The Authenticity Project (Hardback)
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The Authenticity Project (Hardback)

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Hardback 416 Pages / Published: 02/04/2020
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The debut novel from the author of The Sober Diaries beautifully balances humour with heart-break, and sincerity with mischief. The Authenticity Project is a warm and uplifting story about friendship, the importance of human connection and the power of truth.

A story about connection, community, and the kindness of strangers.

Six strangers with one universal thing in common: their lives aren't always what they make them out to be.

What would happen if they told the truth instead?

Julian Jessop is tired of hiding the deep loneliness he feels. So he begins The Authenticity Project - a small green notebook containing the truth about his life.

Leaving the notebook on a table in his friendly neighbourhood cafe, Julian never expects Monica, the owner, to track him down after finding it. Or that she'll be inspired to write down her own story.

Little do they realize that such small acts of honesty hold the power to impact all those who discover the notebook and change their lives completely.

Publisher: Transworld Publishers Ltd
ISBN: 9781787631793
Number of pages: 416
Weight: 529 g
Dimensions: 222 x 144 x 144 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS

‘Pooley handles her cast with brio as new relationships are formed and lives are changed in this poignant and uplifting read.’ - The Mail

'I loved The Authenticity Project. It has such an intriguing premise, wonderful characters and is utterly truthful about the lies that we all tell. It's a clever, uplifting book that entertains and makes you think.' - Sophie Kinsella 

''One of the best books I've read in a long time. Original, engaging and unforgettable.' - Sunday Times bestselling author, Sarah Morgan 

'Beautifully written, thought provoking and uplifting, The Authenticity Project is a warm and endearing tale about truth, friendship and the power of connection. Pooley's characters will stay with you long after you turn the final page. It was a joy to read.' - Mike Gayle 

'It's full of life's truths, funny, poignant and ultimately uplifting. I thoroughly enjoyed it.' - Fanny Blake

'I loved The Authenticity Project. I powered through it and it was such a joy. It gave me that warm fuzzy feeling that I've so missed (since the days of Love Actually etc). It really reminded me of those classic Richard Curtis films... Fab characters and just the right amount of romance, humour and weepy moments.' - Rachel Marks 

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“A modern day classic”

Claire Pooley has managed to create that most rare of beasts - A modern day classic. I just adored this book and, if I had more time, I’d return to page one and read it all over again. The thought that a notebook,... More

Hardback edition
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“A real treat of a book!”

This is a great book! Julien leaves the Authenticity project in a cafe, where Monica finds it. From there, we are introduced to a whole host of characters, each different and very realistically written. I could relate... More

Hardback edition
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“Just read it!”

This book was fantastic and definitely not what I was expecting. This is a warm book (although sometimes you really need to give the characters a talking to). Initially I was a bit frustrated about how the book was... More

Hardback edition
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