Fiction & Drama

The Lock In longlisted for the Comedy Women in Print Prize


Congratulations to Phoebe Luckhurst, whose debut novel The Lock In has been longlisted for the 2022/23 Comedy Women in Print Prize.

Comedy Women In Print was established with the aim to recognise, celebrate and encourage witty women authors, creating a platform for both aspiring and established writers.

Best friends Ellen and Alexa have always been close. Until one fateful morning when they get locked in their attic with hapless housemate Jack and Alexa’s date from the night before, Ben. With no way out, hangovers and the hours crawling by, it seems best friends can get too close for comfort. Especially when Ellen realises she already knows Ben – perhaps rather better than Alexa does . . .

Fans of Dolly Alderton, Beth O’Leary and Mhairi McFarlane will LOVE this oh-so relatable tale of love, landlords and what can happen behind locked doors.

The year’s most original romcom – ELLE

A David Nicholls for Millennials – i

Entertaining, endearing, and truly unique. Found myself wincing and laughing with familiarity – Emma Gannon, bestselling author of Olive

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

Phoebe Luckhurst is a London-based journalist. She is Senior Commissioning Editor at the Sunday Times Magazine and was previously the Acting Features Editor of the Evening Standard. She has written for the Guardian, Sunday Times Style, ELLE, ES Magazine, Grazia, The Telegraph and Vogue. She was born in London, brought up in Glasgow and read English at Cambridge.

Join us in congratulating Phoebe!

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