Do you fondly remember messaging your crush on MSN after school? Miss those shoes that never recovered from the sticky floors of your hometown nightclub? And can’t stand your spare-room housemate after lockdown?
Evening Standard Features Editor Phoebe Luckhurst has spent lockdown working on this summer’s most feel-good read. It was sold just last autumn at a five publisher auction won by by Penguin Michael Joseph, and it’s published today just in time for the holidays.
Get your copy now, pour yourself a gin & tonic and sit back and enjoy the sun whilst it lasts.
And if you need further convincing, here’s what everyone’s been saying:
A David Nicholls for Millennials – i
Entertaining, endearing, and truly unique. Found myself wincing and laughing with familiarity – Emma Gannon, bestselling author of Olive
The year’s most original romcom – ELLE
Hilarious – Evening Standard, ‘Best New Books in 2021’
Such a fun, clever, original and massively entertaining read . . . I love it, you’ll love it – Lindsey Kelk
I loved this book. Brilliantly written and so perceptive on the trials and tribulations of Generation Rent, it’s also screamingly funny, deliciously nostalgic and really just a very fun time. I almost wish they’d stayed locked in for longer – Lauren Bravo
An immensely readable, witty and well-crafted debut . . . a very millennial tale of love, loneliness and friendship ― i
Funny and compelling from page one and so well written. Such a brilliant premise and really well executed. Officially a huge fan of Phoebe Luckhurst! – Lucy Vine, bestselling author of Hot Mess
Loved the concept and characters. . . it’s very funny – Sarra Manning
A funny, joyful hug of a book! A nostalgic, pitch perfect ode to the awkwardness and hilarity of yearning teenage years and house sharing in your twenties – Cressida McLaughlin
One to watch – The Bookseller