By Emily Phillips
Written by Grazia magazine's Features Director, this is a novel about a woman who is trying, and so far failing, to conceive.
'Funny, bittersweet and touching. Will resonate with anyone who is "trying"' - MARIAN KEYES
'Funny and warm and brilliant' - LUCY VINE
A hugely funny, searingly honest comedy about to expect when you're not expecting.
Olivia and Felix are trying for a baby. They even moved to the suburbs in anticipation of their future family. But despite approaching her cycle and their sex life with military precision, there's still no sign of what felt like the sure next step, whilst friends' broods seem to be growing by the week. Meanwhile, vying for a promotion at work under the (very attentive) watch of a new boss sends Olivia down a dangerous road of risking it all. Does a happy ever after, she starts to question, even have to include a baby?
This is standout, intelligently written commercial fiction for fans of Sharon Horgan's Catastrophe, Dawn O'Porter's The Cows and Mhairi McFarlane's It's Not Me, It's You.
Emily Phillips' two main life goals have always been: to write a book and to have a baby. As Grazia's Features Director, she's helped change the law to close the pay gap, written on everything from over-committing to egg donation, and interviewed the likes of Amy Poehler and Jane Birkin. Her career highlight was when Jamie Dornan told her (while taking his top off) that his murderous character in The Fall would've found her 'right up his street'. She lives in London with her husband and two cats.
Her first novel, TRYING, is a hugely funny and searingly honest comedy about what to expect when you're not expecting.
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18 Oct 2018
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I've just finished, I couldn't put it down! God, it's powerful, it brought up so many feelings in me. Emily Phillips writes so well, so funny and relatable. Also she writes about love BEAUTIFULLY . . . Funny, bittersweet and touching, this book will resonate with anyone who is 'trying' — Marian Keyes
Funny and warm and brilliant — Lucy Vine
Captures that painful, haywire feeling of wanting something so badly and the all-consuming nature of trying but not getting. — Helen Russell