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Effie’s not perfect. Neither is Theo. But together, they’re pretty close. Matilda ‘Effie’ Heaton has always felt like she’s swimming against the tide. Everyone around her has life sorted, but Effie’s living with her parents and crying into a wine bottle at night. 

The only thing she loves is her job at a bookshop, where she can lose herself in other people’s stories. But then she meets Theo, who knows only too well that life isn’t something to take for granted. Because Theo has a life-changing secret and as Effie starts to realise that she’s falling in love instead of falling apart, fate steps in and deals her a new hand. And this time, the stakes are high. A gorgeous, heart-breaking listen for fans of Jojo Moyes and Gail Honeyman. 

©2020 Hannah Sunderland (P)2020 HarperCollins Publishers Limited

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"A compelling, quirky love story that feels fresh and revelant, told with huge warmth and heart from start to finish. I loved it!" (Miranda Dickinson, Sunday Times best-selling author of The Day We Meet Again)

"Very Nearly Normal is a love story with a difference: dark and at times painfully astute, uplifting and unusual." (Gillian McAllister, author of Everything but the Truth)

"A delightfully romantic and endlessly enjoyable love story." (Isabelle Broom, author of One Winter Morning)

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An easy listen

An enjoyable easy listen. Likable flawed characters navigating through life finding themselves at fault for unhappiness.