at the University of Sheffield before setting out on a career in market research which took him to London, Paris and Hampton Wick. He has worked for a number of companies, not all of them entirely sane.
Melting in the Middle is his first novel, started on a MA in Creative Writing at St. Mary's University, and was long-listed for the Exeter Novel Award.
Andy lives in South West London with his wife and has two grown up children who have left home but fortunately keep popping back to see him.