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The irresistible, uplifting, deliciously witty new novel from the bestselling author of Not Quite Nice follows two new friends on the journey of a lifetime.

Bloomsbury is giving away sets of 10 copies to 5 different reading groups to read, enjoy, and review!

Sail Away with Celia Imrie this January – it’s the best way to beat the winter blues…


‘Guaranteed to put a smile on your face’


‘Hugely enjoyable’

‘A dashing rollercoaster. She is extraordinary’

Suzy and Amanda have both found themselves on a transatlantic cruiser by accident: struggling actress Suzy has had her play abruptly cancelled under rather suspicious circumstances; and Amanda’s found herself homeless in rainy Clapham after her flat purchase falls through. But the ship has barely left the harbour before Suzy and Amanda realize that there’s something very strange afoot indeed. Neither can predict the strange characters and dodgy dealings they will encounter – nor the unexpected rewards to reaped at high sea…

Once your group has read the book, we’d love to hear what you think. Share your thoughts with @BloomsburyBooks on Twitter, and support the author by leaving your review on Amazon or wherever you like to leave book reviews online.


National Reading Group Day 2019

This year, National Reading Group Day will take place on 15 June, and to celebrate we want you to tell us the books that inspire you to make a change in the world. Both fiction and non-fiction books can be an incredibly powerful way of encouraging us to take action and stand up for what we believe in, and we want to know which books get your group talking about the world and how you can make a difference.

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How to start a reading group

Interested in joining a reading group or starting one of your own? Download our quick guide to getting started.

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Hive and The Reading Agency

The Reading Agency loves books, in every form, and we know you do too. We love it when people borrow books in every format from their brilliant local libraries. We love it when reading groups get exclusive free proofs from our publisher partners. We love it when readers pick up a pre-loved book from a second-hand bookshop for a song. And we also love it when you buy yourself or someone else a brand new book from a high street bookshop. We also know that buying online is quick and convenient...

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