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Last One at the Party

Bethany Clift

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09 February 2021
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THE END OF EVERYTHING WAS HER BEGINNING It's November 2023. The human race has been wiped out by the 6DM virus (Six Days Maximum - the longest you've got before your body destroys itself). The end of the world as we know it.

Yet someone is still alive. Alone in a new world of burning cities, rotting corpses and ravenous rats, one woman has survived. A woman who has spent her whole life compromising what she wants and hiding how she feels to meet other people's expectations. From her career to her relationships, to what she wears and where she lives, she's made a lifetime of decisions to fit what other people want her to be.

But with no one else left, who will she become now that she's completely alone?
By:   Bethany Clift
Imprint:   Hodder & Stoughton
Country of Publication:   United Kingdom
Dimensions:   Height: 232mm,  Width: 152mm,  Spine: 30mm
Weight:   440g
ISBN:   9781529332131
ISBN 10:   1529332133
Pages:   400
Publication Date:   09 February 2021
Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Bethany Clift is a graduate of the Northern Film School and has had projects in development with Eon and Film 4, as well as being a director of her own production company. Last One At The Party is her debut novel.

Reviews for Last One at the Party

Very relatable - an incredibly up-to-date feel * SFX Magazine * There are no holds barred in this cracking, remorselessly funny debut * Daily Mail * Clift's novel is a riotous, black-humoured tonic to get you through this latest national lockdown * Independent * A true pandemic page-turner, with a satisfactorily chilling end . . . * The Irish Times * You need to read this one. Darkly witty, but also deeply moving, this is a brilliant debut * Best Magazine * Funny but harrowing, unflinching and uplifting and so cinematic. I really loved it * Jennifer Saint * A compelling, engaging, enthralling novel that keeps the reader turning the pages * Lancashire Times * Last One At The Party is brilliant and creepy, yet surprisingly funny and feminist * Press Association * Thoroughly enjoyable and warmly recommended. Think of it as a literary version of 28 Days Later: terrifying, convincingly constructed, heart-pounding at times, often blackly funny * Irish Independent Review * Fast-paced, tragic, wholesome and laugh-out-loud funny, Clift's debut has left me grateful for the little things, excited for what else she has to offer - and making plans for my apocalypse bunker * On Magazine * I inhaled it in two sittings * Stylist * This dystopian novel is very funny, super-gory but a testament to the human spirit, which is also oddly life-affirming * Red Magazine * This post-apocalyptic rollercoaster ride is full of belly-aching humour and the touching tale of a woman faced with the end of the world * Magic FM Book Club * Scary, emotional - and truly a novel for our times! * The Sun * Bethany Clift's Last One at the Party stands out as a bold and humorous take on the [pandemic-based fiction] genre. -- Bea Carvalho * Belfast Telegraph * Really fun . . . like a dystopian Bridget Jones' Diary with echoes of Shaun of the Dead * Kate Sawyer * Finished this last night and haven't stopped thinking about it since! Possibly my fave read of 2020 - sharp, funny, emotional and a refreshingly different take on a post-apocalyptic world * Lisa Hall * A fresh, frank, funny and surprisingly uplifting book about the end of the world * Elizabeth Kay, author of Seven Lies * Brilliant. Creepy, witty, laugh-out-loud and shudder-inducing -- Harriet Walker, author of <i>The New Girl</i> I adored this book . . . It's about who you are with nobody to witness you, what it means to be human, and how to live (the answer is getting plastered in Harrod's, something we can all relate to) * Gillian McAllister *


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