Something to Live For

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What to expect

‘A perfect, quirky summer page-turner. A life-affirming debut’ The Sunday Times
‘Funny, moving and thought-provoking – I loved this’ Clare Mackintosh
‘If you loved Eleanor Oliphant, try this brilliant new read’ Fabulous

The most uplifting story of the summer – about Andrew, who has forgotten how to live, and Peggy, who helps him remember…

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MEET ANDREW.

Everybody likes Andrew. But they don’t really know him.

They know what he’s told them – that he’s happily married with two kids. Living the kind of life that’s either so boring it’s true, or so perfect it’s a lie . . .

ENTER PEGGY.

Peggy arrives in Andrew’s life in a burst of kindness and possibility. For the first time in ages, Andrew feels alive again. So now that he has everything to lose, can he risk it all and tell Peggy the truth?

A big-hearted story about love, loneliness, and the importance of taking a chance when we feel we have the most to lose.

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See what everyone is saying about this summer’s most uplifting bestseller!

‘A magnificent read. Tender, funny, compelling’ Lucy Foley

‘Funny, moving and thought-provoking – I loved this’ Clare Mackintosh

‘I adored this! It warmed my heart, broke it a little, then put it back together’ Beth O’Leary

‘Funny, moving and uplifting…I loved it’ Libby Page

‘Heart-breaking. Hilarious. Life-affirming’ Holly Bourne

‘A life-affirming novel that simultaneously tweaks your funny-bone and tugs at your heartstrings. Brilliant!’ Matt Dunn

‘It pulls you in, makes you laugh and breaks your heart’ Gill Hornby

‘Endearing, funny and life-affirming, with a perfect dose of loneliness and human kindness’ Caroline Smailes

‘Wryly funny and quirkily charming – perfect for fans of A Man Called Ove and Eleanor Oliphant is Completely FineEleanor Brown

‘A beautiful, heart-warming laugh out loud story’ Dinah Jefferies

Critics Review

  • The story Roper tells is a charming, humorous and life-affirming tale about human kindness that strikes a chord in a world where loneliness is a growing problem.

    BBC NEWS ONLINE, Best Fiction of 2019
  • If you loved Eleanor Oliphant, try this brilliant new read… We completely fell in love with this funny, uplifting debut.

    FABULOUS
  • I loved this novel with my whole heart.

    THE NEW YORK TIMES
  • Endearing and delightful.

    PRIMA
  • This perfect, quirky summer page-turner… a life-affirming debut.

    SUNDAY TIMES STYLE
  • This is a story that gets under your skin – and a must read.

    THE SUN

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