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Read an extract from Get Well Soon

Posted 29th Jun 2017

From the author of Soft in the Head comes another wonderful summer read you’ll want to make room in your suitcase for. Get Well Soon is a wickedly funny and heartwarming story of healing and companionship.

Saved from drowning in Paris’s River Seine, a sixty-something misanthrope finds himself stuck in a hospital bed for six weeks while he recovers, but if he was hoping for a peaceful convalescence he’s out of luck. As he looks back on his life, the good and the bad, he makes some unexpected new acquaintances, and just when he thought life had no more surprises in store for him, he finds out he was wrong…. As an unlikely cast of characters come to visit at his bedside, he finds it harder and harder to maintain his splendid, miserable isolation.

Want more? Read the first chapter now >