The feel-good read of 2024. Perfect for fans of Mike Gayle, Beth Oâ€™Leary and Alice Osemanâ€™s Heartstopper.
Selected as one of the Independentâ€™s 19 debut authors set to make their mark in 2023
â€˜Gentle, honest and beautifully authenticâ€™ Julietta Henderson
â€™Touching and sincereâ€™ The Sunday Times
â€˜Feel-good, heartwarming fictionâ€™ Holly Miller
â€™Iâ€™m totally #TeamArthurandTeddyâ€™ Heidi Swain
â€™A feel-good novel to inspireâ€™ My Weekly
â€™Uplifting and emotionalâ€™ Justin Myers
â€™A celebration of family and loveâ€™ Platinum
â€˜Joyful, big-heartedâ€™ Freya Sampson
â€™Will stay with me for a VERY long timeâ€™ Miranda Dickinson
No one in the family is prepared when 79-year-old Arthur Edwards drops a bombshell: he’s gay, and after a lifetime in the closet, he’s finally ready to come out.
Arthur’s 21-year-old grandson, Teddy, has the same secret. But Teddy doesn’t feel ready to come out yet â€“ especially when Arthurâ€™s announcement causes shockwaves in the family.
Can Arthur and Teddy navigate first loves, heartbreak, and finding their place in their community?
Readers are LOVING Arthur and Teddy!
â€˜Too often, queer literature is enjoyed only by the LGBT+ community, but this is a novel ready to be loved by the masses.â€™ âââââ
â€˜This book is genuinely a hug in book form.â€™ âââââ
â€˜The multiple relationship threads running through the story come together beautifully at the end and the book is a joy to read from start to finish!â€™ âââââ
â€˜What an absolutely beautiful book! Dealt with sensitive subjects really, really well and brilliantly descriptive characters.â€™ âââââ
â€˜I’d love to have read something like this when I was younger and finding myself.â€™ âââââ