In at the Deep End

In at the Deep End

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'Fleabag-level dirty jokes, Eleanor Oliphant-levels of empathy' Grazia

'Fresh and funny' Guardian

'Every woman should own a copy of this book' Erin Kelly

Until recently, Julia hadn't had sex in three years.

But now:
* a one-night stand is accusing her of breaking his penis;

* a sexually confident lesbian is making eyes at her over confrontational modern art;

* and she's wondering whether trimming her pubes makes her a bad feminist.

Julia's about to learn that she's been looking for love - and satisfaction - in all the wrong places...

Frank, filthy and very, very funny, In at the Deep End is a brilliant debut from a major new talent.

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Product details

  • Hardback | 400 pages
  • 159 x 227 x 35mm | 600g
  • The Borough Press
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • edition
  • 000831134X
  • 9780008311346
  • 834,487

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'Without a doubt, In at the Deep End, by Kate Davies, is the afterparty book for anyone looking to extend their Fleabag fun. Newly published, Davies' book is raucous, sexy, poignant and smart, and is definitely the most fun you will have with lesbian BDSM short of doing it yourself' Hadley Freeman, Guardian

'Brilliant! The best thing I've read in AGES. I can't remember the last time a book made me laugh so hard, while also making me think about life, relationships and what makes us who we are' Gill Sims, author of Why Mummy Drinks

'A frank, very funny and, at times, filthy exploration of sex, love and self-understanding ... brilliant' Stylist

'Fleabag-level dirty jokes, Eleanor Oliphant-levels of empathy and a heroine who feels like your best mate spilling the gossip after two glasses drunk a little too quickly. Fresh, funny and filthy' Grazia

'[A] fresh and funny lesbian coming-of-age adventure ... a Sapphic sexual odyssey' Guardian

'Frank, funny and fabulously filthy, but also tender and moving. Every woman should own a copy of this book' Erin Kelly, author of He Said/She Said

'Utterly original, hilarious' Francesca Simon, The Times

'One of the funniest books I've read' Red

'Refreshing ... brazen and hilarious' Emma Jane Unsworth, Observer

'I read In at the Deep End in a laughing (sometimes cringing) flash and then handed it to my wife who did the same. And then we talked and talked about it. (And then we made out.)' Emily Danforth, author of The Miseducation of Cameron Post

'I love this book! It's a wild sexual adventure that's funny and exciting and tender and real and chilling all at once. A joy to read' Josie Long
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About Kate Davies

Kate Davies was born and brought up in north-west London. She studied English at Oxford University before becoming a writer and editor of children's books. She's also a screenwriter, and had a short-lived career as a burlesque dancer that ended when she was booed off stage at a Conservative club while dressed as a bingo ball. Kate lives in east London with her wife. In at the Deep End is her first novel.
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5,153 ratings
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4 35% (1,810)
3 33% (1,684)
2 11% (581)
1 3% (156)
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