The Authenticity Project

The Authenticity Project

The bestselling uplifting, joyful and feel-good book of the year loved by readers everywhere

Summary

<h2>Now includes an exclusive extract of Clare Pooley's new and brilliantly uplifting novel The People On Platform 5 - available now</h2>

Treat yourself to the warm, poignant and uplifting Radio 2 Book Club pick, loved by hundreds of thousands of readers...


'The first book which has made me laugh in a long time'
'A charming, funny and uplifting story'
'Full of optimism ... I defy anyone not to pick it up and be both transported and delighted'
'This book helped to lift my spirits'
'Well-written, great characters , a charming tale, and packed with feel-good factor'

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Six strangers with one thing in common: their lives aren't always what they make them out to be.

What would happen if they told the truth instead?

Julian Jessop is tired of hiding the deep loneliness he feels. So he begins The Authenticity Project - a small green notebook containing the truth about his life.

Leaving the notebook on a table in his friendly neighbourhood café, Julian never expects Monica, the owner, to track him down after finding it. Or that she'll be inspired to write down her own story.

Little do they realise that such small acts of honesty hold the power to impact all those who discover the notebook and change their lives completely.

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Praise for The Authenticity Project:

'A warm and endearing tale about truth, friendship and the power of connection'
Mike Gayle

'Original, engaging and unforgettable'
Sarah Morgan

'A joyous, funny read that leaves you all warm inside'
Beth Morrey, Sunday Times bestselling author of Saving Missy

Reviews

  • The feel-good story...that we all need to read right now
    Woman & Home

About the author

Clare Pooley

Clare Pooley graduated from Newnham College, Cambridge and spent twenty years in the heady world of advertising, before becoming a full-time writer.

Clare's dark but hilarious memoir, The Sober Diaries, has helped thousands of people around the world to quit drinking.

The Authenticity Project, Clare's debut novel, was a BBC Radio 2 bookclub pick, a New York Times bestseller, the winner of the RNA debut novel award and a Babelio award. It's been translated into 29 languages.

The People on Platform 5 is Clare's second novel, inspired by her fascination with inventing stories about her fellow passengers on her commute to work.

Clare lives in Fulham, London with her husband, three children and two border terriers.
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