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May Book Club: The Switch

 the switch

Eileen is sick of being 79. Leena’s tired of life in her 20s. Maybe it’s time they swapped places... The Switch is the hilarious and heartwarming new novel by Beth O'Leary, author of The Flatshare. As always, we've got 50 copies to give away, plus the opportunity to ask Beth your questions. 

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When overachiever Leena Cotton is ordered to take a two-month sabbatical after blowing a big presentation at work, she escapes to her grandmother Eileen’s house for some overdue rest. Eileen is newly single and about to turn eighty. She’d like a second chance at love, but her tiny Yorkshire village doesn’t offer many eligible gentlemen.

Once Leena learns of Eileen’s romantic predicament, she proposes a solution: a two-month swap. Eileen can live in London and look for love. Meanwhile Leena will look after everything rural Yorkshire. But with gossiping neighbours and difficult family dynamics to navigate up north, and trendy London flatmates and online dating to contend with in the city, stepping into one another’s shoes proves more difficult than either of them expected.

Praise for Beth O'Leary: 

"Deliciously funny and truly uplifting" - Lucy Diamond
"Touching, funny" - Katie Fforde
"A huge, heartwarming triumph" - Josie Silver
"Charming debut" - S Magazine, Sunday Express
"A charming joyous hit" - The Bookseller

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All our copies of The Switch have now been allocated - don't forget that if you win one you will need to add your thoughts and questions for Beth on this thread.