Love Me, Love Me Not

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What to expect

Don’t miss the new novel from the Women’s Prize longlisted author of Careless

‘A rare new talent’ THE GUARDIAN

‘So real, and so very moving’ JESSICA RYN

‘A second heartfelt triumph’ ANSTEY HARRIS

Lucy Banbury is fine. Until she isn’t…

Lucy Banbury isn’t the sort of person that everyone gets along with – she’s prickly and secretive, and she likes things ordered ‘just so’. But things couldn’t be going better for her – she swims three times a week, she’s on the cusp of a huge promotion at work and she’s dating someone perfect on paper.

But when she discovers at a family wedding that she’s adopted, her whole world is shattered. Those cracks she’s taken years to plaster over are beginning to surface and she’s not sure how much longer she can keep all her secrets hidden, all whilst pretending to be someone she’s not…

Because how can you pretend to love your life, when nobody loves you?

Praise for Kirsty Capes:

Astounding. Heart-breaking but hopeful, and a fresh new voice‘ PANDORA SYKES

‘Moving and beautifully written’ LIBBY PAGE

‘Made me laugh and cry in equal measure’ GOOD HOUSEKEEPING

A book that deserves to be a huge hitSTYLIST

‘The literary equivalent of gold dust’ BENJAMIN ZEPHANIAH

‘An incredible debut novel. Kirsty Capes is one to watch’ RED

‘A powerful coming-of-age debut’ MARIE CLAIRE

‘Vigorous and insightful’ DAILY MAIL

Critics Review

  • Bess’s narration is neither bitter nor self-pitying. Rather, her pragmatism, and humour, make her a compelling protagonist

    BBC
  • Heroic and powerful, but also tender; this is such an important novel

    CHARLOTTE MENDELSON
  • So good I’m lying in a tepid bath because my 15 minutes reading turned into 45. What a voice

    AMY BEASHEL
  • Elegant and empathic […] a portrait of how it feels to be young, brazen and terrified

    Jessica Moor
  • I felt this book in my gut! It’s funny, it’s emotional, and at times definitely heartbreaking, but Bess is a hero you can believe in

    JENDELLA BENSON
  • It’s not often that life in care is talked about, which is just one of the reasons we love this book

    COSMOPOLITA

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