Never Greener (Paperback)
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Never Greener (Paperback)

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Paperback 528 Pages / Published: 30/05/2019
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Actress and screenwriter Ruth Jones’ debut novel is as witty and perceptive about the passion and pit-falls of relationships as you would expect from the co-creator of Gavin and Stacey. The bittersweet story of Kate, an actress with a husband and child who is offered the chance of rekindling a decades old affair with a married man, Never Greener is a feelgood read with just the right amount of poignancy and depth.

Chosen for the Zoe Ball Book Club in 2018

In her debut novel, actress and Gavin & Stacey screenwriter Ruth Jones shows us the dangers of trying to recapture that which was once lost and failing to realise the beauty of what we already have.

The past has a habit of tracking us down. And tripping us up. When Kate was twenty-two, she had an intense and passionate affair with a married man, Callum, which ended in heartbreak. Kate thought she'd never get over it.

Seventeen years later, life has moved on - Kate, now a successful actress, is living in London, married to Matt and mother to little Tallulah. Meanwhile Callum and his wife Belinda are happy together, living in Edinburgh and watching their kids grow up. The past, it would seem, is well and truly behind them all.

But then Kate meets Callum again. And they are faced with a choice: to walk away from each other or to risk finding out what might have been. Second chances are a rare gift in life. But that doesn't mean they should always be taken...

Ruth Jones became a British screen favourite with the all-conquering, BAFTA-winning Gavin & Stacey, the BBC comedy drama she co-wrote with fellow actor James Corden. Her other writing credits include the Sky series Stella which Jones also produced.

Publisher: Transworld Publishers Ltd
ISBN: 9781784162221
Number of pages: 528
Weight: 360 g
Dimensions: 198 x 127 x 31 mm


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'Ruth Jones is excellent on human nature and why we make the mistakes we do. I felt for every character. Unputdownable.' - Jojo Moyes

'I love books about gnarly, messy relationships and this one kept me gripped from the beginning. A great read.' - Jane Fallon

'Heart-rending, provocative and astutely written, Never Greener is a love story about getting what you want and losing everything you need. Ruth's characters will stay with me for a long time.' - Cathy Bramley

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“Is there such thing as a second chance in our lives ? ”

Kate had a passionate affair with a married man , Callum, which ended with heartbreak ; seventeen years later they meet again.

This is one of those stories that creates total emotional havoc ; love, lust, guilt,... More

Hardback edition
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“Moving. Humorous. Brilliant!”

It has been seventeen years since Kate and Callum last saw one another. Then, she was a young woman with a dream of becoming a famous actress and he was a husband to a loving wife and father to two kids with a baby on... More

Hardback edition
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“Relationships laid bare. Superb Characters a first class debut.”

Many will have come to love Ruth Jones for her role as Nessa Jenkins in the hit TV comedy Gavin and Stacey and also her other roles she has become so well known for as well as a script writer, but now we can add... More

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