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Arthur and Teddy Are Coming Out

Ryan Love

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17 July 2024
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The feel-good read of 2024. Perfect for fans of Mike Gayle, Beth O’Leary and Alice Oseman’s Heartstopper. Selected as one of the Independent’s 19 debut authors set to make their mark in 2023

‘Gentle, honest and beautifully authentic’ Julietta Henderson ’Touching and sincere’ The Sunday Times ‘Feel-good, heartwarming fiction’ Holly Miller ’I’m totally #TeamArthurandTeddy’ Heidi Swain ’A feel-good novel to inspire’ My Weekly ’Uplifting and emotional’ Justin Myers ’A celebration of family and love’ Platinum ‘Joyful, big-hearted’ Freya Sampson ’Will stay with me for a VERY long time’ Miranda Dickinson

No one in the family is prepared when 79-year-old Arthur Edwards drops a bombshell: he's gay, and after a lifetime in the closet, he's finally ready to come out.

Arthur's 21-year-old grandson, Teddy, has the same secret. But Teddy doesn't feel ready to come out yet – especially when Arthur’s announcement causes shockwaves in the family.

Can Arthur and Teddy navigate first loves, heartbreak, and finding their place in their community?

Readers are LOVING Arthur and Teddy!

‘Too often, queer literature is enjoyed only by the LGBT+ community, but this is a novel ready to be loved by the masses.’

‘This book is genuinely a hug in book form.’

‘The multiple relationship threads running through the story come together beautifully at the end and the book is a joy to read from start to finish!’

‘What an absolutely beautiful book! Dealt with sensitive subjects really, really well and brilliantly descriptive characters.’

‘I'd love to have read something like this when I was younger and finding myself.’

Imprint:   HQ
Country of Publication:   United Kingdom
Dimensions:   Height: 198mm,  Width: 129mm,  Spine: 30mm
Weight:   260g
ISBN:   9780008541248
ISBN 10:   0008541248
Pages:   336
Publication Date:  
Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Forthcoming

Born and raised in the island town of Enniskillen in Northern Ireland, Ryan is a NCTJ-qualified journalist. He was the first Showbiz Editor at Digital Spy and has written for publications including the Independent, the Telegraph, Attitude, Radio Times and Yahoo. After moving into music PR, Ryan worked on campaigns for global superstars including Britney Spears, Shakira, Usher, John Legend and OneRepublic. Ryan is passionate about mental health and enjoys speaking and writing about his own experiences. When he isn't writing, Ryan can be found tweeting, watching - and playing - Countdown or enjoying cuddles with his two golden retrievers. Arthur and Teddy Are Coming Out is his debut novel.

Reviews for Arthur and Teddy Are Coming Out

‘The very best of feel-good, heartwarming fiction’ Holly Miller, author of The Sight of You ‘A true joy of a read’ Closer ‘Proving there's no age limit on following your heart and finding love! I'm totally #TeamArthurandTeddy.’ Heidi Swain, Sunday Times bestselling author ‘Readers will be rooting for them in this charming debut novel by Fermanagh writer Ryan Love.’ The Irish Times ‘A warm, uplifting, and emotional read’ Justin Myers, author of The Fake Up ‘Gentle, honest and beautifully authentic’ Julietta Henderson, author of The Funny Thing About Norman Foreman ‘You’ll fall in love with these two’ Bella ‘A joyful, big-hearted story about family, friendship and finding your place in the world’ Freya Sampson, author of The Last Chance Library ‘Funny, warm . . . so, so touching . . . Arthur and Teddy will stay with me for a VERY long time’ Miranda Dickinson, Sunday Timesbestselling author ‘[An] absolute delight of a novel. Life-affirming, warm and so full of love.’ Chloe Timms, author of The Seawomen ‘A sweet coming out story which sensitively portrays the difficulties and the celebrations of coming out and being true to yourself’ Emma Denny, author of One Night in Hartswood

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