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All The Lonely People

(2020)
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'A heartwarming story about the power of community and human connection. Hubert Bird stole my heart' Beth O'Leary, author of The Flat-Share and The Split

Hubert Bird is not alone in being alone.
He just needs to realise it.

In weekly phone calls to his daughter in Australia, widower Hubert Bird paints a picture of the perfect retirement, packed with fun, friendship and fulfilment.

But Hubert Bird is lying.

The truth is day after day drags by without him seeing a single soul.

Until, that is, he receives some good news - good news that in one way turns out to be the worst news ever, news that will force him out again, into a world he has long since turned his back on.

Now Hubert faces a seemingly impossible task: to make his real life resemble his fake life before the truth comes out.
Along the way Hubert stumbles across a second chance at love, renews a cherished friendship and finds himself roped into an audacious community scheme that seeks to end loneliness once and for all . . .

Life is certainly beginning to happen to Hubert Bird. But with the origin of his earlier isolation always lurking in the shadows will he ever get to live the life he's pretended to have for so long?

From bestselling author Mike Gayle, All the Lonely People is by turns a funny and moving meditation on love, race, old age and friendship that will not only charm and uplift, but also remind you of the power of ordinary people to make an extraordinary difference.

Genre: General Fiction

Praise for this book

"A heartwarming story about the power of community and human connection. Hubert Bird stole my heart." - Beth O'Leary


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Hardback Editions

July 2020 : UK Hardback
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Title: All The Lonely People
Author(s): Mike Gayle
ISBN: 1-4736-8738-1 / 978-1-4736-8738-7 (UK edition)
Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon AU   


Paperback Editions

July 2020 : UK Paperback
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Title: All The Lonely People
Author(s): Mike Gayle
ISBN: 1-4736-8739-X / 978-1-4736-8739-4 (UK edition)
Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon AU   


Audio Editions

July 2020 : USA Audio edition
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Title: All the Lonely People
Author(s): Mike Gayle
Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton
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July 2020 : Australia Audio edition
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Title: All the Lonely People
Author(s): Mike Gayle
Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton
Availability: Amazon AU   


July 2020 : UK Audio edition
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Title: All the Lonely People
Author(s): Mike Gayle
Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton
Availability: Amazon UK   


Kindle Editions

July 2020 : Australia, UK Kindle edition
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Title: All The Lonely People
Author(s): Mike Gayle
Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon AU