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Number One bestselling author Sophie Kinsella's irresistible new standalone: a story of love, empowerment and an IOU that changes everything . . .

The irresistible new standalone from Sophie Kinsella is a story of love, empowerment and an IOU that changes everything . . .

Fixie Farr can’t help herself. Straightening a crooked object, removing a barely-there stain, helping out a friend . . . she just has to put things right. It’s how she got her nickname, after all.

So when a handsome stranger in a coffee shop asks her to watch his laptop for a moment, Fixie not only agrees, she ends up saving it from certain disaster. To thank her, the computer’s owner, Sebastian, scribbles her an IOU – but of course Fixie never intends to call in the favour.

That is, until her teenage crush, Ryan, comes back into her life and needs her help – and Fixie turns to Seb. But things don’t go according to plan, and now Fixie owes Seb: big time.

Soon the pair are caught up in a series of IOUs – from small favours to life-changing debts – and Fixie is torn between the past she’s used to and the future she deserves.

Does she have the courage to fix things for herself and fight for the life, and love, she really wants?
***** EVERYBODY LOVES SOPHIE KINSELLA: *****
'Left me giddy with laughter. I loved it' JOJO MOYES
'Life doesn't get much better than a new Sophie Kinsella novel' RED

'One of the most relatable books I've read in a long time, I couldn’t put it down.' LOUISE PENTLAND (SprinkleofGlitter)

Reviews

I love having the opportunity to escape with a Sophie Kinsella book, and I OWE YOU ONE came just when I needed it. Fixie’s story is one of missed cues, mistakes, and the realization that you can’t fix someone else’s mess until you fix your own — a smart lesson, wrapped in a gem of a novel.

Jodi Picoult, New York Times bestselling author of A SPARK OF LIGHT and SMALL GREAT THINGS

This book is a shot of pure joy.

Jenny Colgan

Compulsively readable . . . I adored it.

Sara Lawrence, Daily Mail

This is the funniest book Sophie Kinsella has ever written

Jenny Colgan

Compulsively readable . . . I adored it.

Sara Lawrence, Daily Mail

In a month when romance takes centre stage, Sophie Kinsella can always be relied upon to deliver a story that will warm the cockles of any tired old heart but never lapses into saccharine sweet sentiment.

Red magazine

Kinsella at her put-a-smile-on-your-face best

Good Housekeeping

I'm a huge fan of Kinsella . . . Highly enjoyable

Sara Lawrence, Daily Mail

A hilariously funny, yet emotionally deep, novel

Sunday Express

A humorous exploration of family life, finding love and the difficulties of coming into one’s own as a young professional woman . . . Will certainly remind readers why 19 years after her first hit Kinsella remains one of the reigning queens of women’s fiction.

Washington Post

Another clever, witty story of love and empowerment

Scotsman

Enchanting and clever . . . whip-smart and brilliantly done, with a lightness of touch that disguises a lot of real wisdom.

Amanda Craig

Heartwarming . . . Once again, Kinsella creates a sweet, relatable lead you can’t help rooting for.

Heat

Sophie Kinsella writes with a warm wit and this clever, funny and emotional novel will make you laugh and cry. *****

Daily Express

Heartwarming . . . Once again, Kinsella creates a sweet, relatable lead you can’t help rooting for.

Heat

A funny, addictive story that shines with real emotion

Fabulous Magazine

A delight . . . Joyful, great fun and with quite a few twists along the way

Catherine Alliott

This book . . . has a touch of real wisdom [and] will satisfy Kinsella diehards as well as new readers.

Washington Post

Fizzingly fresh and can't fail to lift your spirits

Sunday Post

Cute, funny and life-affirming

Fabulous magazine, Sun on Sunday

What an absolute treat – sheer joy from start to finish.

Lucy Diamond

Fast, furious and fabulous fun

Woman & Home

Another heart-warming story from the Queen of feel-good fiction

The Lady

A joy to read

USA Today

This fun, super-readable breath of fresh air had us completely hooked

Fabulous magazine, Sun on Sunday

An enjoyable read, funny and moving

Sunday Post

A fun, frothy good-hearted read

Sunday Mirror

A tale of long-term love and friendship told with Sophie’s blend of warmth and humour

Sun

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Formats & editions

  • I Owe You One
    Sophie Kinsella

    Paperback

    9781784163570

    July 2, 2019

    Black Swan

    432 pages

    RRP $19.99

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    • Dymocks
    • Books Kinokuniya
    • The Nile
    • QBD
    • Readings
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    Or

    Find your local bookstore at booksellers.org.au

  • Hardback

    9780593079928

    February 7, 2019

    Bantam Press

    384 pages

    RRP $45.00

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    • Abbey's Bookshop
    • Amazon
    • Angus & Robertson Bookworld
    • Booktopia
    • Boomerang Books
    • Collins Booksellers
    • Dymocks
    • Books Kinokuniya
    • The Nile
    • QBD
    • Readings
    • Robinsons Bookshop
    Or

    Find your local bookstore at booksellers.org.au

  • Trade Paperback

    9781787630215

    February 5, 2019

    Bantam Press

    384 pages

    RRP $32.99

    Online retailers

    • Abbey's Bookshop
    • Amazon
    • Angus & Robertson Bookworld
    • Booktopia
    • Boomerang Books
    • Collins Booksellers
    • Dymocks
    • Books Kinokuniya
    • The Nile
    • QBD
    • Readings
    • Robinsons Bookshop
    Or

    Find your local bookstore at booksellers.org.au

  • EBook

    9781473555426

    February 7, 2019

    Transworld Digital

    384 pages

    Online retailers

    • iBooks
    • Amazon Kindle AU
    • Booktopia
    • eBooks
    • Google Play
    • Kobo

Extract

The trouble with me is, I can’t let things go. They bug me. I see problems and I want to fix them, right here, right now. My nickname isn’t Fixie for nothing.

I mean, this can be a good thing. For example, at my best friend Hannah’s wedding, I got to the reception and instantly saw that only half the tables had flowers. I ran around sorting it before the rest of the guests arrived and in her speech, Hannah thanked me for dealing with ‘Flowergate’. So that was OK.

On the other hand, there was the time I brushed a piece of fluff off the leg of a woman sitting next to me by the pool at a spa day. I was just trying to be helpful. Only it turned out it wasn’t a piece of fluff, it was a pubic hair growing halfway down her thigh. And then I made things worse by saying, ‘Sorry! I thought that was a piece of fluff,’ and she went kind of purple, and two nearby women turned to look …

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Sophie Kinsella Q&A

Bestselling author Sophie Kinsella on her new book, I Owe You One