Stepping Up (Paperback)
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Stepping Up (Paperback)

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Paperback 432 Pages
Published: 16/02/2023
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Beth is drifting through life with no responsibilities until a family tragedy forces her to become guardian to her teenage niece and toddler nephew in this hilarious and heartwarming novel from the author of The Unmumsy Mum.

Beth has never stuck at anything.

She's quit more jobs and relationships than she can remember and she still sleeps in her childhood bedroom. It's not that she hasn't tried to grow up, it's just that so far, the only commitment she's held down is Friday drinks at the village pub.

Then, in the space of a morning, her world changes.

unspeakable tragedy turns Beth's life upside down, and she finds herself guardian to her teenage niece and toddler nephew, catapulted into an unfamiliar world of bedtime stories, parents' evenings and cuddly elephants. Having never been responsible for anyone - or anything - it's not long before she feels seriously out of her depth.

What if she's simply not up to the job?

With a little help from her best friend Jory (purely platonic, of course ...) and her lovely, lonely next-door neighbour, Albert, Beth is determined that this time she's not giving up. It's time to step up.

Publisher: Transworld Publishers Ltd
ISBN: 9780552177115
Number of pages: 432
Weight: 293 g
Dimensions: 198 x 127 x 26 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS

Humour and heart are everywhere in this book, and I went from laughter to tears in the turn of a page. Wise, joyful and very, very funny - this is a book to devour, a book to share and a book to savour. I loved it - Katie Marsh, author of UNBREAK YOUR HEART

Stop EVERYTHING and read this! Funny, tender and beautifully observed. Loved, loved, LOVED it! - Cathy Bramley

Heartwarming and heartbreaking. Full of warmth and Turner's perceptive parenting humour. This is a book that will break your heart and make you fall in love all at once! - Katy Colins, author of THE BEST IS YET TO COME

What a fantastic read - it had me in tears! This book grabbed me by the heartstrings and didn't let go! It has it all - warmth, humour and brilliant observations on love, life and loss. An emotional rollercoaster of a read and one that is well worth taking! - Sarah Pearse, author of THE SANATORIUM

Stepping Up is a heart-blasting triumph of a novel - wise, witty and wonderfully human. - Isabelle Broom, author of THE GETAWAY

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“A sad, but very enjoyable read that only tiredness had me put the book down.”

I laughed, and very quickly cried, then was left with an undercurrent of constant sadness amongst the funny moments, the parenting moments, the memory moments, and little moments to try and make things alright... More

Hardback edition
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“A remarkable tale of grief, love, humour and hope”

I’ve been a big fan of Sarah Turner’s The Unmummsy Mum account on Instagram for a few years now and already own a few of her books. When I found out she had written her debut novel, well let’s just say I was so... More

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“A fabulous debut novel. Warm and adorable.”

An absolutely fabulous debut novel by Sarah Turner. I couldn’t help but love Beth and her adorable family of Polly, Ted, Emmy and her Mum and Dad, as well as Jory and the wonderful Albert. This book made me laugh, cry... More

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