What to expect

‘A beautifully written tale of enduring love’ Rowan Coleman

One night in December, twenty-two year old Ted Green makes his way to Waterloo Bridge determined to end his life. Lonely, despairing and utterly hopeless, it seems the only choice to make.

That same night in December, Marianne Cooper is running away from a party. Having found her boyfriend in a passionate clinch with someone else, Marianne can’t get away fast enough. But as she makes her way along London’s South Bank, a figure catches her eye on top of the bridge.

Then she sees him, a man ready to jump.

When Marianne saves Ted’s life, this night in December becomes one they’ll never forget, but as Ted watches Marianne leave in a black taxi, all he can think is he should have asked her name.

In a story spanning twenty years, join Ted and Marianne as they navigate life’s twists and turns, joys and heartbreaks, while all the time wondering – will fate ever bring them together again… Perfect for fans of Sophie Cousens and Isabelle Broom.
‘I loved How To Save A Life by Clare Swatman. Warm, romantic and wonderfully written, it’s an emotional and thought-provoking read with such relatable characters.’ Debbie Howells
‘How To Save A Life is a beautiful love story that vividly evokes time and place, transporting the reader to a snowy London night and a chance encounter that changes the lives of two people irrevocably. It takes us on a nostalgic and emotional trip through the past twenty years, and leaves you rooting for everyone who is brave enough to follow their heart and not their head.’ Victoria Scott

Praise for Clare Swatman:

‘How to Save a Life is a breathless story of enduring love that will fill your heart and give you hope.’ Laura Kemp

How to Save a Life is such a special book, filled with broken and relatable characters, who you can’t help but love. Just Gorgeous!’ Emma Cooper

‘How to Save a Life’ is a gorgeously romantic, sliding doors love story about how The One will find you in the end.’ Katy Regan

‘Heart-breaking and life-affirming in equal measures, Before We Grow Old is the tender story of a chance meeting between former childhood sweethearts Fran and Will, and is packed with secrets and revelations. Through her beautiful writing, Clare Swatman delivers a powerful lesson in learning to love with your whole heart and accepting the same, no matter what life throws at you.’ Sarah Bennett

‘Irresistible . . . A delightfully bittersweet story that will appeal to fans of One Day‘ – Sunday Mirror

‘Wonderful’ – Sun

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