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The Accidental Housemate

Sal Thomas



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Harper Collins
01 February 2024
Sometimes, to find love, you have to be a little accommodating… A whip-smart, hilariously funny romcom for fans of Mhairi McFarlane and Sophie Kinsella!

‘Witty, heartwarming and totally relatable’ Kathryn Freeman Cath Beckinsale is in a jam. She’s a single mum of three, with her 40th birthday in sight and a precarious hold on employment. And she can’t quite let go of her late husband Gaz, whose ashes are still in an urn on the kitchen table.

To make ends meet a student lodger seems like the perfect solution – after all, what’s one more child in the house? But when Dan flies in from the US with guitar and chest hair on display, it’s immediately clear that he’s no teenager, but someone who quickly sends life in an unexpected direction.

‘Properly hilarious yet touching and real …serving up laugh after laugh amid the challenges of life’ Pernille Hughes

Readers love The Accidental Housemate: ‘I loved every page of this book. Thank you Sal Thomas for giving me so many laughs’

‘Absolutely brilliant. Loved, loved, loved the characters and it was just so heartwarming and uplifting’

‘Did I dislike anything about this book? Absolutely not! Well other than the fact I didn’t want it to end’

‘Witty and charming story. Had me laughing out loud at several points’

‘A lovely, lovely read. Definitely a great one to read on the beach’

‘I loved this book so much!!!’

‘Not what I was expecting, as it was so much better’

‘An utter gem of a book…has all the feels; its poignant, funny and smart’

Imprint:   Harper Collins
Country of Publication:   United Kingdom
Dimensions:   Height: 198mm,  Width: 129mm,  Spine: 26mm
Weight:   280g
ISBN:   9780008609399
ISBN 10:   000860939X
Pages:   432
Publication Date:  
Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Sal Thomas likes to string words together, hopefully in an amusing order. BBC Comedy once described her as 'that woman who keeps on sending us scripts'. She has performed as a stand-up, starred in an Edinburgh sketch show, tried her hand at film writing and sitcoms (all to zero financial acclaim) and finally settled on romcom novels as her genre of choice after realising the world can never have enough of the mirth-filled mushy stuff.

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