- Paperback: 398 pages
- Publisher: Kirkwall Books; 1 edition (Oct. 14 2016)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 099521171X
- ISBN-13: 978-0995211711
- Product Dimensions: 14 x 2.5 x 21.6 cm
- Shipping Weight: 540 g
- Average Customer Review: 7 customer reviews
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #13,265 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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"London Belongs to Me is a delight. A sweet, nostalgic debut that will transport readers to those first heady days of being on one's own in the great wide world." (Andrea Dunlop, author of ‘Losing the Light’)^"The trustworthy lovers of Bridget [Jones's] single girl, younger days in London are going to adore London Belongs to Me, the story of a girl (who could be Bridget's younger American cousin!) coming to London to find love and adventure." (Redbook Magazine)^" … Wow, folks. This new London-based novel will send your heart swooning … A stunning portrait of modern London life with unputdownable prose, London Belongs to Me belongs on every Anglophile's bookshelf." (PopSugar)^"Pack your bags and wave hello to the Queen with this page-turning journey taking you across the pond." (BuzzFeed)^"A cozy read to curl up with on the sofa during a chilly fall day." (Brit + Co.)
About the Author
Jacquelyn Middleton is an award-winning freelance writer. She previously worked in television broadcasting, and ‘London Belongs to Me’ is her first novel. When she’s not hanging out in London, she lives in Toronto with her husband and a very bossy Schipperke.
Top customer reviews
I loved Alex and connected with her easily. Besides a mutual love of London, we’re both fangirls and writers. I’ve never had panic attacks *knocks on wood* but I do have anxiety, and I admired Alex’s strength and bravery taking off to London on her own to pursue her dreams. I appreciated that things weren’t all sunshine and roses for Alex. She had a lot of struggles, both internal and external, and faced plenty of obstacles on her journey. I was outraged on her behalf at some of the things she went through, and I rooted for her so hard, wanting to see her happy and successful. Middleton did a great job of drawing me in and making me care. I felt like Alex was a real person - like she could be a close friend, or even be me.
Besides Alex, London Belongs to Me was full of a wonderfully fleshed-out cast of characters. I adored Alex’s friends Lucy and Freddie and thought they added so much to the story. The three of them together were hilarious, and I liked that their interactions ranged from funny to touching and everything in between. They had disagreements and misunderstandings like normal friends, but they loved each other unconditionally and were always willing to work through any issues they had. I also loved that they were just as nerdy as Alex; all the Doctor Who and Sherlock references made me squee like the fangirl I am. I loved that Alex and Lucy met online and formed a really strong bond; this was just one of the many things I connected to since some of my closest friends are people I’ve met online. I also loved Mark, the hot Irish love interest (seriously, I feel like Ms Middleton peered inside my head and took everything I love and tied it all together in a book). I wish we’d seen more of him, and of him and Alex together, yet I understand why we didn’t. London Belongs to Me isn’t a Romance - it’s a coming-of-age story about self-discovery, and Alex needed to do a lot of things on her own to find her way and figure out her place in the world.
Fun, funny, and engaging, with fantastic characters, a great setting, and an interesting plot, London Belongs to Me sucked me in from beginning to end. This sparkling debut has me impressed with Middleton’s skill as a writer and as a storyteller, and I can’t wait to read more from her.
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