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  • Published: 2 July 2018
  • ISBN: 9781784160432
  • Imprint: Black Swan
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 400
  • RRP: $22.99

Surprise Me

The Sunday Times Number One bestseller

Number One bestselling author Sophie Kinsella's emotionally charged, witty new standalone novel about love and long-term relationship survival - and how those we think we know best can sometimes surprise us the most . . .

'Left me giddy with laughter. I loved it' JOJO MOYES
Those we think we know best can sometimes surprise us the most . . .

After being together for ten years, Sylvie and Dan have a comfortable home, fulfilling jobs, beautiful twin girls, and communicate so seamlessly, they finish each other's sentences. They have a happy marriage and believe they know everything there is to know about each other. Until it's casually mentioned to them that they could be together for another sixty-eight years... and panic sets in.

They quickly decide to create little surprises for each other, to keep their relationship fresh and fun. But in their pursuit of Project Surprise Me - anything from unexpected gifts to restaurant dates to photo shoots - mishaps arise with disastrous and comical results.

Gradually, the surprises turn to shocking discoveries. And when a scandal from the past is uncovered, they begin to wonder if they ever really knew each other after all. . .


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

'This is Sophie Kinsella at her heart-warming and hilarious best' COSMOPOLITAN

'Life doesn't get much better than a new Sophie Kinsella novel' RED

'This is the funniest book Sophie Kinsella has ever written' JENNY COLGAN

'Kinsella at her put-a-smile-on-your-face best' GOOD HOUSEKEEPING

COMING SOON the joyful new standalone novel from Sophie Kinsella: LOVE YOUR LIFE ***AVAILABLE FOR PRE-ORDER NOW***

  • Published: 2 July 2018
  • ISBN: 9781784160432
  • Imprint: Black Swan
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 400
  • RRP: $22.99

About the author

Sophie Kinsella

Sophie Kinsella is an international bestselling writer. She is the author of many number one bestsellers, including the hugely popular Shopaholic series. She has also written seven bestselling novels as Madeleine Wickham and several books for children. She lives in the UK with her husband and family.

Visit her website at www.sophiekinsella.co.uk and find her on Facebook at www.facebook.com/SophieKinsellaOfficial. You can also follow her on Twitter @KinsellaSophie and Instagram @sophiekinsellawriter.

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Praise for Surprise Me

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

Catherine Alliott

Sophie Kinsella keeps her finger on the cultural pulse, while leaving me giddy with laughter. I loved it.

Jojo Moyes

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

Lucy Diamond

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

Amanda Craig

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

Washington Post

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 joy to read

USA Today

Fast, furious and fabulous fun

Woman & Home

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

Fabulous magazine, Sun on Sunday

Fizzingly fresh and can't fail to lift your spirits

Sunday Post

This is Sophie Kinsella at her heart-warming and hilarious best

Cosmopolitan on Surprise Me

This is the funniest book Sophie Kinsella has ever written

Jenny Colgan

An enjoyable read, funny and moving

Sunday Post

A funny, addictive story that shines with real emotion

Fabulous Magazine

A fun, frothy good-hearted read

Sunday Mirror

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

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

Daily Express

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


A hilariously funny, yet emotionally deep, novel

Sunday Express

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

The Lady

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