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

Hannah Tovey

8 Reviews

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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.

'Incredibly relatable and horribly funny' LUCY VINE

'Is This It? is a future classic'
DAISY BUCHANAN

'I wolfed it down in two days because I was totally hooked' HELLY ACTON
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-Employed (you have frequent nightmares about your job)
-Single and fabulous (swiping Tinder in your pyjamas while your best friend shops for engagement rings)
-Thriving (surviving)

Ivy and Mia have been best friends since the fun, messy, hungover years of their twenties.

Ten years later, Mia has it all - the man, the house, the career. Ivy is skint, single, and scared that she isn't a 'hot mess' any more - she's a walking disaster.

But one night, Ivy switches her phone off, peels last night's drunken pizza off the sofa, and makes a list. A list that changes everything . . .

The new Ivy has a proper job. She goes on fancy dates in wine bars. She's starting to think: maybe 'faking it till you make it' is easy?

But then she meets Scott.

Curly-haired, sarcastic Scott.

Sh*t.
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Find out why everyone is falling in love with Ivy . . .

'I ABSOLUTELY BLOODY LOVED IS THIS IT? Hannah crafts characters with such life that at times I forgot I was reading at all' ABIGAIL MANN, author of The Lonely Fajita

'Fabulously funny with well-drawn characters and a protagonist who has you rooting for her throughout' GILLIAN HARVEY, author of Perfect On Paper

'Funny, flawed and achingly relatable, Ivy Edwards is the thirty-something heroine we all need. Tovey's writing is exquisite and I laughed till I cried' FREYA SAMPSON, author of The Last Library

'A true breath of fresh air: uplifting, relatable, inspiring, and laugh-out-loud funny' JACK JORDAN, author of Anything For Her

'I absolutely devoured this book! Ivy is such a relatable character. It's funny, it's sharp, and it's an absolute must read for this summer!' HOLLY MCCULLOCH, author of The Mix-Up

'Honest, gritty, surprising and confronting . . . there's an Ivy in all of us!' LAURA JANE WILLIAMS, author of Our Stop

'Raw, unapologetic and pretty damn relatable' HEAT

'Tovey hits that sweet spot of sharp dialogue and authentic characters that are well-rounded, real, and messy' ABIGAIL MANN, author of The Lonely Fajita

'Warm, witty, occasionally filthy, and full of heart' NICOLA MOSTYN, author of The Gods of Love

'Reminiscent of Laura and Tyler's escapades in Emma Jane Unsworth's Animal
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Praise for Is This It?: a hilarious novel about big dreams, big love, and BIG red wine hangovers

  • I LOVED IT. Already regretting not putting it straight to the top of my tbr pile, because it was so immensely great and I shall be doing an immediate re-read. It's incredibly relatable, so horribly funny and clever, and just so good in all kinds of ways. I'm telling everyone I know to preorder!

  • Hannah is a truly gifted comic writer with a great talent for guiding readers through the dark and finding the light. Uncompromising, funny and genuinely moving -it really captures what it's like to be a young woman now, but I'm confident that this is a future classic.

  • I wolfed it down in two days because I was totally hooked and I couldn't bear to be apart from Ivy, my personal hero and new fictional BFF. Sharp, funny, steamy and fast - it has everything I could ever want in a rom com.

  • Honest, gritty, surprising and confronting . . . there's an Ivy in all of us!

  • Raw, unapologetic and pretty damn relatable - Heat

  • Funny, very frank, filthy . . . will delight fans of Fleabag - Yorkshire Times

  • Bloody brilliant. Grab a copy and some vodka

  • Tovey hits that sweet spot of sharp dialogue and authentic characters that are well-rounded, real, and messy

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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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