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Dorothy Koomson is the author of ten novels including The Chocolate Run, Marshmallows For Breakfast, The Woman He Loved Before, Goodnight, Beautiful and The Flavours of Love. She’s been making up stories since she was 13 when she used to share her stories with her convent school friends. Dorothy’s first novel, The Cupid Effect, was published in 2003 (when she was quite a bit older than 13). Her third book, My Best Friend’s Girl, was selected for the Richard & Judy Summer Reads of 2006, and her novels The Ice Cream Girls and The Rose Petal Beach were both shortlisted for the popular fiction category of the British Book Awards in 2010 and 2012, respectively. Dorothy’s novels have been translated into over 30 languages, and a TV adaptation loosely based on The Ice Cream Girls was shown on ITV1 in 2013. After living in Sydney, Australia, for two years, Dorothy returned to England and now lives in Brighton. Well, Hove, actually. While writing her tenth book, That Girl from Nowhere, Dorothy developed a penchant for making jewellery, drinking coffee and taking photos with a real camera.

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Featured Books, with extracts, by Dorothy Koomson

When I Was Invisible by Dorothy Koomson
Reader Reviewed When I Was Invisible
Dorothy Koomson
An absolute page-turner of a novel, at times uncomfortable, yet powerful and oh so compelling. Roni and Nika meet when they are 8 years old, as the years pass their relationship changes, yet in their thoughts they remain as entwined...
Format: Paperback - Released: 23/03/2017
Lovereading Price: £6.39
When I Was Invisible by Dorothy Koomson
Reader Reviewed When I Was Invisible
Dorothy Koomson
One of our Books of the Year 2016. May 2016 MEGA Book of the Month. An absolute page-turner of a novel, at times uncomfortable, yet powerful and oh so compelling. Roni and Nika meet when they...
Format: Hardback - Released: 05/05/2016
Lovereading Price: £10.39
That Girl from Nowhere by Dorothy Koomson
Reader Reviewed That Girl from Nowhere
Dorothy Koomson
April 2016 Book of the Month. What a terrific and powerful book, I reckon it is her best yet. It covers race, adoption, rejection and even murder (or does it?). Our hero, Smitty, a black girl,...
Format: Paperback - Released: 24/03/2016
Lovereading Price: £6.39
That Girl from Nowhere by Dorothy Koomson
Reader Reviewed That Girl from Nowhere
Dorothy Koomson
One of our Books of the Year 2015. April 2015 MEGA Book of the Month. What a terrific and powerful book, I reckon it is her best yet. It covers race, adoption,...
Format: Hardback - Released: 09/04/2015
Lovereading Price: £10.39
The Flavours of Love by Dorothy Koomson
The Flavours of Love
Dorothy Koomson
An author who is not afraid of tackling gritty subjects gives us an involved, multi-charactered tale centring on a murder and the grief of those affected. It’s a slow starter as you get to know the people and their backgrounds...
Format: Paperback - Released: 10/04/2014
Lovereading Price: £6.39
The Flavours of Love by Dorothy Koomson
The Flavours of Love
Dorothy Koomson
An author who is not afraid of tackling gritty subjects gives us an involved, multi-charactered tale centring on a murder and the grief of those affected. It’s a slow starter as you get to know the people and their backgrounds...
Format: Hardback - Released: 01/01/1970
Lovereading Price: £0.00
The Rose Petal Beach by Dorothy Koomson
The Rose Petal Beach
Dorothy Koomson
Tamia is horrified when her husband, Scott, is accused of something terrible - but when she discovers who his accuser is, everything goes into freefall.
Format: Paperback - Released: 11/04/2013
Lovereading Price: £6.39
The Woman He Loved Before by Dorothy Koomson
The Woman He Loved Before
Dorothy Koomson
August 2011 Book of the Month. The old proverb 'marry in haste, and repent at leisure' is given a darker mysterious and obsessive twist in Dorothy Koomson’s latest page turner. Worried her...
Format: Paperback - Released: 04/08/2011
Lovereading Price: £7.19
The Ice Cream Girls by Dorothy Koomson
The Ice Cream Girls
Dorothy Koomson
Shortlisted for the Galaxy Popular Fiction Book of the Year 2010. The Ice Cream Girls is an utterly gripping, thought-provoking and heart-warming slice of life that will make you wonder if you can ever truly know the people...
Format: Paperback - Released: 22/07/2010
Lovereading Price: £7.19
Goodnight, Beautiful by Dorothy Koomson
Goodnight, Beautiful
Dorothy Koomson
My Best Friend’s Girl was a Richard and Judy Book Club title, this is in similar vein, a challenging subject about surrogacy, love and true friendship, beautifully handled, moving and powerful. Comparison: Jane Fallon, Jacquelyn...
Format: Paperback - Released: 07/08/2008
Lovereading Price: £7.19
My Best Friend's Girl by Dorothy Koomson
My Best Friend's Girl
Dorothy Koomson
Reviewed on Richard & Judy on 26th July 2006.A real tear jerker but with a good helping of feel good moments too. It's great, read it.
Format: Paperback - Released: 04/05/2006
Lovereading Price: £7.19

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