Preloved : A sparklingly witty and relatable debut novel


by Bravo, Lauren | Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)
Published 18/01/2024 by Simon & Schuster Ltd in the United Kingdom
Paperback | 448 pages

ISBN: 9781398510654 Category:


PRE-ORDER PROBABLY NOTHING, THE BRAND NEW LAUREN BRAVO NOVEL COMING SUMMER 2024! ‘Lauren Bravo is one of my very favourite writers.’ Dolly Alderton Gwen is coasting through life. She’s in her mid-thirties, perpetually single, her friends are busy procreating in the countryside and conversations with her parents seem to revolve entirely around the council’s wheelie-bin timetable.

 And she’s lonely. But then, isn’t everyone?   When she’s made redundant from a job she hardly cares about, she takes herself out for a fancy dinner. There she has the best sticky toffee pudding of her life and realises she has no one to tell. She vows to begin living her life fully, reconnect with her friends and family, and finally book that dentist’s appointment.    Gwen decides to start where all things get a second chance: her local charity shop. There, with the help of the weird and wonderful people and donated items bursting with untold stories, Gwen will find a way to move forward with bravery, tenacity, and more regular dental care.

 Dazzlingly witty, Preloved is a tale about friendship, loss and being true to yourself no matter the expectations. Lovingly celebrating the enduring power and joy of charity shops.

Praise for Preloved ‘An absolute gem of a novel’ Sarra Manning  ‘I think I’ve been waiting for a novel like Preloved for my whole reading life.’ Daisy Buchanan’Preloved is full of sharp observations on life, loss, regret and self-preservation.’ Julietta Henderson, author of The Funny Thing about Norman Foreman’Just like that once-in-a-lifetime charity shop find, Preloved is a gleaming prize to be treasured.’ Caroline O’Donohue, author of Promising Young Woman   ‘Preloved has taken up residence in my heart and I will be recommending it to everyone I know… I’m officially obsessed.’ Lucy Vine’Laugh-out-loud funny but also poignant and tender’ Laura Price, author of Single Bald Female

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Weight 0.312 kg