Jodie Chapman

Another Life
  • Another Life


    'A modern day Atonement meets David Nicholls. Beautifully written - I couldn't put it down'
    'Like if One Day had been written by Sally Rooney' 5***** READER REVIEW
    'An intricate story of love . . . A beautiful piece of writing' SUNDAY EXPRESS

    She could be the girl dancing on tables one night, and the next she'd be hiding in the shadows.

    Just when I thought I understood her, she would melt away and become a completely new person, and I'd have to start all over again.

    That's how it was with Anna.

    Nick and Anna work the same summer job at their local cinema. Anna is mysterious, beautiful, and from a very different world to Nick.

    She's grown up preparing for the end of days, in a tightly-controlled existence where Christmas, getting drunk and sex before marriage are all off-limits.

    So when Nick comes into her life, Anna falls passionately in love. Their shared world burns with poetry and music, cigarettes and conversation - hints of the people they hope to become.

    But Anna, on the cusp of adulthood, is afraid to give up everything she's ever believed in, and everyone she's ever loved. She walks away, and Nick doesn't stop her.

    Years later, a tragedy draws Anna back into Nick's life.

    But rekindling their relationship leaves Anna and Nick facing a terrible choice between a love that's endured decades, and the promises they've made to others along the way.


    'I was devastated to finish this book. It broke my heart, and if you're a fan of Sally Rooney, Another Life is something you'll want. The characters are real, the themes of grief, family and loss are so raw. Chapman is a master' Daily Record

    'Fans of David Nicholls will adore this complex love story' Prima

    'The Romeo and Juliet of our generation' Gillian McAllister

    'This book broke me in the best way. A heart wrenching portrait . . . It feels a bit like if One Day had been written by Sally Rooney'
    5***** READER REVIEW

    'Stunning. Written with such poignancy, full of nostalgia, unspoken longing and the agony of wrong turns'

    'A complex, beautiful, multilayered debut exploring love in all its forms' WOMAN'S WEEKLY

    'I have a feeling that this will be one of my favourite books of 2021! I could not put it down, it's so, so good' 5***** READER REVIEW

Jodie Chapman spent twelve years working as a photographer before returning to her first love of writing. She lives in Kent with her husband and three sons. Another Life, her debut novel, was a BBC Two Between the Covers pick. @jodiechapman [Twitter icon] @jodiechapman [Instagram icon]

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