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Pillow Talk by Freya North
  

Pillow Talk

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Winner of the Romantic Novel of the Year Award 2008.
Childhood sweethearts meet seventeen years later and the spark is now adult. This is emotional, feel-good, warm stuff with the couple each having a past to sort out. Along the way I learned some interesting facts about the precious stone, tanzanite, and quite a bit about sleepwalking – an added bonus to a lovely read.

Comparison: Jane Green, Catherine Alliott, Carole Matthews.

RNA panel comment: "Petra is the girl we all dreamt of being and Arlo the man we all wanted to meet. Who doesn't wonder 'what if...' to the long lost first love?"

If you like Freya North you might also like to read books by Belinda Jones, Jane Green and Marian Keyes.

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Synopsis

Pillow Talk by Freya North

The sleepwalker.

By day, Petra Flint is a talented jeweller working in a lively London studio. By night, she sleepwalks.

She has 40 carats of the world's rarest gemstone under her mattress but it's the skeletons in her closet that make it difficult for her to rest.

The insomniac.

At one time a promising song-writer, Arlo Savidge now teaches music at a boys' boarding school in North Yorkshire. He assumes he's happy with his isolated lifestyle. But, like Petra, ghosts from his past disturb his sleep.

Putting the past to bed.

Petra and Arlo loved each other from afar during their schooldays. Now, seventeen years later, in a tiny sweetshop one rainy day, they stand before each other once more. Could this be their second chance?

Reviews

Praise for Freya North:'North charts the ensuing emotional turmoil with a sexy exactitude
Marie Claire

'A very satisfying read' ***** Heat'I defy anyone who doesn't fall in love with it!'
Glamour

'Another North gem '
OK

`An engrossing emotional drama that's sure to feature on best-seller lists
Eve

`If you like chick-lit with a generous side-helping of sex, you'll devour this. An eye-poppingly sexy start leads into a family reunion laced with secrets. Tangled mother/daughter relationships unravel and tantalising family riddles keep you glued to the end
Cosmopolitan

`Freya North has matured to produce an emotive novel that deals with the darker side of love - these are real women with real feelings
She

`Tantrums, tarts, tears and text-sex...what's not to love about this cautionary tale for true romantics?
Heat

`A distinctive storytelling style and credible, loveable characters...an addictive read that encompasses the stuff life is made of: love, sex, fidelity and, above all, friendship
Glamour

About the Author

Freya North

Freya North was our Guest Editor in June 2014 - click here - to see the books that inspired her writing.

Freya North was born in London but lives in rural Hertfordshire with her family and other animals, where she writes from a stable in her back garden. A passionate reader since childhood, Freya was originally inspired by Mary Wesley, Rose Tremain and Barbara Trapido – fiction with strong female leads and original, sometimes eccentric, characters.

In 2012 she set up, and now runs, the Hertford Children’s Book Festival. She is also a judge for the CPRE Rural Living Awards, and also an ambassador for the charity Beating Bowel Cancer. She is the author of 13 bestselling novels which have been translated into many languages.

To connect with Freya and hear about events, unique competitions and sneak previews of what she’s writing, join her on Facebook, Twitter or her website.

Click here to read an exclusive interview with Freya North by Mary Hogarth.

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Book Info

Publication date

4th February 2008

Author

Freya North

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Publisher

Harpercollins Publishers

Format

Paperback
448 pages

Categories

Romantic Fiction
All Shortlists and Winners
Relationship Stories
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Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)

ISBN

9780007245925

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