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Girls On Girls: Laura Kay & her new lesbian romcom

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Laura Kay & Lola Keeley

We could all do with more laughter, more love, more vicariously living through the breaking and mending of imaginary humans - and so we give you The Split!

To discuss this irresistably loveable and wonderfully uplifting new romantic comedy, we have its debut author Laura Kay in conversation with veteran romance novelist Lola Keeley!

The two will be discussing unrequited love, representation, queer friendships and chosen family both on an off the page, and of course, telling us all about The Split!

The Book:

Brutally dumped by her girlfriend, Ally is homeless, friendless and jobless... but at least she has Malcolm. Wounded and betrayed, Ally has made off with the one thing she thinks might soothe the pain: Emily's cat. After a long train journey she arrives home to her dad in Sheffield, ready to fold herself up in her duvet and remain on the sofa for the foreseeable.

Her dad has other ideas. A phone call later, and Ally is reunited with her first ever beard and friend of old, Jeremy. He too is broken-hearted and living at home again.

In an inspired effort to hold each other up, the pair decide to sign up for the local half marathon in a bid to impress their exes with their commitment and athleticism. Given neither of them can run, they enlist the support of athletic, not to mention beautiful, Jo. But will she have them running for the hills... or will their ridiculous plan pay off...?

The Writer

Laura Kay is a writer and editor. She has an MA in American History from the University of Sheffield, and now lives in London with her wife and cat. In 2018 Laura was selected as one of the ten PRH WriteNow mentees. This is her first novel. She is based in London.

The Host

Lola Keeley is a lesbian romance writer, author of many a bookshop favourite, including The Music and the Mirror. https://www.lolakeeley.co.uk/

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