The bestselling romantic comedy and must-read debut, now a major TV series
- 42,00 kr
- 42,00 kr
THE SUNDAY TIMES TOP FIVE BESTSELLER
'It's funny and charming but there are moments of real poignancy, too. Guaranteed to leave you with a smile on your face'
'Funny and winning... a Richard Curtis rom-com that also has its feet firmly planted in real life. A real treat'
'Deliciously funny and truly uplifting, this is a heartwarming story of friendship, love and starting over'
'If Richard Curtis and Nora Ephron made a story baby'
Zoella Book Club
Tiffy and Leon share a flat
Tiffy and Leon share a bed
Tiffy and Leon have never met...
Tiffy Moore needs a cheap flat, and fast. Leon Twomey works nights and needs cash. Their friends think they're crazy, but it's the perfect solution: Leon occupies the one-bed flat while Tiffy's at work in the day, and she has the run of the place the rest of the time.
But with obsessive ex-boyfriends, demanding clients at work, wrongly imprisoned brothers and, of course, the fact that they still haven't met yet, they're about to discover that if you want the perfect home you need to throw the rulebook out the window...
See what everyone is saying about The Flatshare
'I devoured The Flatshare. Original, funny and touching. Read it'
'It's fiction to make you feel good - endlessly enjoyable and brilliant fun'
'In the league of Bridget Jones and Marian Keyes' Walsh sister books'
'Funny, emotional and uplifting'
'A quirky, feelgood read, bursting with character and warmth'
'The Flatshare is a huge, heartwarming triumph'
'Uproariously funny with characters you fall for from the first page'
Woman & Home
'Touching, funny and skilful, a delightful read'
'Heartwarming and brilliant'
APPLE BOOKS REVIEW
From the author: I had just moved in with my then-boyfriend (now husband). He’s a doctor, so he was working lots of night shifts. We never saw each other—we were like ships in the night. I was actually having a conversation with a friend who was like, ‘He could make some money renting his room out because he’s never there for regular hours.’ And I thought, ‘That’s a really interesting idea for a book.’ I was fascinated by the idea of what strangers might notice about each other: what might you piece together about a person from all those little signs around your shared space? This novel deals with gaslighting and I wanted us to discover that at the same pace as Tiffy [one of the novel’s two lead characters]. It’s been amazing actually, the sort of reactions that I’ve had to that element of the story and hearing from readers who’ve been really moved by it or who have realised their own situations because of it. The success of this novel has been a total whirlwind: surreal, incredible, totally euphoric. But it also brought crushing self-doubt, because I thought, ‘How am I ever going to do this again?’”
Set in the UK, O'Leary's clever debut follows the unlikely romance between two flatmates. Assistant editor Tiffy Moore, who is trying to get over a breakup, and Leon Twomey, who works night shifts at a hospice clinic, agree to live together, though they never run into one another, as their schedules don't overlap. Instead of speaking to one another, Tiffy and Leon communicate by leaving notes about menial things whose food is whose, when trash night is, etc. In parallel plots, Tiffy tries to overcome the traumatic memories of her emotionally abusive ex-boyfriend, Justin, who strung her along for months while cheating on her. Meanwhile, Leon diligently tries to reopen his imprisoned brother's robbery case. It's only when Tiffy is running late one morning that the two meet in the shower. Suddenly more interested in each another, Tiffy and Leon find that they are able to help each other in exactly the way the other needs. Somewhat conveniently, Tiffy has just the friend to help Leon with his brother's legal troubles, and Leon is just the person to help Tiffy recover from her breakup. O'Leary's story packs plenty of laughs and gasps; fans of Bridget Jones's Diary will want to give this a look.
Definitely read it
Cute. Funny. Found myself a little bored in the beginning, but worth the wait. It’s everything you want this book to be.