A widow grieving the loss of her husband puts up adverts to 'Rent a Granny' in an attempt to reconnect with people... it's not until she finds Eliza, a student recently free of an abusive relationship, that she truly starts to feel less alone. For readers who enjoyed Elizabeth is Missing, Tin Man and Normal People.
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Leaf Arbuthnot is a freelance book critic and journalist. She has written for the likes of The Sunday Times, The Guardian, Vogue and The Spectator. Subjects of her interviews include Hilary Mantel, Prince Charles, Jilly Cooper and Ellen Page, and she is a judge for the Forward Prizes for Poetry 2020. She studied modern languages at Cambridge and lives in south London. Looking for Eliza is her first novel.
A love story of intergenerational friendship that is perfect for these divisive times. Leaf's writing is warm and lyrically funny - she has an eye for details both sublime and ridiculous. Looking for Eliza is an intelligent and big-hearted read with the human condition at its core. -- Harriet Walker, author of The New Girl I've never read a love story quite like Looking for Eliza, and it has absolutely stolen my heart. This tale of two intelligent, charming, eccentric, and lonely women who reach across a generational gap in order to create a beautiful friendship with each other filled me with joy, delight, and pathos. How beautifully Leaf Arbuthnot has shown us that the one we've been looking for our whole lives might be living right across the street, quietly working in her garden. I loved this book. -- Elizabeth Gilbert A wonderful story about the redemptive power of an unexpected friendship. Leaf's characters are fresh, engaging and beautifully drawn. A marvellous read. -- Ruth Hogan, bestselling author of The Keeper of Lost Things Beautifully rendered, thoughtful and original -- Pandora Sykes Clever, warm and funny -- Adam Kay A joyous, big-hearted novel about community - just the tonic for our times * Cosmopolitan * A heart-rending book about connection and the optimism of the human heart * The Lady * A heartfelt story about an unlikely friendship * Evening Standard * A tender-hearted tale of the redeeming power of friendship. * Mail on Sunday * Never has a book about cross-generational friendship and looking out for your neighbours been more timely * Daily Mail * A promising debut * Sunday Times * This lovely, consoling hug of a novel is a tonic for our times. * Spectator * Leaf Arbuthnot's debut novel is a warm-hearted tale of friendship across the generations * Sunday Express, S Magazine * This is an exquisite story of connection and loss, and how we can change another person's life. Full of heartache, yet joyful and life-affirming * Platinum * A love story of intergenerational friendship that is perfect for these divisive times. Leaf's writing is warm and lyrically funny - she has an eye for details both sublime and ridiculous. Looking for Eliza is an intelligent and big-hearted read with the human condition at its core. -- Harriet Walker, author of The New Girl
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