There’s a reason classic story tropes like the ‘Odd Couple’ and the ‘Fish Out of Water’ get drawn and redrawn time and again: because they work. There’s so much joy to be extrapolated from unlikely partnerships between measured/neat/well-mannered So-and-So and reckless/messy/brash Whatchamacallit. Likewise, there’s much pleasure in watching on as a character flips, flaps and flops their way through unfamiliar situations. Here are some books full of unlikely match-ups and outrageous circumstances.
A story about the smallest insect and the deepest friendship from the author of THE UNLIKELY PILGRIMAGE OF HAROLD FRY and THE MUSIC SHOP
A poignant, feel good debut about a man who gives a stranger a harp, and inadvertently gives them both a second chance at life... 'Uplifting and full of heart. I couldn’t put it down!’ JO THOMAS
The Secret Life of Shirley Sullivan is a charming, nostalgic and heartwarming story for women of any age – and it all begins when 79-year-old Shirley kidnaps her husband from his nursing home for one final adventure . . .
Maud is forgetful. She makes a cup of tea and doesn't remember to drink it. She goes to the shops and forgets why she went. Sometimes her home is unrecognizable - or her daughter Helen seems a total stranger.
A beautiful new Vintage Classics edition to celebrate the 15th anniversary of this wise, blackly funny, radically imaginative novel
The classic, bestselling dark and hilarious take on mankind's final judgement by two genre giants reached the small screen this spring in the Amazon Prime Original / BBC TV production - written by Neil Gaiman and with a brilliant all-star cast!
A wickedly observed novel about falling in love at the end of your life, by the Man Booker Prize-winning author of The Finkler Question
THE 2020 DEBUT NOVEL EVERYONE IS TALKING ABOUT. Our lives aren't always what we make them out to be. What would happen if we told the truth instead?
“The Amazing Race" meets Around the World in 80 Days as a woman desperate to save her family bookstore falls for her competition.
Book recommendations to show all kinds of Dads all kinds of love this Father’s Day.