This Could be Everything : The must-read feelgood Richard and Judy Book Club pick from the author of The Lost Art of Keeping Secrets
Author: Rice, Eva Published 07/12/2023 | Paperback / softback
198 x 130 x 26 | 306g
The perfect, feel-good, comforting read to cosy up with as the nights draw in. Escape to 1990, Notting Hill, first love, and hope.
‘Every time I have read one of Eva Riceâ€™s books it has felt like a modern classic. Tender, and acutely observed, the characters ofÂ This Could Be Everything have stayed with me. Reading it every night felt like wrapping myself a comfort blanket’ JOJO MOYES â€˜The most gorgeous feel-good story about love and grief and how the smallest things can start a journey of healing.â€™ GEORGINA MOORE, author of The Garnett Girls’I finished it in a breathless emotional gulp. Truly wonderful, incredibly moving…funny, witty, wise and superbly written…The age beautifully evoked’ STEPHEN FRY’You will rejoice as February gradually finds happiness again, consoled by two little canaries, the treadmill of the Top 40, the rare beauties of Nineties London and finally true love. Evaâ€™s latest story HAS everything’ JILLY COOPER Â â€˜Exquisite. Enchanting. Quite possibly perfect. The next One Day/Me Before Youâ€™ VERONICA HENRY Itâ€™s 1990.Â The Happy Mondays are in the charts, a 15-year-old called Kate Moss is on the cover of theÂ FaceÂ magazine, and Julia Roberts wears thigh-boots for the poster for a new movie calledÂ Pretty Woman.Â Â February Kingdom is nineteen years old when she is knocked sideways by family tragedy. Then one evening in May she finds an escaped canary in her kitchen and it sparks a glimmer of hope in her. With the help of the bird called Yellow, Feb starts to feel her way out of her own private darkness, just as her aunt embarks on a passionate and all-consuming affair with a married American drama teacher. Â Â Â THIS COULD BE EVERYTHINGÂ is a coming-of-age story with its roots under the pavements of a pre-Richard Curtis-era Notting Hill that has all but vanished. Itâ€™s about what happens when you start looking after something more important than you, and the hope a yellow bird can bringâ€¦Â Praise for This Could Be Everything: ‘A beautiful, atmospheric, brilliantly observed thing of joy. Eva Rice is a fantastic observer and relayer of the human experience. Absolutely wonderful’ Mel Giedroyc ‘A beautiful balm of a book full of hope and possibility,Â This Could Be EverythingÂ will break your heart and piece it back togetherÂ again with wit, warmth and magic. The way Rice weaves together fiction and reality is delicious, with details on every page that will have pop fans, Londoners and 90s nostalgics squealing with delight. Nobody captures the exhilaration of first love and teen fandom quite like her’ Lauren Bravo â€˜A reason to be cheerful – THIS COULD BE EVERYTHING is the book I’ve been waiting my whole life for, a perfect 90s period piece about sisters, it’s glam, gorgeous, a little bit melancholic and a lot charmingâ€™ Daisy Buchanan Â â€˜This moving, hopeful and brilliantly told story inhabits the West London of my youth. I loved itâ€™ Betty Boo â€˜A gorgeous story about first love and hopeâ€™ Red â€˜A moving novel about sisterhood, grief and first loveâ€™ Good Housekeeping ‘The story of loss, love – and ultimately hope – is beautifully told. You won’t be able to put it down’ Heat