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When We Were Young

(2021)
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'Such a warm, uplifting read. It's a celebration of the bond we have with our oldest friends, and it's so funny' Beth O'Leary

'A brilliant, funny, insightful exploration of friendship, which properly made me laugh and cry'
Laura Marshall

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Theo has been living in his parents' shed, nursing a broken heart and a wounded ego, convinced life can't get any worse. Then he gets evicted on his 30th birthday. Theo thinks he's done with the real world - until it shows up on his doorstep...

Joel is a successful TV scriptwriter, still in love with his teenage sweetheart. A proper grown-up - and yet he's falling apart at the seams. He's headed home to reconnect with best friend Theo - except they haven't spoken since the summer they turned 16.

One of them is keeping a secret, and the other is living a lie. But can the promise they once made to walk all 184 miles of the Thames Path help them find their way back to the truth - and to their friendship?

A tender and funny story about wanting to go back - when you know it's time to move on.

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'An uplifting and redemptive journey' Steven Rowley

'A beautifully bittersweet tale about the enduring power of friendship, reminding us how sometimes the best way to face life's biggest challenges is to take them one step at a time with your best friend by your side' Oliver Sands

'An absorbing and heartfelt tale of past mistakes and friendship lost but never forgotten. A joyful summer read' Owen Nicholls

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Your favourite authors loved reading Richard Roper's uplifting first novel, Something to Live For:

'A magnificent read. Tender, funny, compelling' Lucy Foley
'Funny, moving and thought-provoking - I loved this' Clare Mackintosh
'I adored this! It warmed my heart, broke it a little, then put it back together' Beth O'Leary
'Funny, fresh and achingly tender. Richard's writing hooked me in from the very first page' Cathy Bramley
'A life-affirming novel that simultaneously tweaks your funny-bone and tugs at your heartstrings. Brilliant!' Matt Dunn
'It pulls you in, makes you laugh and breaks your heart' Gill Hornby

Genre: Literary Fiction

Praise for this book

"Delightfully life-affirming and funny, a moving exploration of friendship and finding the path to redemption. Fans of The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry will love it!" - Bianca Marais

"Roper possesses a wry and formidable wit. But his real gift is the ability to infuse that humor with such immense heart that it becomes the path for an uplifting and redemptive journey. I loved this book." - Steven Rowley


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