Comic Jenny Eclair 'serious' about writing
4 July 2012 Last updated at 09:40 BST
Comedian Jenny Eclair has insisted she is serious about writing, ahead of the release of her third novel.
Love, Death and Vanilla Slices is the tale of a woman, struggling to raise her sons, who must confront long-buried secrets when she returns to her childhood home in northern England.
She spoke to BBC Breakfast about "emotionally manipulating" her readers.