All the lonely people

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In weekly phone calls to his daughter in Australia, widower Hubert Bird paints a picture of the perfect retirement, packed with fun, friendship and fulfilment. But Hubert Bird is lying. The truth is day after day drags by without him seeing a single soul. Until, that is, he receives some good news – good news that in one way turns out to be the worst news ever, news that will force him out again, into a world he has long since turned his back on. Now Hubert faces a seemingly impossible task: to make his real life resemble his fake life before the truth comes out.

ISBN: 9781473687417 Author: Gayle, Mike Publisher: Hodder Publication Date: 4th February 2021 Imprint: Hodder Cover: Paperback Dewey: 823.92 (edition:23) Pages: 357 Language: English Edition: 1st paperback ed Readership: General - Trade / Code: K Category: Subjects: ,

Shortlisted for the British Book Awards Book of the Year: Pageturners.
The 2021 recipient of the Outstanding Achievement Award from the Romantic Novelists’ Association.

From the bestselling author of The Man I Think I Know comes this heart-warming novel of family, friendship and human connection.

‘Hubert Bird stole my heart’ Beth O’Leary, author of The Flat-Share and The Switch

‘Lovely, emotional, uplifting’ Libby Page, author of The Lido

‘A heartbreaking and ultimately uplifting look at isolation’ Guardian

In phone calls to his daughter in Australia, widower Hubert Bird paints a picture of the perfect retirement, packed with fun and friendship.

But Hubert Bird is lying.

Something has made him turn his back on people, and he hardly sees a soul.

So when his daughter announces she’s coming to visit, Hubert faces a race against time: to make his real life resemble his fake life before he’s found out.

Along the way Hubert renews a cherished friendship, is given a second chance at love and even joins an audacious community scheme. But with the secret of his earlier isolation lurking in the shadows, is he destines to always be one of the lonely people?

Readers love All The Lonely People:

‘Best book of 2021 so far’ 5*

‘I absolutely adored every page’ 5*

‘Wonderful, moving, emotional and very thought provoking’ 5*

‘An emotional journey’ 5*

‘A beautiful book’ 5*

‘Heartbreaking and heartwarming’ 5*

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