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  • Published: 1 December 2020
  • ISBN: 9781405945714
  • Imprint: Michael Joseph
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 368
  • RRP: $22.99

The Flip Side

'Utterly adorable and romantic. I feel uplifted!' Giovanna Fletcher

Dive into the feel-good rom-com of 2020: heartwarming, hilarious and utterly charming

Josh has a high-flying proposal planned.
An exclusive pod on the London Eye, with champagne and truffles.
It's perfect.
Until she says no.
When Josh is finally back on land, his whole life is up in the air.
He's managed to lose his girlfriend, his job and his flat.
Realising he can't trust his judgement, Josh puts his faith in fate.
Every choice will be made by flipping a coin.
It's reckless and scary, but Josh tried the right way and look what happened.
And maybe the girl of his dreams is just one flip of a coin away?

  • Published: 1 December 2020
  • ISBN: 9781405945714
  • Imprint: Michael Joseph
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 368
  • RRP: $22.99

About the author

James Bailey

James Bailey was born in Bristol, and currently lives and works in his home city. A graduate of King's College London, James has previously carried the Olympic Torch, made a speech at the House of Commons, and worked as a red carpet reporter. The Flip Side is his debut novel.

James can be found on Instagram and on Twitter @JamesBaileyWrites, and at www.JamesBaileyWrites.com

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Praise for The Flip Side

Utterly adorable and romantic. I feel uplifted!

Giovanna Fletcher

It's amazing, it's joyous. It's like finding yourself in the middle of the warmest, funniest, most amazing romantic comedy you've ever come across. Everyone is going to fall in love with it. James Bailey is definitely a writer to watch

Miranda Dickinson, bestselling author of <i>Searching for a Silver Lining</i>

The Flip Side was a fresh, funny and feel-good read, that had me giggling from the start

Anna Bell, author of <i>We Just Clicked</i>

The Flip Side is utterly charming, funny and very relatable!

Josie Silver, bestselling author of <i>One Day in December</i>

Bailey's lovely debut is the very funny tale of the hapless Josh who, after his marriage proposal goes very wrong, decides to make all future decisions by simply flipping a coin

iNews, '75 of the best new books for autumn'

Hilarious and romantic . . . had me giggling from the very first page

Living North

This is the book you need right now if you're looking for an uplifting, funny read . . . You will find yourself laughing out loud

Woman & Home, 'December's Book Club'

James Bailey's debut novel takes the usual rom com formula and turns it on its head . . . refreshing, funny and heartwarming, we could not get enough of this

Heat, Read of the Week

A very entertaining read ... a romp of a novel across Europe


Loved every moment of this refreshing, hilarious and joyous read

Books and Lovely Things

A wonderful, feel-good gem of a book

The Sun

An uplifting, funny read . . . you'll be gleefully awaiting the next laugh-out-loud moment


Touted as the biggest laugh-out-loud romantic comedy to brighten up our cold dark nights, and boy does it deliver

Sunday Post

A funny, sparky read that feels fresh and modern . . . this book is fab

Sophie Cousens, author of the <i>New York Times</i> bestseller <i>This Time Next Year</i>

Thoroughly enjoying ... perfect to kick off your 2021 reading year

Owen Nicholls, author of <i>Love, Unscripted</i>

Really sweet, warm hearted story with some very funny moments . . . Thoroughly enjoyed it and it was a lovely way to start the new year

Carrie Hope Fletcher

We can easily see The Flip Side being turned into a movie

Bristol Life

The ultimate rom-com . . . a much needed, feel-good read during a time of uncertainty


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