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Richard Roper - Author

About the Author

Richard Roper was inspired by an article he read about the council workers who deal with situations when someone dies alone. Their days are spent sifting through the ephemera of those who've slipped through the cracks, searching for clues to a next of kin. Council workers are under no obligation to attend the funerals. Yet they do, sometimes dozens of them a year, just to make sure at least someone is there. Richard Roper lives in London. SOMETHING TO LIVE FOR is his first novel.

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When We Were Young

When We Were Young

Author: Richard Roper Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 22/07/2021

A tender and funny story about wanting to go back - when you know it's time to move on. --------- Theo has been living in his parents' shed, nursing a broken heart and a wounded ego, convinced life can't get any worse. Then he gets evicted on his 30th birthday. Theo thinks he's done with the real world - until it shows up on his doorstep... Joel is a successful TV scriptwriter, still in love with his teenage sweetheart. A proper grown-up - and yet he's falling apart at the seams. He's headed home to reconnect with best friend Theo - except they haven't spoken since the summer they turned 16. One of them is keeping a secret, and the other is living a lie. But can the promise they once made to walk all 184 miles of the Thames Path help them find their way back to the truth - and to their friendship? --------- Your favourite authors have loved reading Richard Roper's uplifting first novel, Something to Live For: '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, fresh and achingly tender. Richard's writing hooked me in from the very first page' Cathy Bramley '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

When We Were Young

When We Were Young

Author: Richard Roper Format: Hardback Release Date: 22/07/2021

A tender and funny story about wanting to go back - when you know it's time to move on. --------- Theo has been living in his parents' shed, nursing a broken heart and a wounded ego, convinced life can't get any worse. Then he gets evicted on his 30th birthday. Theo thinks he's done with the real world - until it shows up on his doorstep... Joel is a successful TV scriptwriter, still in love with his teenage sweetheart. A proper grown-up - and yet he's falling apart at the seams. He's headed home to reconnect with best friend Theo - except they haven't spoken since the summer they turned 16. One of them is keeping a secret, and the other is living a lie. But can the promise they once made to walk all 184 miles of the Thames Path help them find their way back to the truth - and to their friendship? --------- Your favourite authors have loved reading Richard Roper's uplifting first novel, Something to Live For: '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, fresh and achingly tender. Richard's writing hooked me in from the very first page' Cathy Bramley '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

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