Single Bald Female

Laura Price

14 April 2022
416 pages


Frank, funny and poignant, Single Bald Female by Laura Price is an unforgettable story of love, friendship, and embracing life after a shock diagnosis.

'If you need something funny, moving, heartbreaking and magical, this is the one' - Daisy Buchanan, author of Insatiable

'Witty yet devastating' – ES Magazine

'Every word of Single Bald Female rings true' – Lauren Bravo, author of Preloved

Jessica Jackson has hit all her personal milestones for turning thirty – the career, the loving boyfriend and a cosy London flat they share with their cat. But a breast cancer diagnosis turns Jess’s world upside down, and her contented life implodes with it.

Around her, her friends’ lives continue to follow the script, with the big white weddings and the baby scans. With her own future so uncertain, the only thing Jess is sure of is that she’s being left behind.

But then she meets Annabel, an enigmatic twenty-seven year old with incurable cancer. While Annabel may not have long left, she understands much more about living than anyone Jess has ever met. And she’s determined to show Jess how to make every day count . . .

'I read this in a single night - superb!' - Celia Walden, columnist and author of Payday

'Life-affirming and uplifting' – Fabulous Magazine

'Moving and beautiful' – Emma Gannon, author of Olive

A triumph . . . Laura has taken what is for many our biggest nightmare, and turned it into something uplifting, funny, heartwarming and real. I laughed and wept. It’s an extraordinary novel and one everyone should read.
Single Bald Female is a sparky, emotional, and heartwarming journey, with a vibrant lead character in Jess. An accomplished debut with witty and charming characters, twists and turns, and quietly devastating moments.
I was so invested in these characters. Life-affirming.