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A brilliant, heart-warming and intensely funny story of love, heartache, friendship and family. Perfect for fans of Marian Keyes and Beth O'Leary.
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...?
Louise Rennison for grown-ups!
'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
‘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
‘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