‘The Split has everything I love in a novel. It’s hilariously funny, it’s so uplifting, and its characters are irresistibly loveable’ – BETH O’LEARY
‘Full of humour, kindness, cake and a cat, this is the novel to turn to in difficult times’ – KATIE FFORDE
‘A warm, funny, comforting read with such loveable characters!’ – RUTH JONES
Following a brutal break up, Ally flees to her dad’s house in Sheffield with her ex’s cat (who always preferred her anyway). When she realises Emily isn’t coming to win back either her or the cat, Ally takes to the sofa to mourn the future she’d planned.
After a few days’ grace, her dad calls in reinforcements – Ally’s old friend and first beard, Jeremy. Reunited, the two find solace in each other’s heartbreak and an endless supply of baked goods. But jacked up on sugar and mutual delusion, they concoct a plan to run the half marathon and win back their exes…
This seems like the perfect example of their ability to commit and better themselves. But will their exes be waiting at the finish line, or is there a whole new future on the horizon?
A brilliant, heart-warming and intensely funny story of love, heartache, friendship and family. Perfect for fans of Marian Keyes and Dawn O’Porter.
Full of humour, kindness, cake and a cat, this is the novel to turn to in difficult times * Katie Fforde, bestselling author of A WEDDING IN THE COUNTRY * The Split has everything I love in a novel. It's hilariously funny, it's so uplifting, and its characters are irresistibly loveable * Beth O'Leary, author of SUNDAY TIMES bestsellers THE FLATSHARE and THE SWITCH * A warm, funny, comforting read with such loveable characters - and it actually made me want to start running again! * Ruth Jones * The Split is an uplifting, warm and heartfelt story, with a cast of engaging characters who quickly became my friends. A feel-good depiction of love, friendship and family, which is very funny, but with moments of true poignancy too. An absolute must-read * Holly Miller, author of THE SIGHT OF YOU * It's like meeting Marian Keyes and Dawn O'Porter in a cosy gay pub in Sheffield! * Matt Cain, author of THE MADONNA OF BOLTON * Wise, wonderful and so much fun. I loved it! * Heidi Swain, bestselling author of THE WINTER GARDEN * It was pure fun. Heart-warming and adorable * Julie Cohen, bestselling author of TOGETHER and LOUIS & LOUISE * It's rare that a book so important to the literary canon is, at the same time, entertaining, heart-warming, and funny * Anstey Harris, author of WHERE WE BELONG * I adored The Split - a hilarious but oh-so-relatable tale of how not to handle a break-up. It made me laugh and sigh and head out for a run * Holly Hepburn * Such a lovely and heart-warming book. And it's hilarious! ... You'd be hard pushed to find a better group of characters to spend time with * Suzanne Ewart, author of forthcoming ONE MONTH OF YOU * An absolute JOY from start to finish. If you're after a smart, funny romcom with characters to root for, this is one for you * Richard Roper * Fun, sassy and a joy to read. I loved it! * Emma Cooper, author of IF I COULD SAY GOODBYE * Guaranteed to have you chuckling, this is a book with heart * Prima * This ferociously funny book about family, friendship and finding yourself will give you a warm glow * Red * Perfectly capturing the agony of a break-up, you'll want to wrap them up in a hug, while eating a freshly baked cake * Heat * Warm, wise and very funny, The Split is a modern romcom with characters you'll fall in love with. I can't wait to read more by Laura Kay * Phoebe Luckhurst * A hilarious tale of friendship and community * The Sun * More than just a standard romcom but with gay characters, this nicely written, engaging debut squeezes in ambition, anxiety and cake galore * Daily Mail * It's fresh, funny, foodie, and feel-good * NB magazine * A brilliant, heart-warming and intensely funny rom com * My Weekly * A very funny read * Bella * A funny, uplifting and intensely human romantic comedy * Blackpool Gazette * A heartwarming and unique story of self discovery * Woman's Own * Charming, funny and thoroughly enjoyable * Walthamstow Echo * A brilliant, heartwarming and intensely funny romcom * BELFAST TELEGRAPH *
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