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Is This It?: a hilarious novel about big dreams, big love, and BIG red wine hangovers

Hannah Tovey

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Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)

This deliciously funny, no-holds-barred honest and painfully relatable comedy about self-reinvention, singlehood and the search for a career that doesn't just pay the bills will instantly resonate with fans of Sophie Ranald, Lucy Vine and Holly Bourne.

-Employed (you have frequent nightmares about your job)
-Single and ready to mingle! (swiping through Tinder while your best friend shops for engagement rings)
-Living your best life (renting a tiny smelly flat which costs 3000 a month)

Sound familiar? Meet Ivy. She's not just a hot mess, she's a walking disaster. The only man in her life is the pizza delivery driver and she puts more effort into binge-watching Netflix than her dead-end job.

But that was the old Ivy. Because last night she switched her phone off, peeled the salami from last night's drunken takeaway off the carpet, and made a list. A list that changed everything...

The new Ivy has a proper job. She goes on dates in fancy wine bars. She's discovering that all those inspirational quotes about 'faking it till you make it' were right.

Until Ivy meets Scott. Curly-haired, sarcastic, sexy Scott.

Is this man the real deal, or a ticket back to drunk crying and Netflix?
Is this job worth having to wake up at 7:30 am?
Is this yoga class even giving her abs?


If you have ever cried in the loo at work, drank your weight in wine to distract yourself from a terrible date, or sent what you thought was a sexy photo to a man who replied with a single smiley face . . . this book is for you.

Praise for The Education of Ivy Edwards:

'An absolute joy. . . reminds me of some of my all time favourites - Adults, Not Working, The To-Do List' Daisy Buchanan, author of How to be a Grown Up

'Raw, unapologetic and pretty damn relatable . . . a brilliant debut Heat

'Honest and confronting . . . there's an Ivy in all of us!' Laura Jane Williams, author of Our Stop

'Smart, bittersweet and
extremely funny . . . so perceptive and REAL' Daisy Buchanan, author of How to Be a Grown Up

'Gritty, surprising, redemptive' Laura Jane Willams 'This book will make you laugh out loud one minute and have you reaching for the tissues the next' Heat

'Like that trusted friend who'll give you a 'cwtch' (Welsh hug), check your mascara and then take you to get hammered on vodka martinis. . . warm, witty and occasionally filthy . . . and full of heart'Nicola Mostyn, author of The Gods of Love

'Reminiscent of Laura and Tyler's escap
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Hannah Tovey

Hannah Tovey is from South Wales and grew up in Hong Kong. She graduated from the Faber Academy in 2018, where she finished her debut novel, The Education of Ivy Edwards. Hannah lives in East London where she misses Llanelli beach, her mother and cockles. Is This It? is her second novel.

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