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‘Ruth Jones is excellent on human nature and why we make the mistakes we do. I felt for every character. Unputdownable.’ Jojo Moyes
The past has a habit of tracking us down. And tripping us up.
When Kate was twenty-two, she had an intense and passionate affair with a married man, Callum, which ended in heartbreak. Kate thought she’d never get over it.
Seventeen years later, life has moved on – Kate, now a successful actress, is living in London, married to Matt and mother to little Tallulah. Meanwhile Callum and his wife Belinda are happy together, living in Edinburgh and watching their kids grow up. The past, it would seem, is well and truly behind them all.
But then Kate meets Callum again.
And they are faced with a choice: to walk away from each other . . . or to risk finding out what might have been.
Second chances are a rare gift in life. But that doesn’t mean they should always be taken . . .
In her unmissable debut, actress and screenwriter Ruth Jones shows us the dangers of trying to recapture that which was once lost and failing to realise the beauty of what we already have.
'I love books about gnarly, messy relationships and this one kept me gripped from the beginning. A great read.’ Jane Fallon
‘Heart-rending, provocative and astutely written, Never Greener is a love story about getting what you want and losing everything you need. Ruth’s characters will stay with me for a long time.’ Cathy Bramley
US THREE, THE NEW NOVEL FROM RUTH JONES, IS COMING IN 2020 AND AVAILABLE FOR PRE-ORDER NOW
"Ruth Jones is excellent on human nature and why we make the mistakes we do. I felt for every character. Unputdownable."
"Heart-rending, provocative and astutely written, Never Greener is a love story about getting what you want and losing everything you need. Ruth's characters will stay with me for a long time."
"I love books about gnarly, messy relationships and this one kept me gripped from the beginning. A great read."
"Easy to read and full of laughter - and truth"
"A great debut"
Ruth Jones has built an award-winning career in television, co-writing and appearing in much-loved series Gavin & Stacey and Stella. Here, Jones explains how the idea for her debut novel Never Greener came about and how life as an author differs from writing for TV.
Ruth Ware, Dolly Alderton, Simon Mayo, Mary Portas and more recall the most special books they have received as gifts, from treasured hand-me-downs to original editions. For more recommendations, try the Penguin Christmas gift guide.