The debut novel – a time-travelling story of love and adventure – from the number one bestselling author of How Not To Be a Boy and star of Peep Show
‘Part adventure, part love story, part comedy’ Sunday Times
‘Fabulously Nineties and enjoyable’ Daily Mail
First Love. Second Time Lucky.
All hell has broken loose in Kate Marsden’s life. Her husband has died, she’s lost her job and now she’s pushed the last of her friends away. Then one day, she wakes up in the wrong body – and the wrong year. She’s eighteen again and it’s her first day of university. Which means today’s the day she’ll meet Luke, her future husband, for the first time.
If they can fall in love again, Kate might just be able to save him second time around.
A genre-defying time-travel tale - part adventure, part love story, part comedy, part dissertation on bereavement . . . a breathtakingly insightful evocation of grief * * Sunday Times * * Takes a familiar what-if scenario and invests it with heart and nostalgia . . . Hugely moving . . . Webb's memoir, How Not To Be a Boy, was a genuinely smart and affecting read; here, he proves that he can write about others as well as he writes about himself * * Observer * * Webb's first book, the memoir How Not To Be a Boy, established that as well as being funny on the telly he could write both sensitively and well. His first novel confirms it: it's well-paced, nicely written and highly entertaining . . . in parts very poignant * * Guardian * * Splendidly bleak, fabulously Nineties and enjoyable * * Daily Mail * * Robert Webb's effortlessly enjoyable debut novel is soaked in and a wry comment on nostalgia . . . his execution is smart, unexpected and full of pop cultural nous. It's also a ripping adventure yarn . . . Tender, thoughtful and terrific fun * * Metro * * [Webb] has a clean, affable style that fits itself around the comedy and tension that the story needs at different points . . . God knows we need a bit of a laugh and a thrill these days, books like this that are driven firmly by characters, setting and story * * The Times * * Funny, brilliant, clever and unpredictable; I gobbled it up -- JENNY COLGAN A parable on the allure of nostalgia that also serves as a state-of-Britain satire and knockabout action romp, it moves at warp speed * * Mail on Sunday * * A comforting, pacey mash-up of romance, fantasy, humour and thriller . . . The characterisation, emotional honesty and dialogue ring endearingly true * * Sunday Times * * A beautiful book. Absolutely bonkers, absolutely brilliant -- JAMES O'BRIEN
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