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The Two of Us by Andy Jones
  

The Two of Us

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May 2015 Debut of the Month.

Eloquently emotional and amusingly witty, this is a beautifully written and utterly compelling relationship tale. It’s easy to find yourself falling in love with this book as you read, the author has the ability to make your heart weep, your thoughts laugh and your soul sing. There are some genuinely funny, sharp and perceptive laugh out loud moments to be had along the way, often alongside or next to the sad, poignant and heartrending. You are encouraged to emotionally connect with Fisher, he feels real, as though you're hearing one of your best friends confide in you. Because it’s Fisher disclosing their story, there is often an enigmatic veil covering Ivy's thoughts and therefore when revealed, her feelings are particularly highlighted and emphasised. There is an abundance of heart and soul emanating from the pages and this wonderfully moving novel is one to cherish. ~ Liz Robinson

February 2015 eBook of the Month.

Reader Reviews

In addition to our Lovereading expert opinion some of our Lovereading Reader Review Panel were also lucky enough to read and review this title.

  • Edel Waugh - 'heartbreaking, funny and honest. I recommend this to anyone who wants to start a book and not leave it until they have it finished. It's too good to put down once you start!!' Read full review >
  • Jan Kirkcaldy - 'a fascinating story of life, love, emotions and behaviour encountered in life and most interesting of all, told in the first person from a male perspective...worth reading and I would thoroughly recommend it.' Read full review >
  • Maggie Crane - 'personally I felt the author was trying to cover numerous ills in life within one book.' Read full review >
  • Celeste Mc Creesh - 'I found I had a little tear in my eye at the end along with shedding a few along the way...It definitely didn't disappoint.' Read full review >
  • Julie Bickerdyke - 'This is one of those books that is a pleasure to read and doesn't tax you with complicated plot lines but does keep you intrigued and wanting to just keep on reading.' Read full review >
  • Sarah Harper - 'A non-traditional love story and a breath of fresh air. This is a real gem of a book which will not disappoint.' Read full review >
  • Tunde Toth - 'This book is relationship drama. It’s about fighting for your love in hard times and in doubts. And also about letting it go.' Read full review >
  • Phylippa Smithson - 'In reading the last page, I am not only feeling a sense of loss after closing a fantastic book but also the loss of a best friend such was the personal involvement I felt in the lead character.' Read full review >
  • Suzanne Marsh  - 'If you loved One Day and The Rosie Project, you will fall head- over- heels for The Two Of Us by Andy Jones.' Read full review >
  • Ann Peet - 'Engaging and moving love story.' Read full review >
  • Anne Cater - 'Warm, funny, characters that are real, including being annoying sometimes. An enjoyable, easy read that is light hearted around the outside, with a strong plot at the centre.' Read full review >
  • Joy Bosworth - 'Different-quirky-really good...I'll certainly look out for the next Andy Jones novel.' Read full review >
  • Rachel Hall - 'an ultimately very powerful and poignant story told with real thought and insight and some beautiful and high quality writing.' Read full review >
  • Angela Rhodes - 'I love this book!!Andy Jones, has really tapped into the relationships of people and he gets it!' Read full review >
  • Joanne Nuttie - 'I loved this book it was right up my street, boy meets girl and falls in love. It was quick paced and easy to read.' Read full review >
  • Rachel Bridgeman - 'A superb debut, I cannot recommend this book highly enough. It's the type of book you will be pushing on to your friends and urging them to read.' Read full review >

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Synopsis

The Two of Us by Andy Jones

Fisher and Ivy have been an item for a whole nineteen days. And they just know they are meant to be together. The fact that they know little else about each other is a minor detail. Over the course of twelve months, in which their lives will change forever, Fisher and Ivy discover that falling in love is one thing, but staying there is an entirely different story. The Two of Us is a charming, honest and heart-breaking novel about life, love, and the importance of taking neither one for granted.

Reviews

'I'm always wary about comparing books but, just this once, I'm going to make an exception because for me this is one of those few novels that deserves to be mentioned in the same breath as One Day. It has everything you could want from a romcom and then some'. * The Sun on The Trouble with Henry and Zoe *'


About the Author

Andy Jones lives in London with his wife and two little girls. During the day he works in an advertising agency; at weekends and horribly early in the mornings, he writes fiction.

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Book Info

Publication date

7th May 2015

Author

Andy Jones

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Publisher

Simon & Schuster Ltd

Format

Paperback
464 pages

Categories

Relationship Stories
Debuts of the Month
Literary Fiction
Reading Groups
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Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)

ISBN

9781471142444

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