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The Switch - Beth O'Leary

The Switch - Beth O'Leary

Title: The Switch

Author:  Beth O'Leary

ISBN:  9781787474994

Weight:  931g

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The Switch by Beth O’Leary

Eileen is sick of being 79.
Leena’s tired of life in her twenties.
Maybe it’s time they swapped places…

When overachiever Leena Cotton is ordered to take a two-month sabbatical after blowing a big presentation at work, she escapes to her grandmother Eileen’s house for some overdue rest.  Eileen is newly single and about to turn eighty.  She’d like a second chance at love, but her tiny Yorkshire village doesn’t offer many eligible gentlemen.

Once Leena learns of Eileen’s romantic predicament, she proposes a solution: a two-month swap.  Eileen can live in London and look for love.  Meanwhile Leena will look after everything in rural Yorkshire.  But with gossiping neighbours and difficult family dynamics to navigate up north, and trendy London flatmates and online dating to contend with in the city, stepping into one another’s shoes proves more difficult than either of them expected.

Leena learns that a long-distance relationship isn’t as romantic as she hoped it would be, and then there is the annoyingly perfect – and distractingly handsome – school teacher, who keeps showing up to outdo her efforts to impress the local villagers.  Back in London, Eileen is a huge hit with her new neighbours, but is her perfect match nearer home than she first thought?

Peer & Press Reviews

The Switch is a warm, funny and feisty tale of generational location swapping that will have you laughing and tearing up in equal measure.  Populated by a cast of characters you’ll wish you knew in real life.  It’s an absolute joy from beginning to end.

Mike Gayle, author of Half a World Away

I am blown away.  I didn’t think Beth could top The Flatshare but she has.  It sparkles with wit, warmth and compassion.  It deserves to be huge!

Gillian McAllister, author of The Evidence Against You

Eileen Cotton proves you don’t have to be in your thirties to be Bridget Jones.  A triumph of a second novel.

Anstey Harris, author of The Truths and Triumphs of Grace Atherton

Bibliographic Info

Attribute Details
Title The Switch
Book Features
Edition / printing First edition, first printing
Overall condition Fine / Fine (see our article on Condition Grades)
Signed On a signature page, tipped-in directly before the half title page.  (Printed on this page is the title, the author’s name and the name of the publisher.)
Book Stats
Publisher Quercus Editions
Publication date
Printed by Clays Ltd, Elcograf S.p.A.
ISBN 13 9781787474994
ISBN 10 1787474992
Format Hardcover with dust jacket
Pages 328
Size (h x w x d) 241 x 164 x 32mm
Image and Design Credits
Author photograph Tom Medwell
Design Helen Crawford-White (StudioHelen)

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