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The Summer Job

(2021)
A novel by

 
 
'SO much fun' MARIAN KEYES, author of GROWN UPS
'Fresh and funny' BETH O'LEARY, author of THE FLATSHARE
'A sunny caper set in the Scottish Highlands...a real spritz'THE SUNDAY TIMES
'Perfect sweet spot of funny and moving' STYLIST

STYLIST 'BEST NEW FICTION FOR 2021'
COSMOPOLITAN 'BEST BOOKS IN 2021'


Have you ever imagined running away from your life?

Well Birdy Finch didn't just imagine it. She did it. Which might've been an error. And the life she's run into? Her best friend, Heather's.

The only problem is, she hasn't told Heather. Actually there are a few other problems...

Can Birdy carry off a summer at a luxury Scottish hotel pretending to be her best friend (who incidentally is a world-class wine expert)?

And can she stop herself from falling for the first man she's ever actually liked (but who thinks she's someone else)

The Summer Job is a fresh, fun, feel-good romcom for fans of The Flatshare, Bridget Jones and Bridesmaids.

WANT TO ESCAPE REAL LIFE FOR A WHILE? RUN AWAY WITH BIRDY FINCH, A MESSY HEROINE WITH A HEART OF GOLD. THE SUMMER JOB IS THE HOTTEST DEBUT TO LOSE YOURSELF IN THIS YEAR.


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WHAT EVERYONE IS SAYING ABOUT THE SUMMER JOB

'Engaging, heartwarming and SO MUCH FUN. I bloody loved it' MARIAN KEYES

'Fresh, funny and filled with delicious food and wine. It made me long for a summer in Scotland with Birdy and all the team at Loch Dorn' BETH O'LEARY

'What a welcome escape! Loved it, I'm in the queue for more Lizzy' JOSIE SILVER

'For fans of Marian Keyes, this is the perfect sweet spot of funny and moving women's fiction' STYLIST

'Fresh, funny and oh sorelatable - the perfect tonic' ABBIE GREAVES

'Fun with a capital F . . . If you've ever felt you're getting left behind in life, or don't have everything worked out quite yet, this is the book for you' SOPHIE COUSENS

'If you're dreaming of that first, delicious post-COVID hot holiday, this is the book you'll want with you on your sunlounger' COSMOPOLITAN

'I fell for Birdy on the very first page and inhaled the rest of her story . . . A brilliantly original plot paired with fabulously funny writing - a pure joy to read!' HELLY ACTON

'It's really great - so gossipy, warm and funny' BETH MORREY

'One of the funniest and sexiest books of the year. As soon as I finished it, I wanted to read it again. Do not miss this one!' EMILY HENRY

'The literary equivalent of going out on an amazing night out with your best friends - it had me snorting with laughter' KATHERINE WEBBER

Genre: Romance

Praise for this book

"A perfect blend of hilarious and poignant! I fell for Birdy on the very first page and inhaled the rest of her story as fast as I’d inhale a cold rose at 5 p.m. on a hot day. A brilliantly original plot paired with fabulously funny writing - a pure joy to read!" - Helly Acton

"This book is fun with a capital F. It made me want to go to Scotland, drink wine and kiss hot chefs, IMMEDIATELY. Dent has such a fresh voice, and so many of us will identify with Birdy Finch. If you've ever felt you're getting left behind in life, or don't have everything worked out quite yet, this is the book for you." - Sophie Cousens

"With a gorgeously picturesque setting, an utterly charming cast, and a hilarious protagonist, Lizzy Dent’s The Summer Job is my perfect summer read! Sure to be one of the sweetest, funniest, and sexiest books of the year. As soon as I finished it, I wanted to read it again. Do not miss this one!" - Emily Henry

"Engaging, heart-warming and so much fun. I bloody loved it." - Marian Keyes

"Gossipy, warm and funny. Like Goldie Hawn’s Private Benjamin, but with wine!" - Beth Morrey

"The Summer Job is a great read--fresh, funny and filled with delicious food and wine. It made me long for a summer in Scotland with Birdy and all the team at Loch Dorn." - Beth O'Leary

"I really looked forward to getting into bed each night to dip back into The Summer Job, what a welcome escape from lock-down. It’s witty and funny and it packs an emotional punch, too, which is really tricky to pull off. I was willing Birdy/Heather on, knowing all along that her ticking-bomb secret was going to have to blow at some point. Which of course it did, in a spectacularly satisfying way! Loved it, I'm in the queue for more Lizzy Dent." - Josie Silver

"The Summer Job is an enthralling escapist story that so many can relate to. We all have secrets, we all want to escape our messy lives at times, and we all wish we could be someone else at one point or another. Dent weaves an engaging tale about the lovably flawed Birdy. She perfectly balances emotion with wit, humor, and joy." - Sarah Smith

"The Summer Job is the literary equivalent of going out on an amazing night out with your best friends--it had me snorting with laughter, cringing when characters make comically bad decisions, and cheering for them to find their way. I'll be recommending it to everyone!" - Katherine Webber

"A charming and funny read about how our worst mistake can be the very thing that helps us become a better person." - Julia Whelan


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April 2021 : UK Hardback
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Title: The Summer Job: A hilarious story about a lie that gets out of hand - soon to be a TV series
Author(s): Lizzy Dent
ISBN: 0-241-47090-0 / 978-0-241-47090-9 (UK edition)
Publisher: Viking
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April 2022 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Summer Job: A hilarious story about a lie that gets out of hand - soon to be a TV series
Author(s): Lizzy Dent
ISBN: 0-241-99052-1 / 978-0-241-99052-0 (UK edition)
Publisher: Penguin
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May 2021 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Summer Job
Author(s): Lizzy Dent
ISBN: 0-593-32811-6 / 978-0-593-32811-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: G.P. Putnam's Sons
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April 2021 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Summer Job: The most feel-good romcom of 2021 soon to be a TV series
Author(s): Lizzy Dent
ISBN: 0-241-99051-3 / 978-0-241-99051-3 (UK edition)
Publisher: Viking
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May 2021 : USA Audio edition
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Title: The Summer Job
Author(s): Lizzy Dent
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May 2021 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: The Summer Job
Author(s): Lizzy Dent
Publisher: Penguin Audio
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April 2021 : Australia Audio edition
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Title: The Summer Job
Author(s): Lizzy Dent
Publisher: Penguin Audio
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April 2021 : UK Audio edition
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Title: The Summer Job
Author(s): Lizzy Dent
Publisher: Penguin Audio
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Kindle Editions

May 2021 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: The Summer Job
Author(s): Lizzy Dent
Publisher: G.P. Putnam's Sons
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April 2021 : Australia, UK Kindle edition
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Title: The Summer Job: The most feel-good romcom of 2021 soon to be a TV series
Author(s): Lizzy Dent
Publisher: Penguin
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon AU