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Beth O'Leary - Author

About the Author

Beth studied English at university before going into children's publishing. She lives as close to the countryside as she can get while still being in reach of London, and wrote her first novel, The Flatshare, on her train journey to and from work. She is now writing novels full time, and if she's not at her desk, you'll usually find her curled up somewhere with a book, a cup of tea, and several woolly jumpers (whatever the weather).

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The Switch

The Switch

Author: Beth O'Leary Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 21/01/2021

'SO CHARMING, SO SWEET AND SO LOVELY' MARIAN KEYES Leena is too young to feel stuck. Eileen is too old to start over. It's time for The Switch... After blowing a big presentation at work, Leena takes a two-month sabbatical and escapes to her grandmother Eileen's house for some overdue rest. Eileen is newly single and about to turn eighty. She'd like a second chance at love, but her tiny Yorkshire village doesn't offer many eligible gentlemen . . . A life swap seems the perfect solution. But with a rabble of unruly OAPs to contend with, as well as the distractingly handsome local schoolteacher, Leena learns that switching lives isn't straightforward. In London, Eileen is a huge hit with her new neighbours, and with the online dating scene. But is her perfect match nearer to home than she first thought? 'Blissful escapism' Daily Mail 'The feel-good read we all need right now' Stylist

The Switch

The Switch

Author: Beth O'Leary Format: Hardback Release Date: 09/12/2020

'SO CHARMING, SO SWEET AND SO LOVELY' MARIAN KEYES Leena is too young to feel stuck. Eileen is too old to start over. Maybe it's time for The Switch... Ordered to take a two-month sabbatical after blowing a big presentation at work, Leena escapes to her grandmother Eileen's house for some overdue rest. Newly single and about to turn eighty, Eileen would like a second chance at love. But her tiny Yorkshire village doesn't offer many eligible gentlemen... So Leena proposes a solution: a two-month swap. Eileen can live in London and look for love, and L Leena will look after everything in rural Yorkshire. But with a rabble of unruly OAPs to contend with, as well as the annoyingly perfect - and distractingly handsome - local schoolteacher, Leena learns that switching lives isn't straightforward. Back in London, Eileen is a huge hit with her new neighbours, and with the online dating scene. But is her perfect match nearer to home than she first thought?

The Switch

The Switch

Author: Beth O'Leary Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 16/04/2020

Eileen is sick of being 79. Leena's tired of life in her twenties. Maybe it's time they swapped places... When overachiever Leena Cotton is ordered to take a two-month sabbatical after blowing a big presentation at work, she escapes to her grandmother Eileen's house for some overdue rest. Eileen is newly single and about to turn eighty. She'd like a second chance at love, but her tiny Yorkshire village doesn't offer many eligible gentlemen. Once Leena learns of Eileen's romantic predicament, she proposes a solution: a two-month swap. Eileen can live in London and look for love. Meanwhile Leena will look after everything in rural Yorkshire. But with gossiping neighbours and difficult family dynamics to navigate up north, and trendy London flatmates and online dating to contend with in the city, stepping into one another's shoes proves more difficult than either of them expected. Leena learns that a long-distance relationship isn't as romantic as she hoped it would be, and then there is the annoyingly perfect - and distractingly handsome - school teacher, who keeps showing up to outdo her efforts to impress the local villagers. Back in London, Eileen is a huge hit with her new neighbours, but is her perfect match nearer home than she first thought?

The Flatshare

The Flatshare

Author: Beth O'Leary Format: Hardback Release Date: 18/04/2019

THE SUNDAY TIMES TOP FIVE BESTSELLER 'Set to become the romcom of the year - a Sleepless In Seattle for the 21st century' Sunday Express 'The new Jojo Moyes... This has all the ingredients of Me Before You' Cosmopolitan 'Funny and winning... a Richard Curtis rom-com that also has its feet firmly planted in real life. A real treat' Stylist 'The last book to completely emotionally absorb me in this way was Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine, and I think fans of that will adore this' Daisy Buchanan ********** Tiffy and Leon share a flat Tiffy and Leon share a bed Tiffy and Leon have never met... Tiffy Moore needs a cheap flat, and fast. Leon Twomey works nights and needs cash. Their friends think they're crazy, but it's the perfect solution: Leon occupies the one-bed flat while Tiffy's at work in the day, and she has the run of the place the rest of the time. But with obsessive ex-boyfriends, demanding clients at work, wrongly imprisoned brothers and, of course, the fact that they still haven't met yet, they're about to discover that if you want the perfect home you need to throw the rulebook out the window... ********** See what everyone is saying about The Flatshare 'I devoured The Flatshare. Original, funny and touching. Read it' Clare Mackintosh 'One of the most talked about books of 2019... Fans of Jojo Moyes's Me Before You will love this UpLit romcom' Red Magazine 'It's fiction to make you feel good - endlessly enjoyable and brilliant fun' Daily Express 'In the league of Bridget Jones and Marian Keyes' Walsh sister books' Claire Allan 'Funny, emotional and uplifting' Sun 'A quirky, feelgood read, bursting with character and warmth' Prima 'The Flatshare is a huge, heartwarming triumph' Josie Silver 'Uproariously funny with characters you fall for from the first page' Woman & Home 'Deliciously funny and truly uplifting' Lucy Diamond 'Touching, funny and skilful, a delightful read' Katie Fforde 'It's funny and charming but there are moments of real poignancy, too. Guaranteed to leave you with a smile on your face' Good Housekeeping 'Heartwarming and brilliant' Closer

The Flatshare

The Flatshare

Author: Beth O'Leary Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 18/04/2019

THE SUNDAY TIMES TOP FIVE BESTSELLER 'Set to become the romcom of the year - a Sleepless In Seattle for the 21st century' Sunday Express 'The new Jojo Moyes... This has all the ingredients of Me Before You' Cosmopolitan 'Funny and winning... a Richard Curtis rom-com that also has its feet firmly planted in real life. A real treat' Stylist 'The last book to completely emotionally absorb me in this way was Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine, and I think fans of that will adore this' Daisy Buchanan ********** Tiffy and Leon share a flat Tiffy and Leon share a bed Tiffy and Leon have never met... Tiffy Moore needs a cheap flat, and fast. Leon Twomey works nights and needs cash. Their friends think they're crazy, but it's the perfect solution: Leon occupies the one-bed flat while Tiffy's at work in the day, and she has the run of the place the rest of the time. But with obsessive ex-boyfriends, demanding clients at work, wrongly imprisoned brothers and, of course, the fact that they still haven't met yet, they're about to discover that if you want the perfect home you need to throw the rulebook out the window... ********** See what everyone is saying about The Flatshare, 2019's hottest debut! 'I devoured The Flatshare. Original, funny and touching. Read it' Clare Mackintosh 'One of the most talked about books of 2019... Fans of Jojo Moyes's Me Before You will love this UpLit romcom' Red Magazine 'It's fiction to make you feel good - endlessly enjoyable and brilliant fun' Daily Express 'In the league of Bridget Jones and Marian Keyes' Walsh sister books' Claire Allan 'Funny, emotional and uplifting' Sun 'A quirky, feelgood read, bursting with character and warmth' Prima 'The Flatshare is a huge, heartwarming triumph' Josie Silver 'Uproariously funny with characters you fall for from the first page' Woman & Home 'Deliciously funny and truly uplifting' Lucy Diamond 'Touching, funny and skilful, a delightful read' Katie Fforde 'It's funny and charming but there are moments of real poignancy, too. Guaranteed to leave you with a smile on your face' Good Housekeeping 'Heartwarming and brilliant' Closer

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