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The Best Things: The warm, funny, life-affirming novel from Mel Giedroyc

Mel Giedroyc

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Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)

A funny, tender, timely story about a family on the brink from one of our best-loved entertainers Mel Giedroyc

THE WARM, FUNNY, HONEST AND UNMISSABLE DEBUT NOVEL FROM THE MUCH-LOVED MEL GIEDROYC

'A real treat. I enjoyed it HUGELY' MARIAN KEYES

'I enjoyed it so, so much - a brilliant cast of characters, pacey, engaging and properly funny!' GRAHAM NORTON

'This book is a riot! A larger-than-life tale of suburban avarice, downfall and the struggle upwards, it is delicious in its detail and had me wincing and laughing all the way along' SOPHIE KINSELLA

'Mel's first novel is exactly like Mel herself: engaging, uproarious and gleeful. A stonking good read. Made me laugh... Brilliant' JO BRAND

'Wonderfully warm and uplifting, full of unforgettable characters and so much heart. I loved it' RICHARD ROPER

Have you ever felt as if you're losing your grip? Then you will love Sally Parker...

Sally Parker is struggling to find the hero inside herself.
All she wants to do is lie down.
Her husband Frank has lost his business, their home and their savings, in one fell swoop. Their bank cards are being declined. The children have gone feral. And now the bailiffs are at the door.
What does an ordinary woman do when the bottom falls out?
Sally Parker is about to surprise everybody.
Most of all herself.

A BIG-HEARTED STORY OF A FAMILY ON THE BRINK, THE BEST THINGS IS A LIFE-AFFIRMING TALE OF FAILING, FALLING... AND FINDING A WAY BACK UP.

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Mel Giedroyc

Mel Giedroyc has been entertaining the nation for nearly thirty years. A comedian, writer, actor and presenter, Mel is best known for her work with Sue Perkins in the double act Mel & Sue. They have presented many TV shows such as multi Bafta-winning The Great British Bake Off (BBC) and Light Lunch (Channel 4). Mel has written two non-fiction books and has appeared in sitcoms and panel shows, as well as on radio and on stage, most notably in Stephen Sondheim's Olivier Award-winning Company in the West End. Mel and Sue reunited recently in comedy drama Hitmen for Sky TV. Mel lives in London with her husband and two daughters. The Best Things is Mel Giedroyc's first novel.

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