Set both on the coast of Essex and in the art world of London, the book explores art and creativity, genius and commerce and the complications of being a real-life person metamorphosed into artist's muse.
Shortlisted for this year's Guardian's 'Not the Booker Prize', critic Sam Jordison has written: 'There's more to Man with a Seagull on his Head than its interesting philosophical ideas. It's funny, sharp, engaging and beautifully written. The prose is clean, unfussy and direct - but also expressive. There were insights that felt so true and were so well expressed that I couldn't help but hum in approval. It's a precious and strange thing. A bona fide gem.'
Join Harriet this lunchtime to discuss literary and artistic creativity as we celebrate her beguiling novel from indie publisher Bluemoose.