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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 Road Trip

The Road Trip

Author: Beth O'Leary Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 29/04/2021

'Joyful and uplifting' Sheila O'Flanagan 'O'Leary's best yet' Gillian McAllister 'A charming, heartfelt story of love found and love potentially lost' Laura Jane Williams 'This book is perfect' Rosie Walsh 'So romantic and moving and brilliantly told' Louise O'Neill 'O'Leary does it again! The Road Trip is another sure-fire hit, filled with characters you won't forget' Mike Gayle 'An achingly tender love story' Richard Roper 'Completely fresh and unpredictable, The Road Trip is so compelling' Paige Toon 'Beth is quite rightly earning her title as Queen of Uplit ' Prima 'Funny, relatable and tender' Red THE BRAND NEW NOVEL FROM THE SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLING AUTHOR, BETH O'LEARY. Addie and her sister are about to embark on an epic road trip to a friend's wedding in rural Scotland. The playlist is all planned and the snacks are packed. But, not long after setting off, a car slams into the back of theirs. The driver is none other than Addie's ex, Dylan, who she's avoided since their traumatic break-up two years earlier. Dylan and his best mate are heading to the wedding too, and they've totalled their car, so Addie has no choice but to offer them a ride. The car is soon jam-packed full of luggage and secrets, and with four-hundred miles ahead of them, Dylan and Addie can't avoid confronting the very messy history of their relationship... Will they make it to the wedding on time? And, more importantly, is this really the end of the road for Addie and Dylan? HEAR WHAT EVERYONE IS SAYING ABOUT BETH'S FIRST TWO NOVELS: 'I adored every page of this super-smart, brilliantly funny romcom' Rosie Walsh on The Flatshare 'The new Jojo Moyes ... This has all the ingredients of Me Before You... seriously funny' Cosmopolitan on The Flatshare 'Touching, funny and skilful, a delightful read' Katie Fforde on The Flatshare 'The Flatshare is a huge, heart-warming triumph' Josie Silver on The Flatshare 'Beth has done it again! Warm, witty, and a cast of characters I wish I was friends with - I truly loved it!' Laura Jane Williams on The Switch 'Eileen Cotton proves you don't have to be in your thirties to be Bridget Jones. A triumph of a second novel' Anstey Harris on The Switch 'I am blown away. I didn't think Beth could top The Flatshare but she has. It sparkles with wit, warmth and compassion. It deserves to be huge!' Gillian McAllister on The Switch

The Switch

The Switch

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

THE SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER '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 'Heart-warming' Bella 'This delicious slice of feelgood fiction is a real tonic' Sunday Mirror

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?

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