THE SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER
'SO CHARMING, SO SWEET AND SO LOVELY' MARIAN KEYES
Leena is too young to feel stuck.
Eileen is too old to start over.
Maybe it's time for The Switch...
Ordered to take a two-month sabbatical after blowing a big presentation at work, Leena escapes to her grandmother Eileen's house for some overdue rest. Newly single and about to turn eighty, Eileen would like a second chance at love. But her tiny Yorkshire village doesn't offer many eligible gentlemen... So Leena proposes a solution: a two-month swap. Eileen can live in London and look for love, and Leena will look after everything in rural Yorkshire.
But with a rabble of unruly OAPs to contend with, as well as the annoyingly perfect - and distractingly handsome - local schoolteacher, Leena learns that switching lives isn't straightforward. Back in London, Eileen is a huge hit with her new neighbours, and with the online dating scene. But is her perfect match nearer to home than she first thought?
Praise for The Switch:
'Another life-affirming joy' HEAT MAGAZINE
'Warm, witty, and a cast of characters I wish I was friends with - I truly loved it!' LAURA JANE WILLIAMS
'I am blown away. I didn't think Beth could top The Flatshare but she has. It sparkles with wit, warmth and compassion. It deserves to be huge!' GILLIAN McALLISTER
'Heartwarming and uplifting. Everyone should have an Eileen in their life!' HEIDI SWAIN
'Eileen Cotton proves you don't have to be in your thirties to be Bridget Jones. A triumph of a second novel!' ANSTEY HARRIS
'Bursting with warmth and humour' LOUISE O'NEILL
'I loved it! A total joy to read. Such a breath of fresh air' LIBBY PAGE
'It's an absolute joy from beginning to end' MIKE GAYLE
'I just loved The Switch! What a beautiful story with such memorable characters. I have been well and truly Eileened! It's an absolute triumph!' EMMA COOPER
'Beth O'Leary has absolutely smashed it out of the park with The Switch. Brilliant, warm, funny, full of heart. Completely loved it!' RICHARD ROPER
APPLE BOOKS REVIEW
We were delighted to discover more feel-good fiction from the author of The Flatshare. This heartfelt story introduces us to Leena, a young woman ordered to take a two-month sabbatical from work—so she trades her hectic London life for her grandmother Eileen’s sedate countryside existence. As Leena struggles to adjust to her new home—though distracted by the handsome local school teacher and his troublesome dog—Eileen flourishes in Shoreditch, quickly befriending her new neighbours and experimenting with online dating. With warm, witty prose (familiar to anyone who devoured Beth O’Leary’s debut) and a cast of lovable characters, this is a refreshing, life-affirming read.
Fab book really enjoyed x
Wonderful! Just wonderful. Heartwarming and laugh out loud funny. Eileen is a pleasure to read, like a hug on the page. These women are feisty and real and their story is just lovely. Read this book! You won’t regret it.
Such a lovely story, Beth O’Leary is a firm fave author now!