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  • Published: 23 January 2020
  • ISBN: 9781473569980
  • Imprint: Transworld Digital
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 416

Mix Tape

The most nostalgic and uplifting romance you’ll read this year. ‘Fantastic, moving, beautiful’ Daily Mail

What if what could have been is still to come? MIX TAPE is the novel that's taken the media by storm: 'Fantastic, moving, beautiful' Daily Mail; 'A nostalgic delight' Sunday Mirror; 'This grown-up love story is gorgeously written' Good Housekeeping

'This grown-up love story is gorgeously written and romantic without being sentimental' Good Housekeeping
'This tender tale of second chances... is a nostalgic delight' Sunday Mirror

You never forget the one that got away.

Daniel was the first boy to make Alison a mix tape.

But that was years ago and Ali hasn't thought about him in a very long time. Even if she had, she might not have called him 'the one that got away'; after all, she'd been the one to run.

Then Dan's name pops up on her phone, with a link to a song from their shared past.

For two blissful minutes, Alison is no longer an adult in Adelaide with temperamental daughters; she is sixteen in Sheffield, dancing in her skin-tight jeans. She cannot help but respond in kind.

And so begins a new mix tape.

Ali and Dan exchange songs - some new, some old - across oceans and time zones, across a lifetime of different experiences, until one of them breaks the rules and sends a message that will change everything...

Readers have fallen in love with Mix Tape!
'I laughed, I cried, I listened to the music. I wanted to know the characters in real life.' ? ? ? ? ?
'This book is beautiful. The writing is so emotive and evocative.' ? ? ? ? ?
'I LOVED this book - the music in it brought back so many memories from my teenage years.' ? ? ? ? ?
'Mix Tape is is my idea of story heaven. I loved it. Really loved it. I'm telling everyone I know about it.' ? ? ? ? ?
'What a wonderful book! Tenderly written and with characters that are so different but all make their own mark.' ? ? ? ? ?

  • Published: 23 January 2020
  • ISBN: 9781473569980
  • Imprint: Transworld Digital
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 416

About the author

Jane Sanderson

JANE SANDERSON is a writer and journalist. She worked as a producer for BBC Radio 4 on The World at One and Woman’s Hour before becoming a novelist. She lives with her husband in Herefordshire, and they also have a houseboat in London.

Jane’s previous novels include This Much Is True, Netherwood, Ravenscliffe and Eden Falls. Mix Tape is her latest.

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Praise for Mix Tape

Gorgeous novel. . . guaranteed to make you think of your first love – and perhaps what might have been.

Nina Pottell, Prima

A lovely novel, delicately drawn, with characters that really linger in the mind and memory.

Laura Barnett, author of The Versions of Us

A deftly written romantic novel.


Touching, peppily nostalgic love story.

Sainsbury’s Magazine

Funny, moving, relatable and with a great playlist, this is one mix tape well worth investing in.


Fantastic, moving, beautiful.

Daily Mail

Nostalgic and poignant, prepare for all the feels.


A nostalgic tale of devastating but enduring love.

Daily Mirror

Beautifully written and a joy to read.

Daily Express

Carefully formed, well-rounded and likeable, by the final pages I cared about Alison and Daniel as if they were my friends.

Sunday Express

A wonderfully musical story about modern relationships and lost loves.

OK! Magazine

A beautiful story.

Bella Magazine

A masterpiece. The best book I’ve read for a long, long, time.

Craig Cash

Spotify Playlist

Featuring Blondie, David Bowie, Joni Mitchell and more, you can now listen to the official Mix Tape playlist on Spotify.