The Flatshare (Paperback)Beth O'Leary (author)
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Deliciously light and frothy, O’Leary’s wonderfully uplifting debut is a joyous confection of comic misunderstanding and endearing romance between two residents of the same flat who happen to have never met.
Shortlisted for the Comedy Women in Print Prize 2020
Tiffy and Leon share a flat
Tiffy and Leon share a bed
Tiffy and Leon have never met...
Tiffy Moore needs a cheap flat, and fast. Leon Twomey works nights and needs cash. Their friends think they're crazy, but it's the perfect solution: Leon occupies the one-bed flat while Tiffy's at work in the day, and she has the run of the place the rest of the time.
But with obsessive ex-boyfriends, demanding clients at work, wrongly imprisoned brothers and, of course, the fact that they still haven't met yet, they're about to discover that if you want the perfect home you need to throw the rulebook out the window...
Publisher: Quercus Publishing
Number of pages: 432
Weight: 300 g
Dimensions: 196 x 128 x 24 mm
'The new Jojo Moyes... This has all the ingredients of Me Before You... seriously funny' - Cosmopolitan
'Deliciously funny and truly uplifting, this is a heartwarming story of friendship, love and starting over. I adored Tiffy and Leon, and you will too' - Lucy Diamond
'Utterly charming. Written with care and love for her characters, O'Leary manages to conjure up a Richard Curtis rom-com that also has its feet firmly planted in real life. The concept isn't stretched beyond credibility and, above all else, it's funny and winning. A real treat.' - Stylist
'Whip-smart and joyful, an original, delightful and thoroughly engaging love story' - Rowan Coleman
'Touching, funny and skilful, a delightful read' - Katie Fforde
'In the league of Bridget Jones and Marian Keyes' Walsh sister books... Fresh, funny and feel-good, The Flatshare is brilliantly written and the perfect antidote to any bad day. I loved it' - Claire Allan
'The Flatshare is a huge, heartwarming triumph.' - Josie Silver, author of One Day in December
'The Flatshare is astoundingly good. A beautiful, hope-filled, joyful triumph of a book. I was barely able to put it down yesterday and finished late last night. What a breath of fresh air! Everyone needs to share Tiffy and Leon's bed next year.' - Cressida McLaughlin
'I loved the way various strands of Tiffy and Leon's lives were crocheted together ... A warm, colourful, unique story and a thoroughly enjoyable read' - Sarah Haywood
'Funny, emotional and uplifting ... you'll devour this well-written debut' - The Sun
'I finished The Flatshare in one sitting - it is, as promised, incredibly uplifting and joyous. I spent the last few hours with a massive smile on my face. I have fallen head over heels in love with Tiffy and Leon, and indeed with this book' - Louise O'Neill
'A fresh, funny, quirky feelgood read with real heart. Tiffy and Leon are characters that you're going to be rooting for from the moment you meet them' - Mike Gayle
'The Flatshare is original, charming, warm and properly funny. I loved it' - Keris Stainton
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Beth O'Leary has outdone herself in her first novel. She has written such wonderful characters that I want so badly to be real!
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“This years Eleanor Oliphant”
Follow an unlikely love story of two flat mates, quirky Tiffy and straight laced Leon through the notes they leave each other in the handover of the flat. Tiff has it during the day and Leon takes it in the evening.... More
Love it, so well written that I couldn't put it down. Colleted it this afternoon and didn't put it down till I finished which was midnight, started reading at about 9pm. Love it!!
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