The Summer Job


Have you ever imagined running away from your life? Well Birdy Finch didn’t just imagine it. She did it. Which might’ve been an error. And the life she’s run into? Her best friend, Heather’s. The only problem is, she hasn’t told Heather. Actually there are a few other problems. Can Birdy carry off a summer at a luxury Scottish hotel pretending to be her best friend (who incidentally is a world-class wine expert)? And can she stop herself from falling for the first man she’s ever actually liked (but who thinks she’s someone else)? If you’re looking to replace that Fleabag or Bridesmaids sized hole in your life, look no further: Birdy Finch is here.

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‘SO much fun’ MARIAN KEYES, author of GROWN UPS
‘Fresh and funny’ BETH O’LEARY, author of THE ROADTRIP


Birdy Finch just got her dream job. The trouble is, it’s not hers . . .

It was a simple accident. Well, maybe a tiny fib. OK, maybe an all-out, blatant, mayhem-causing lie. Because the life she’s just claimed is hers actually belongs to her best friend, Heather.

Obviously she’ll tell Heather (eventually). And the first guy she’s properly liked in forever (probably). Absolutely nobody will know – just till she sorts herself out . . .

So can Birdy carry off a summer at a luxury Scottish hotel pretending to be a world-class wine expert? And can she find the courage to fall in love, even if it means telling the truth?

Run away with Birdy Finch – the messy heroine with a heart of gold!

THE SUMMER JOB is a fresh, fun, feel good romcom for fans of THE ROAD TRIP, STARSTRUCK and JANE FALLON



Engaging, heartwarming and SO MUCH FUN. I bloody loved it’ MARIAN KEYES

Fresh, funny and filled with delicious food and wine. It made me long for a summer in Scotland with Birdy and all the team at Loch Dorn’ BETH O’LEARY

‘What a welcome escape! Loved it, I’m in the queue for more Lizzy’ JOSIE SILVER

‘For fans of Marian Keyes, this is the perfect sweet spot of funny and moving women’s fiction’ STYLIST

Fresh, funny and oh so relatable – the perfect tonic’ ABBIE GREAVES

Fun with a capital F . . . If you’ve ever felt you’re getting left behind in life, or don’t have everything worked out quite yet, this is the book for youSOPHIE COUSENS

This is the book you’ll want with you on your sunloungerCOSMOPOLITAN

‘I fell for Birdy on the very first page and inhaled the rest of her story . . . A brilliantly original plot paired with fabulously funny writing – a pure joy to read!’ HELLY ACTON

‘It’s really great – so gossipy, warm and funnyBETH MORREY

‘One of the funniest and sexiest books of the year. As soon as I finished it, I wanted to read it again. Do not miss this one!’ EMILY HENRY

‘The literary equivalent of going out on an amazing night out with your best friends – it had me snorting with laughter KATHERINE WEBBER
‘A sunny caper set in the Scottish Highlands…a real spritz’ THE SUNDAY TIMES

‘Perfect sweet spot of funny and moving’ STYLIST

Read a sample here

Additional information

Weight 0.223 kg
Dimensions 19.8 × 12.9 × 1.9 cm










1st paperback ed


823.92 (edition:23)


General – Trade / Code: K