Pivot: A story of dropping the ball, picking it up again, and turning things around.

Fiction & Poetry, Modern & Contemporary Fiction
Paperback Published on: 08/06/2023
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'A heart-warming, joyous and assured debut novel about friendship that put me in mind of Kay Mellor at her funnies' RICHARD HERRING
'Takes you inside the minds of a brilliant group of characters at very different stages of life. A gripping, witty, very human read' MARK WATSON

Sometimes life throws you a curveball . . .

58-year-old Jackie Douglas is living the comfortable retirement of her dreams - until one afternoon she comes home to find her husband, Steve, packing a bag and all sense of comfort is suddenly lost.

Her best friend Ros, a law firm boss with an appetite for life, laughter and (just the right amount of) wine, leaps in to help Jackie. By her side is their barmaid/friend/wine protégée, Jay, who's moved back into her mum's at nearly 30 after losing her job in London.

In tipsy search of something - anything - new, they wind up the leaders of a ramshackle netball team: The Skids. Facing confusing exes, divorce, betrayals, financial woes and more, Jackie, Ros and Jay are about to discover that finding your team might just be the key to turning things around . . .

'Refreshing, hilarious and really uplifting - I fell in love with Jackie, Ros and the rest of the squad - and everyone else will too' HELLY ACTON, author of The Shelf
'The book we need at the moment - a joyous celebration of female friendship and midlife. And as a netball player, I really did enjoy the attention to comic detail . . . Hilarious' CAROLINE CORCORAN, author of Five Days Missing
'Hugely uplifting, enjoyable fun, I fell in love with the Skids!' DAISY BUCHANAN, author of Careering

  • Publisher: John Murray Press
  • ISBN: 9781529348262
  • Number of pages: 304
  • Weight: 220g
  • Dimensions: 196 x 126 x 32 mm

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