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Jane is Trying

Isy Suttie

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Hilarious, heart-breaking, warm and compelling - the debut novel from a much-loved comedian

Jane is trying.

She's been trying for a baby, with increasing desperation as her thirties sail by.

Now, she's trying to make a new start back home with her overprotective, charades-obsessed parents - having left her career and cheating fiance behind in London.

And, she's trying to convince herself she didn't leave the front door unlocked, or the gas on. (Jane's not anxious. She just wants to make one hundred percent sure that nothing bad's going to happen to her. EVER.)

With an increasing load on her plate, friends and family who think if she only listens to them she'll have a perfect life, and a brain which questions every decision she's ever made, can Jane conquer her demons and step forward on her own?

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Isy Suttie

Isy Suttie is a comedian, actress and writer. She has written for the Guardian, the Observer, the New Statesman, Red and Glamour, and is a regular writer and performer on BBC Radio 4, where her show Pearl and Dave won a Gold Sony Award in 2013. This led to two radio series of Isy Suttie's Love Letters. Her TV acting credits include Dobby in Peep Show, Ally in Man Down and Esther in Shameless. Isy has guested on a host of shows including 8 Out of 10 Cats Does Countdown, Would I Lie To You? and Q.I., and been nominated for three British Comedy Awards. Her short stories have appeared in A Love Letter To Europe and Dead Funny: Encore, and her memoir, The Actual One was published by Orion in 2015.

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