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Arthur and Teddy Are Coming Out

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The feel-good read of 2023. Perfect for fans of Mike Gayle, Beth O’Leary and Alice Oseman’s Heartstopper.

Selected as one of the Independent’s 19 debut authors set to make their mark this year

‘Gentle, honest and beautifully authentic’ Julietta Henderson
‘Feel-good, heartwarming fiction’ Holly Miller
’I’m totally #TeamArthurandTeddy’ Heidi Swain
’A feel-good novel to inspire’ My Weekly
’Uplifting and emotional’ Justin Myers
’A celebration of family and love’ Platinum
‘Joyful, big-hearted’ Freya Sampson
’Will stay with me for a VERY long time’ Miranda Dickinson

When 79-year-old Arthur Edwards gathers his family together to share some important news, no one is prepared for the bombshell he drops: he's gay, and after a lifetime in the closet, he's finally ready to come out.

Arthur's 21-year-old grandson, Teddy, has a secret of his own: he's also gay, and developing serious feelings for his colleague Ben. But Teddy doesn't feel ready to come out yet – especially when Arthur’s announcement causes shockwaves in the family.

Arthur and Teddy have always been close, and now they must navigate first loves, heartbreak, and finding their place in their community. But can they – and their family – learn to accept who they truly are?

Readers are LOVING Arthur and Teddy!

‘Too often, queer literature is enjoyed only by the LGBT+ community, but this is a novel ready to be loved by the masses.’ ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

‘This book is genuinely a hug in book form.’ ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

‘The multiple relationship threads running through the story come together beautifully at the end and the book is a joy to read from start to finish!’ ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

‘What an absolutely beautiful book! Dealt with sensitive subjects really, really well and brilliantly descriptive characters.’ ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

‘I'd love to have read something like this when I was younger and finding myself.’ ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

Genre: Gay Romance

Praise for this book

"A sweet coming out story which sensitively portrays the difficulties and the celebrations of coming out and being true to yourself." - Emma Denny

"Funny, warm . . . so, so touching . . . Arthur and Teddy will stay with me for a VERY long time." - Miranda Dickinson

"Gentle, honest and beautifully authentic." - Julietta Henderson

"The very best of feel-good, heartwarming fiction." - Holly Miller

"A warm, uplifting, and emotional read." - Justin Myers

"A joyful, big-hearted story about family, friendship and finding your place in the world." - Freya Sampson

"Proving there's no age limit on following your heart and finding love! I'm totally #TeamArthurandTeddy." - Heidi Swain

"[An] absolute delight of a novel. Life-affirming, warm and so full of love." - Chloe Timms

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