Allison Pearson was born in South Wales. An award-winning journalist, she was named Newcomer of the Year at the British Book Awards for her first novel, I Don't Know How She Does It. Allison has written for many magazines and newspapers including the Independent on Sunday, Observer and the London Evening Standard. For four years, she was the popular Wednesday columnist of the Daily Mail. Allison is now a staff writer at the Daily Telegraph. She lives in Cambridge with her family.
Praise for Allison Pearson
'Her social observation is unerringly accurate…Pearson is unafraid of dealing with the big stuff…so beautifully written that it brought tears to my eyes, as well as a wry smile.' Daily Telegraph
A hilarious and moving story about a young girl who falls hopelessly in love with her teenage idol and, almost a quarter of a century later, with her life in pieces, finally gets to meet him. Deliciously witty and piercingly melancholy, I THINK I LOVE YOU asks what happens when the man you thought you loved turns out to be someone else entirely.
Following the global success that was I don't Know How She Does It, this darker, brilliantly structured book explores female friendship - from the brutal hierarchy of the teen years to the comfort and support provided by other women in later life. Pearson examines the fierce, often conflicted bond between mothers and daughters.
Lovers and Newcomers
by Rosie Thomas
Rosie Thomas is the author of a number of celebrated novels, including the bestsellers Sun at Midnight, Iris and Ruby and Constance. Once she was established as a writer and her children were grown, she discovered a love of travelling and mountaineering. She has climbed in the Alps and the Himalayas, competed in the Peking to Paris car rally, spent time on a tiny Bulgarian research station in Antarctica and travelled the silk road through Asia. She lives in London.
Praise for Lovers and Newcomers
'A wonderful story that explores relationships, history and change' SHE
'Rosie Thomas writes with beautiful, effortless prose, and shows a rare compassion and a real understanding of the nature of love' The Times
Miranda Meadowe decides a lonely widowhood in her crumbling country house is not for her. Reviving a university dream, she invites five of her oldest friends to come and join her to live, and to stave off the prospect of old age. All have their own reasons for accepting.
To begin with, omens are good. They laugh, dance, drink and behave badly, as they cling to the heritage they thought was theirs for ever: power, health, stability. They are the baby boomers; the world is theirs to change. But as old attractions resurface alongside new tensions, they discover that the clock can't be put back.