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Queenie
‘Inspirational, funny and wise’ – Kit de Waal, author of My Name is Leon.

Queenie Jenkins can’t cut a break. Well, apart from one from her long term boyfriend, Tom. That’s definitely just a break though. Definitely not a break up. Stuck between a boss who doesn’t seem to see her, a family who don’t seem to listen (if it’s not Jesus or water rates, they’re not interested), and trying to fit in two worlds that don’t really understand her, it’s no wonder she’s struggling.

She was named to be queen of everything. So why is she finding it so hard to rule her own life?

A darkly comic and bitingly subversive take on modern life, QUEENIE will have you nodding in recognition, crying in solidarity, and rooting for this unforgettable character every step of the way.

Perfect for fans of Dolly Alderton, Bryony Gordon and Dawn O’Porter, and anyone who loved Fleabag and Dear White People.

(p) Orion Publishing Group Ltd 2019
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Genre: Fiction & Related Items / Modern & Contemporary Fiction (post C 1945)

On Sale: 11th April 2019

Price: £19.99

ISBN-13: 9781409180098

Reviews

This year welcomes Candice Carty-Williams to the literary scene. In 2016, best-selling author Jojo Moyes offered the use of her rural cottage to a wannabe novelist trying to finish a book; she selected Candice from more than 600 applicants.
GRAZIA
perfect for anyone who loved Fleabag
MAIL ON SUNDAY
A black Bridget Jones, perfectly of the moment.
starred review, Kirkus
Hilarious, compelling, painful, enlightening, honest. I loved it.
Dolly Alderton
One of the buzziest debuts of 2019
THE GUARDIAN
Queenie is the sort of novel you just can't stop talking about and want everyone you know to read. Snort your tea out funny one moment and utterly heart-breaking the next ... I absolutely loved it
AJ Pearce
Adorable, funny, heartbreaking
Nina Stibbe
Queenie has all the things you want in a debut novel - a startlingly fresh voice, characters you fall in love with from the very first page, and a joyous turn of phrase that makes this book almost impossible to put down. In turns hilariously funny and quietly devastating, Queenie is an important, timely story.
Louise O'Neill
Brilliant, timely, funny, heartbreaking
Jojo Moyes
Candice gives so generously with her joy, pain and humour ... a beautiful and compelling book
Afua Hirsch
A really special book with much to say about black female identity, sexual politics, group chats & emotional becoming in a way that feels totally unforced. Filthy, funny & profound
Sharlene Teo
Queenie is the best mate we all want - funny, sharp and more than a little vulnerable. I loved climbing inside her mind and wish I could have stayed longer. I adored this novel
Stacey Halls
Candice Carty Williams is my new favourite writer and she will be yours, too...I needed this book in my early twenties. I have never felt so seen in fiction. My heart is full.
Alexandra Sheppard
This smart, funny, and tender debut embraces a modern woman's messiness.
starred review, Booklist
Candice Carty-Williams is a fantastic new writer who has written a deliciously funny, characterful, topical and thrilling novel for our times.
Bernardine Evaristo
Queenie is a masterclass in how to write accessible political fiction about race and gender. Funny, relatable, sad, and hopeful; Candice Carty-Williams is a writer to watch.
Christie Watson
I ate this up in one greedy, joyous gulp. I loved Queenie and was cheering her on all the way
Cathy Rentzenbrink
Hilarious and off the wall and tender
Nikesh Shukla
I was engrossed and loved Queenie - her humour, her pain, her politics, her friends, her family!
Diana Evans
Funny, wise and of the moment, this book and this writer are the ones to watch
Kit de Waal
I enjoyed Queenie a lot; sharp, relatable, and incredibly evocative
Jenny Colgan