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The Split

Laura Kay

8 Reviews

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Of specific Gay & Lesbian interest, Romance, Adult & contemporary romance

A laugh-out-loud romcom with friendship at its heart

'The Split has everything I love in a novel. It's hilariously funny, it's so uplifting, and its characters are irresistibly loveable' - BETH O'LEARY
'Full of humour, kindness, cake and a cat, this is the novel to turn to in difficult times' - KATIE FFORDE
'A warm, funny, comforting read with such loveable characters!' - RUTH JONES

Brutally dumped by her girlfriend, Ally is homeless, friendless and jobless... but at least she has Malcolm. Wounded and betrayed, Ally has made off with the one thing she thinks might soothe the pain: Emily's cat.

After a long train journey she arrives home to her dad in Sheffield, ready to fold herself up in her duvet and remain on the sofa for the foreseeable. Her dad has other ideas. A phone call later, and Ally is reunited with her first ever beard and friend of old, Jeremy. He too is broken-hearted and living at home again.

In an inspired effort to hold each other up, the pair decide to sign up for the local half marathon in a bid to impress their exes with their commitment and athleticism.

Given neither of them can run, they enlist the support of athletic, not to mention beautiful, Jo. But will she have them running for the hills... or will their ridiculous plan pay off...?

A brilliant, heart-warming and intensely funny story of love, heartache, friendship and family. Perfect for fans of Marian Keyes and Dawn O'Porter.

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Praise for The Split

  • The Split has everything I love in a novel. It's hilariously funny, it's so uplifting, and its characters are irresistibly loveable - Beth O'Leary, author of SUNDAY TIMES bestsellers THE FLATSHARE and THE SWITCH

  • Full of humour, kindness, cake and a cat, this is the novel to turn to in difficult times - KATIE FFORDE

  • Wise, wonderful and so much fun. I loved it! - Heidi Swain, bestselling author of THE WINTER GARDEN

  • It was pure fun. Heart-warming and adorable - Julie Cohen, bestselling author of TOGETHER and LOUIS & LOUISE

  • The Split is an uplifting, warm and heartfelt story, with a cast of engaging characters who quickly became my friends. A feel-good depiction of love, friendship and family, which is very funny, but with moments of true poignancy too. An absolute must-read - HOLLY MILLER, author of THE SIGHT OF YOU

  • It's rare that a book so important to the literary canon is, at the same time, entertaining, heart-warming, and funny - Anstey Harris, author of WHERE WE BELONG

  • I adored The Split - a hilarious but oh-so-relatable tale of how not to handle a break-up. It made me laugh and sigh and head out for a run - Holly Hepburn

  • Such a lovely and heart-warming book. And it's hilarious! ... You'd be hard pushed to find a better group of characters to spend time with - Suzanne Ewart, author of forthcoming ONE MONTH OF YOU

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Laura Kay

Laura Kay is a writer and editor. She has an MA in American History from the University of Sheffield, and now lives in East London with her wife and cats. In 2018 Laura was selected as one of the ten PRH WriteNow mentees. The Split is her first novel.

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