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Win, read and review copies of CARELESS

We’re thrilled to be offering reading groups copies of Kirsty Capes incredible debut novel CARELESS.

A COSMOPOLITAN, BBC, STYLIST, DAILY MAIL, GOOD HOUSEKEEPING and GUARDIAN BEST BOOK PICK FOR 2021!

‘Astounding. Heart-breaking but hopeful, and a fresh new voice’ PANDORA SYKES

‘Moving and beautifully written’ LIBBY PAGE

‘Made me laugh and cry in equal measure’ GOOD HOUSEKEEPING

‘A book that deserves to be a huge hit’ STYLIST

‘The literary equivalent of gold dust’ BENJAMIN ZEPHANIAH

‘An incredible debut novel. Kirsty Capes is one to watch’ RED

Sometimes it’s easy to fall between the cracks…

At 3.04 p.m. on a hot, sticky day in June, Bess finds out she’s pregnant.

She could tell her social worker Henry, but he’s useless.

She should tell her foster mother, Lisa, but she won’t understand.

She really ought to tell Boy, but she hasn’t spoken to him in weeks.

Bess knows more than anyone that love doesn’t come without conditions.

But this isn’t a love story…

Searing, poignant, insightful and achingly funny, Careless is an upmarket coming-of-age novel like no other, celebrating female friendship and the enduring hope to follow our dreams against all odds.

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Keeping your reading group active while social distancing

Are you wondering how your reading group can continue to meet, even while you’re social distancing? With many people at home with family, flatmates or on their own, we know that books are so important to provide comfort, solace and escapism. Staying socially connected, and keeping your regular reading group meetings in your diary, is going to be very important in keeping up morale and supporting everyone’s mental health as we adjust to a new way of living.

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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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