Something to Live For

by Richard Roper


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    Published by Orion Publishing Co

    Published July 2020

    Books > Fiction

    ‘A perfect, quirky summer page-turner. A life-affirming debut’ The Sunday Times
    ‘Funny, moving and thought-provoking – I loved this’ Clare Mackintosh
    ‘If you loved Eleanor Oliphant, try this brilliant new read’ Fabulous
    Funny, fresh and achingly tender. Richard’s writing hooked me in from the very first page’ Cathy Bramley


    The most uplifting story of the summer – about Andrew, who has forgotten how to live, and Peggy, who helps him remember…



    Everybody likes Andrew. But they don’t really know him.

    They know what he’s told them – that he’s happily married with two kids. Living the kind of life that’s either so boring it’s true, or so perfect it’s a lie . . .


    Peggy arrives in Andrew’s life in a burst of kindness and possibility. For the first time in ages, Andrew feels alive again. So now that he has everything to lose, can he risk it all and tell Peggy the truth?

    A big-hearted story about love, loneliness, and the importance of taking a chance when we feel we have the most to lose.


    See what everyone is saying about this summer’s most uplifting bestseller!

    ‘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, moving and uplifting…I loved it’ Libby Page

    ‘Heart-breaking. Hilarious. Life-affirming’ Holly Bourne

    ‘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

    ‘Endearing, funny and life-affirming, with a perfect dose of loneliness and human kindness’ Caroline Smailes

    ‘Wryly funny and quirkily charming – perfect for fans of A Man Called Ove and Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine‘ Eleanor Brown

    ‘A beautiful, heart-warming laugh out loud story’ Dinah Jefferies

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