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Trying

(2018)
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Written by Grazia magazine's Features Director, this is a novel about a woman who is trying, and so far failing, to conceive. A hugely funny, searingly honest comedy about what to expect when you're not expecting.

Olivia and Felix are trying for a baby. They even moved to the suburbs in anticipation of their future family. But despite approaching her cycle and their sex life with military precision, there's still no sign of what felt like the sure next step, whilst friends' broods seem to be growing by the week.

Meanwhile, vying for a promotion at work under the (very attentive) watch of a new boss sends Olivia down a dangerous road of risking it all. Does a happy ever after, she starts to question, even have to include a baby?

This is standout, intelligently written commercial fiction for fans of Sharon Horgan's Catastrophe, Dawn O'Porter's The Cows and Mhairi McFarlane's It's Not Me, It's You.

Genre: General Fiction

Praise for this book

"Funny, bittersweet and touching. Will resonate with anyone who is trying." - Marian Keyes


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January 2018 : UK Hardback
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Title: Trying: the hilarious novel about what to expect when you're NOT expecting
Author(s): Emily Phillips
ISBN: 1-4736-6380-6 / 978-1-4736-6380-0 (UK edition)
Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton
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October 2018 : UK Paperback
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Title: Trying: the hilarious novel about what to expect when you're NOT expecting
Author(s): Emily Phillips
ISBN: 1-4736-6381-4 / 978-1-4736-6381-7 (UK edition)
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January 2018 : USA Audio edition
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January 2018 : Australia Audio edition
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Title: Trying
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January 2018 : UK Audio edition
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Title: Trying
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January 2018 : Australia, UK Kindle edition
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Title: Trying: the hilarious novel about what to expect when you're NOT expecting
Author(s): Emily Phillips
Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon AU   


January 2018 : Canada Kindle edition
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Title: Trying: the hilarious novel about what to expect when you're NOT expecting
Author(s): Emily Phillips
Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton
Availability: Amazon CA