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One Love

a brand new uplifting love story from the author of The Secret Life of Albert Entwistle
  • Author
    • Matt Cain
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Regular price £20.00
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Two men. Twenty years of friendship. One love.

'Lovely, funny, kind and truthful . . . I was expecting a simple will-they-won't-they, but it's wiser than that . . . challenging who we are, and why, and how we can change' Russell T. Davies

'A great eye-opening and heart-warming read' Fabulous

'A rich, funny, poignant and unflinchingly honest portrayal of friendship, love and everything in between' Ruth Hogan

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2002

Danny arrives at Manchester University determined not to hide from the world any longer. This is the year his life will begin.

He locks eyes with a handsome stranger across the hall at the Freshers' Fair. It starts with a wink and soon Danny and Guy are best friends.

2022

Now, both single for the first time in years, Danny and Guy return to the confetti-covered streets of the Gay Village for Manchester Pride.

After years of shared adventures and lost dreams, Danny finally plans to share the secret he has been keeping for two decades. He has always been in love with Guy.

Could this weekend be the end of a twenty-year friendship . . . or the start of something new and even more beautiful?

'Written with heartfelt honesty and love' Lorraine Kelly

'Utterly absorbing and affecting. Matt Cain is one of the most entertaining and illuminating writers out there' Bryony Gordon

'I have so much love for this book' Freya North

'Thought-provoking' Daily Mirror

'As sharp eyed as Hilda Ogden and as seen-it-all as Bet Lynch . . . a proudly Northern queer One Day, ingenious and unsparing' Patrick Gale

'Heart-warming' i Paper

'This epic friends-to-lovers will-they-won't-they story is gorgeous!' Clare Pooley

'A joy of a read' Closer

'If you're looking for something uplifting to kick off your reading list in 2024, this might just be the one for you . . . absorbing, moving and poignant' Glamour
  • Published: Jan 18 2024
  • 238 x 162mm
  • ISBN: 9781472291912

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Press Reviews

  • Praise for Matt Cain:
  • Glamour
    A bucket of joy
  • Sun
    Utterly joyful - you will smile your way through this
  • Heat
    A big warm hug of a novel
  • Daily Mail
    I ADORED this book, it's so uplifting, original and funny
  • Michael Ball

    Will put a smile on everyone's face
  • Russell T. Davies

    Written with such a good heart, filled with joy and strength and optimism
  • Matt Lucas

    Brilliant . . . [I] recommend to all!
  • Laura Kay

    A total triumph. Romantic and heartbreaking and uplifting all at once
  • Bella
    The uplifting book we all need to read right now
  • Ruth Hogan

    Rich, poignant, funny and unflinchingly honest . . . a glorious, heart-warming and thought-provoking read
  • Justin Myers

    A warm, nostalgic and intimate portrayal of the complexities of friendship, and the changing face of being gay and staying strong in a world that's learning to accept us, but still doesn't always understand us
  • Julietta Henderson

    Sincere, moving and authentic . . . I loved, loved, loved this book
  • Alexandra Potter

    A triumph. Brave and honest, beautiful and funny . . . I learned so much from reading this. I loved the relationship between Danny and Guy and all its complications
  • Laura Pearson

    One Love is an epic tale of love and friendship, packed with warmth, wit and wisdom . . . an absolute joy to read
  • Laura Price

    What a wonderful book . . . a heartwarming, nostalgia-inducing tale of friendship and love that puts a huge smile on your face
  • Mary Gabriel

    Unfolding over a twenty-year period and bookended by two Gay Pride events in Manchester . . . the result is touching, funny, poignant and brilliant
  • Steven Rowley

    A beautiful, deeply human exploration of the blurred lines between love and friendship that exist in the queer community, with a tender understanding that the most important love of all can be the love and forgiveness we hold for ourselves
  • Paul Burston

    A fresh, heart-warming spin on the gay romcom which explores love beyond the best friend/boyfriend binary. I loved it
  • Bryony Gordon

    Utterly absorbing and affecting. Matt Cain is one of the most entertaining and illuminating writers out there
  • My Weekly
    More than its incredible characterisation, One Love is a heart-warming study of love, friendship and growing up
  • Glamour
    If you're looking for something uplifting to kick off your reading list in 2024, this might just be the one for you . . . absorbing, moving and poignant, this is a story of friendship and love that you won't to miss
  • Sunday Post
    This gay love story pulls hard on the heart strings
  • Lorraine Kelly

    Compassionate, funny, insightful