All The Lonely People

All The Lonely People

Fiction & Poetry, Modern & Contemporary Fiction
Hardback Published on: 23/07/2020
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Synopsis

Hubert Bird is not alone in being alone. He just needs to realise it. In weekly phone calls to his daughter in Australia, widower Hubert Bird paints a picture of the perfect retirement, packed with fun, friendship and fulfilment. But Hubert Bird is lying. The truth is day after day drags by without him seeing a single soul. Until, that is, he receives some good news - good news that in one way turns out to be the worst news ever, news that will force him out again, into a world he has long since turned his back on. Now Hubert faces a seemingly impossible task: to make his real life resemble his fake life before the truth comes out. Along the way Hubert stumbles across a second chance at love, renews a cherished friendship and finds himself roped into an audacious community scheme that seeks to end loneliness once and for all . . . Life is certainly beginning to happen to Hubert Bird. But with the origin of his earlier isolation always lurking in the shadows will he ever get to live the life he's pretended to have for so long? From bestselling author Mike Gayle, All the Lonely People is by turns a funny and moving meditation on love, race, old age and friendship that will not only charm and uplift, but also remind you of the power of ordinary people to make an extraordinary difference.

  • Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton
  • ISBN: 9781473687387
  • Number of pages: 368
  • Weight: 580g
  • Dimensions: 234 x 158 x 36 mm

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All The Lonely People
Oh my heart!
I don't think I read this book so much as I lived it, absorbing it and feeling it with every fibre of my being. Calling it 'heart-warming' or 'uplifting' f... READ MORE
Charlotte Harrison
All The Lonely People
Heartwarming
Thanks to NetGalley and The Publisher for this eARC in exchange for an honest review. I really enjoyed this. Poignant and timely for numerous reasons. It ... READ MORE
Ms Walker
All The Lonely People
Simply wonderful
Well, Mike Gayle has done it to me again! I’m mush after reading this book - I loved it! Hubert Bird comes to Britain from Jamaica in 1958 and makes a life... READ MORE
Celia Short
All The Lonely People
A beautiful, emotional read!
After having a few mixed reviews on the last few thrillers I have read (my favourite genre) have decided to start reading books from different genres. This... READ MORE
Amy Waybourne
All The Lonely People
Exploring loneliness in all its surprising forms
Ah this book was so beautiful and so timely. I don't know why I am surprised because Mike Gayle never disappoints when it comes to representing raw, real l... READ MORE
Catriona Merryweather
All The Lonely People
All the Lonely People
I could not put this book down. It drew me in right from the very first page and held me captive throughout, I was powerless in its thrall. Hubert is in hi... READ MORE
Ashrae
All The Lonely People
Wonderful
I have been reading and loving Mike Gayles novels since My legendary girlfriend. All the lonely people did not disappoint. This is the story of Hubert Bir... READ MORE
Nicola Southall
All The Lonely People
A stunning read
Hubert Bird, you complete and utter legend! There are some characters that stay with me, most often those who have lived a full life within the pages of ... READ MORE
Nicola
All The Lonely People
Rocking Rollercoaster of Emotion
Fantastic! I was hugely looking forward to All The Lonely People and Mike Gayle didn’t disappoint. It’s a rocking rollercoaster of emotions from laughter... READ MORE
Nic Johnston
All The Lonely People
Amazing
Love it! Love it! Love it! Mike Gayle does it again! Another brilliant book that hits every emotion you have and leaves you a blubbering mess. I fell i... READ MORE
Karena  Freeman
All The Lonely People
'You've got to refuse to give up on people, even if them given up on themselves.'
I don't think I read this book so much as I lived it, absorbing it and feeling it with every fibre of my being. Calling it 'heart-warming' or 'uplifting' f... READ MORE
Charlotte Harrison