Released on 08 March 2018.

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Bleaker House

Chasing My Novel to the End of the World

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'Perfect' Lena Dunham
'This year's literary sensation' Evening Standard

8000 miles from home
1085 calories a day
3 months to write the novel that would make her name

At least that was the plan. But when Nell Stevens travelled to Bleaker Island in the Falklands (official population: two) she didn’t count on the isolation getting to her . . .

Hilarious and heartbreaking, this is a book about loneliness and creativity. It is about discovering who you are when there’s no one else around. And it’s about what to do when a plan doesn’t work: ultimately Nell may have failed to write a novel, but she succeeded in becoming a writer.

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A whimsical, good-humored, yearning-filled, thought-provoking read
Quirky and engaging . . . A captivating portrait of the creative life
An inventive memoir about a young writer's struggle to find her literary footing
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