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Publisher Description

Over 2.5 million copies sold

‘Funny, touching and unpredictable’ Jojo Moyes

‘Heartwrenching and wonderful’ Nina Stibbe

Winner of Costa First Novel Award, a No.1 Sunday Times bestseller and the Book of the Year

Eleanor Oliphant has learned how to survive – but not how to live

Eleanor Oliphant leads a simple life. She wears the same clothes to work every day, eats the same meal deal for lunch every day and buys the same two bottles of vodka to drink every weekend.

Eleanor Oliphant is happy. Nothing is missing from her carefully timetabled life. Except, sometimes, everything.

One simple act of kindness is about to shatter the walls Eleanor has built around herself. Now she must learn how to navigate the world that everyone else seems to take for granted – while searching for the courage to face the dark corners she’s avoided all her life.

Change can be good. Change can be bad. But surely any change is better than… fine?

‘Moving, funny and devastating’ The Herald

‘Unforgettable, brilliant, funny and life-affirming’ Daily Mail

‘I adored it. Skilled, perceptive, Eleanor's world will feel familiar to you from the very first page. An outstanding debut!’ Joanna Cannon

Reviews

‘A truly original literary creation: funny, touching and unpredictable. Her journey out of the shadows is expertly woven and absolutely gripping’ Jojo Moyes

‘Unforgettable, brilliant, funny and life-affirming’ Wendy Holden, DAILY MAIL

‘Original [and] unexpectedly funny’ SUNDAY TIMES

‘An outstanding debut about loneliness and the power of a little kindness’ MAIL ON SUNDAY

‘Heartbreaking and heartwarming’ STYLIST

‘Brave, smart and funny… the most refreshing and heartwarming debut I’ve read in some time’ YORKSHIRE POST

‘A narrative full of quiet warmth and deep and unspoken sadness… Wonderful and joyful’ Jenny Colgan, GUARDIAN

‘Moving, funny and devastating’ THE HERALD

‘Heartwrenching and wonderful’ Nina Stibbe

‘Deft, compassionate and moving’ Paula McLain

‘I adored it. Skilled, perceptive, Eleanor's world will feel familiar to you from the very first page. An outstanding debut!’ Joanna Cannon

‘A truly original voice and so good on loneliness: I sobbed and sobbed’ Cathy Rentzenbrink

‘Hugely original, a funny and sad tale of a survivor who tackles the challenges of emotional reconnection with grave courage. Unmissable.’ SUNDAY EXPRESS

‘Quirky, witty and absorbing’ HEAT

‘Warm and funny, moving and deeply original, Eleanor Oliphant is completely marvellous’ Gavin Extence

‘A beautiful and delicate balance between funny and heartbreaking… restores your faith in humanity’ RED

‘You’ll laugh and cry reading this fine debut’ PRIMA

‘Impeccable’ Dawn O’Porter

‘So powerful – I completely loved Eleanor Oliphant’ Fiona Barton

‘Heartbreaking’ Bryony Gordon

‘Delightful, dark and moving’ Sarah Pinborough

‘Warm, quirky and fun, with a real poignancy underneath’ Julie Cohen

‘A stunning debut! I laughed, wept and reflected’ Lucy Clarke

‘As perceptive and wise as it is funny and endearing… Warm, funny and thought-provoking’ OBSERVER

‘An absolute joy, laugh-out-loud funny but deeply moving’ DAILY EXPRESS

‘Satisfyingly quirky’ NEW YORK TIMES

GENRE
Fiction & Literature
RELEASED
2017
May 18
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
400
Pages
PUBLISHER
HarperCollins
SIZE
25.4
MB

Customer Reviews

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Moving and maybe even inspirational?

Gorgeous tale of a person’s journey through adult life and bouncing back of a troubled past. Watching Eleanor’s progression throughout the book and the ways in which she attempts to deal with everyday life and the problems that accompany it. Beautiful story of friendship, love, mental health and learning to enjoy life!

Mamf1e ,

Don't buy the audio version!

This is the first audio book I've bought and won't be doing so again! I couldn't finish the book as the narrator was so insipid that I refuse to listen to the end! You can't tell if there's any humour as the child like manner in which she read made it impossible to glean! I will stick to my own voice in future as listening that voice has scarred me for life! I'm sorry this is not a review for the book.

Musen66 ,

Moving and relevant story

Loved this, heartbreaking though it was, very witty and such a refreshing personality, the lovely Eleanor. Much appreciated the observations of her surroundings, the way you start to bond with her and find people either annoying or helpful, emphatic or clueless. Thank you for creating this little masterpiece, very inspiring.

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