Meredith, Alone : The hopeful and uplifting debut you’ll never forget


by Alexander, Claire | Fiction & related items
Published 09/06/2022 by Penguin Books Ltd (Michael Joseph Ltd) in the United Kingdom
Hardback | 368 pages

ISBN: 9780241542408 Category:


For anyone who has lost hope, Meredith will help you find it . . . Discover the most uplifting and unforgettable debut of the year* NAMED ‘ONE TO WATCH’ IN GRAZIA, CULTUREFLY, THE BOOKSELLER AND BY THE BBC * WOMAN & HOME BOOK CLUB AWARD WINNER *’Gorgeous. I shed tears. Very, very touching, sweet and hopeful’ MARIAN KEYES’Heartbreaking and glorious . . . [An] absolute joy of a novel’ HEAT, ‘BOOK OF THE WEEK”Beautiful, moving and unexpectedly timely. It’s such a pleasure to spend time in Meredith’s world’ DAISY BUCHANAN’Touching and funny and sad and hopeful. I loved Meredith, Alone so much!’ JANE FALLON’Beautiful . . . A story filled with love and hope, and well-crafted characters’ GRAZIA BOOK CLUB PICKMeredith Maggs hasn’t left her house in 1,214 days. But she insists she isn’t alone.

She has her cat, Fred. Her friend Sadie visits when she can. There’s her online support group, StrengthInNumbers. She has her jigsaws, favourite recipes, her beloved Emily Dickinson, the internet, the Tesco delivery man and her treacherous memories for company.

But something’s about to change.

First, new friends Tom and Celeste burst into her life. Then an estranged sister she hasn’t spoken to in years.

Suddenly her carefully curated home is no longer a safe place to hide.

Whether Meredith likes it or not, the world is coming to her door . . .

‘Absolutely gorgeous. If you like a book that makes you feel all the feels, this is the one to go for’ Miranda Dickinson’A touching novel about family, friendship and being in the world, full of warmth’ i’I laughed, I cried, and I bowed down to the brilliant author of this brilliant book’ Gillian McAllister, bestselling author of Wrong Place, Wrong Time’Thought provoking, relatable and hopeful. Ultimately this is a very human novel with a huge amount of heart’ Culturefly, ‘Books To Look Forward To”A gorgeous, charming novel . . . Sweet, moving, funny and hopeful, with a courageous heroine who sweeps you up in her story’ Jennifer Saint, Sunday Times bestselling author of Ariadne ‘This will be big’ The Bookseller Editor’s Choice

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Weight 0.484 kg