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The Split

(2021)
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'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 Beth O'Leary.

~*~ PRAISE FOR THE SPLIT ~*~
'Uplifting, warm and heartfelt, 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

'It's like meeting Marian Keyes and Dawn O'Porter in a cosy gay pub in Sheffield!' MATT CAIN

'Wise, wonderful and so much fun. I loved it!' - HEIDI SWAIN

'It was pure fun. Heart-warming and adorable' - JULIE COHEN

'It's rare that a book so important to the literary canon is, at the same time, entertaining, heart-warming, and funny' - ANSTEY HARRIS

'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

'An absolute JOY from start to finish. If you're after a smart, funny romcom with characters to root for, this is one for you' - RICHARD ROPER

'Fun, sassy and a joy to read. I loved it!' - EMMA COOPER

'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

Genre: Romance

Praise for this book

"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


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Hardback Editions

March 2021 : UK Hardback
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Title: The Split
Author(s): Laura Kay
ISBN: 1-5294-0981-0 / 978-1-5294-0981-9 (UK edition)
Publisher: Quercus
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon AU   


Paperback Editions

January 2022 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Split
Author(s): Laura Kay
ISBN: 1-5294-0982-9 / 978-1-5294-0982-6 (UK edition)
Publisher: Quercus
Availability: Amazon UK   


March 2021 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Split
Author(s): Laura Kay
ISBN: 1-5294-0980-2 / 978-1-5294-0980-2 (UK edition)
Publisher: Quercus
Availability: Amazon AU   


Audio Editions

February 2021 : USA Audio edition
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Title: The Split
Author(s): Laura Kay
Publisher: Quercus
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February 2021 : Australia Audio edition
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Title: The Split
Author(s): Laura Kay
Publisher: Quercus
Availability: Amazon AU   


February 2021 : UK Audio edition
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Title: The Split
Author(s): Laura Kay
Publisher: Quercus
Availability: Amazon UK   


Kindle Editions

February 2021 : Australia, UK Kindle edition
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Title: The Split: The laugh-out-loud read we all need right now!
Author(s): Laura Kay
Publisher: Quercus
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon AU