Beth O'Leary studied English at university before going into children's publishing. She lives as close to the countryside as she can get while still being in reach of London, and wrote her first novel, The Flatshare, on her train journey to and from work.
She is now writing novels full time, and if she's not at her desk, you'll usually find her curled up somewhere with a book, a cup of tea, and several woolly jumpers (whatever the weather).
Beth O'Leary recommends
Love Songs for Sceptics (2019)
"I loved it. It’s an absolute joy . . . I finished the book with a huge smile on my face."
"This beauty of a book just took the crown as my new favourite Marian Keyes novel (and that is a HIGH bar). It's tender, hilarious, important, with characters who feel as real as your own family by the time you're done. I put it down and felt bereft."
The Happy Ever After Playlist (2020)
(Friend Zone , book 2)
"Sweet and achingly romantic - a truly wonderful love story."
In Five Years (2020)
"What a clever, beautiful, special book. The writing is stunning, the concept is so original - it just has everything going for it. I loved every page!"
The Minute I Saw You (2020)
"Gave me that gorgeous glowing happy feeling you get at the end of a truly uplifting read."
Last Tang Standing (2020)
"I absolutely adored it. It is the funniest rom-com I've read in a very long time Andrea stole my heart I cannot wait to get my hands on whatever Lauren Ho writes next."
The Sight of You (2020)
"I've just finished it and I'm in BITS. There are literally tears still dripping from my chin. What an extraordinary book. It's exquisitely written, incredibly moving and impossible to put down. It made me want to go and give everyone I love a very, very big hug. Who could fail to fall in love with Callie and Joel?"
All The Lonely People (2020)
"A heartwarming story about the power of community and human connection. Hubert Bird stole my heart."
The Museum of Forgotten Memories (2020)
"An incredibly moving and atmospheric novel, as beautiful and complex and curious as the museum in which it is set."
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