Out on 14 April 2022

Single Bald Female

Laura Price

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14 April 2022
9781529074246
416 pages
Synopsis

'An accomplished debut with witty and charming characters, twists and turns, and quietly devastating moments' - Justin Myers, The Guyliner

'A triumph . . . I laughed and wept. It’s an extraordinary novel and one everyone should read' - Alexandra Potter


'A warm and beautiful novel, heartbreaking yet uplifting, honest and funny . . . I loved it' - Jenny Quintana, bestselling author of The Missing Girl

Jessica Jackson has hit all the milestones for turning 30 – the career, the loving boyfriend and a cosy London flat they share with their cat. But a shock diagnosis of breast cancer 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.

In the midst of it all, she meets Annabel, an enigmatic twenty-seven year old with incurable cancer. But 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 . . .

'Tender, funny and insightful. So good on friendship, love and the things that make our fragile lives worth living' - Rebecca Ley, author of For When I'm Gone

'Life-affirming, tearjerking and gorgeously written . . . An extraordinary, hugely moving story about the fight for survival' - Hannah Tovey, bestselling author of The Education of Ivy Edwards

Frank, funny and poignant, Single Bald Female by Laura Price is a completely unforgettable story of love and friendship.

Inspiring, candid and beautifully observed. Single Bald Female is an extraordinary, hugely moving story about the fight for survival. Life-affirming, tear-jerking and gorgeously written, I was sobbing at the end, and you will be too.

Hannah Tovey, bestselling author of The Education of Ivy Edwards

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.

Alexandra Potter, author of Confessions of a Forty-Something F**k Up

A warm and beautiful novel, heartbreaking yet uplifting, honest and funny with realistic characters that leap from the page. Laura has written a remarkable and moving debut. I loved it.

Jenny Quintana