The Authenticity Project

The Authenticity Project : The feel-good novel you need right now

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

'Feel-good...full of hope. A quirky cast of characters you can't help but root for'Woman & Home, Book of the Month

Read the warm, poignant and uplifting New York Times bestseller, loved by readers.



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 cafe, 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 realize 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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Readers are falling in love with The Authenticity Project:


***** 'A charming, funny and uplifting story.'
***** 'Full of optimism . . . I defy anyone not to pick it up and be both transported and delighted.'
***** 'An absolute gem of a book . . . brings both honesty and the perfect level of escapism to give you a warm fuzzy glow inside.'
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Product details

  • Paperback | 416 pages
  • 153 x 234 x 30mm | 500g
  • Bantam Press
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 9781787631786
  • 152,778

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I loved The Authenticity Project. It has such an intriguing premise, wonderful characters and is utterly truthful about the lies that we all tell. It's a clever, uplifting book that entertains and makes you think Sophie Kinsella
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I loved The Authenticity Project. It has such an intriguing premise, wonderful characters and is utterly truthful about the lies that we all tell. It's a clever, uplifting book that entertains and makes you think * Sophie Kinsella * Beautifully written, thought provoking and uplifting, The Authenticity Project is a warm and endearing tale about truth, friendship and the power of connection. Pooley's characters will stay with you long after you turn the final page. It was a joy to read * Mike Gayle * 'One of the best books I've read in a long time. Original, engaging and unforgettable' * Sunday Times bestselling author, Sarah Morgan * 'Reading the book was like hanging out with a rowdy, affectionate bunch of friends where you don't want the party to stop. A joyous, funny read that leaves you all warm inside' * Beth Morrey * I loved The Authenticity Project. I powered through it and it was such a joy. It gave me that warm fuzzy feeling that I've so missed (since the days of Love Actually etc). It really reminded me of those classic Richard Curtis films... Fab characters and just the right amount of romance, humour and weepy moments * Rachel Marks *
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About 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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Rating details

40,572 ratings
3.96 out of 5 stars
5 28% (11,305)
4 45% (18,412)
3 22% (8,966)
2 4% (1,529)
1 1% (360)
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