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Beth O'Leary

Beth studied English at university before going into children’s publishing. She lives as close to the countryside as she can get while still being within reach of London, and wrote her first novel, The Flatshare, on her train journey to and from work.

You’ll usually find her curled up with a book, a cup of tea, and several woolly jumpers (whatever the weather).

The Flatshare

Tiffy Moore and Leon Twomey each have a problem and need a quick fix.

Tiffy’s been dumped by her cheating boyfriend and urgently needs a new flat. But earning minimum wage at a quirky
publishing house means that her choices are limited in London.

Leon, a palliative care nurse, is more concerned with other people’s welfare than his own. Along with working night shifts looking after the terminally ill, his sole focus is on raising money to fight his brother’s unfair imprisonment.

Leon has a flat that he only uses 9 to 5. Tiffy works 9 to 5 and needs a place to sleep. The solution to their problems? To share a bed of course...

As Leon and Tiffy’s unusual arrangement becomes a reality, they start to connect through Post-It notes left for each other around the flat.

Can true love blossom even in the unlikeliest of situations?

Can true love blossom even if you never see one another?

Or does true love blossom when you are least expecting it?

Territory Publisher/Agent
World Darley Anderson Agency
UK & Commonwealth Quercus
North America Flatiron Books
Czech Republic Albatros Media
Bulgaria Ibis
Brazil Intrinseca
China Citic
Czech Republic Albatros Media
Denmark HarperCollins Nordic
Estonia Varrak
Finland WSOY
France Editions Fayard
Germany Diana / Heyne
Greece Patakis
Hungary General Press
Iceland Forlagid JPV
Italy Mondadori
Israel Kinneret
Korea Sallim
Norway Gyldendal
Poland Albatros
Portugal Topseller 20/20 Editora
The Netherlands De Fontein
Romania Litera
Russia AST
Serbia Laguna
Slovakia Ikar
Spain Suma
Sweden Printz Publishing
Turkey Dogan Kitap

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