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Do Not Feed the Bear

Do Not Feed the Bear

A life-affirming novel of love, loss and letting go – for readers of ELEANOR OLIPHANT, THE TROUBLE WITH GOATS AND SHEEP and WHEN GOD WAS A RABBIT

On her forty-seventh birthday, Sydney Smith stands on a rooftop and prepares to jump…


Sydney is a cartoonist and freerunner. Feet constantly twitching, always teetering on the edge of life, she’s never come to terms with the event that ripped her family apart when she was ten years old. And so, on a birthday that she doesn’t want to celebrate, she returns alone to St Ives to face up to her guilt and grief. It’s a trip that turns out to be life-changing – and not only for herself.

DO NOT FEED THE BEAR is a book about lives not yet lived, about the kindness of others and about how, when our worlds stop, we find a way to keep on moving.

(P)2019 Headline Publishing Group Ltd
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Genre: Fiction & Related Items / Modern & Contemporary Fiction (post C 1945)

On Sale: 8th August 2019

Price: £21.99

ISBN-13: 9781472259394

Reviews

Beautifully written, Elliott's unique, mesmerising voice effortlessly draws you in
Woman & Home
There is love and pain and such humour. The author is a psychotherapist with the key to the human heart
Saga
[An] ingenious, funny novel... Sad, wise and upbeat by turns'
Daily Mail
A moving and gently humorous portrait of loss, grief and finding a way through...Wonderfully redemptive
Sarah Haywood, author of THE CACTUS
A perfect read for fans of ELEANOR OLIPHANT and THE TROUBLE WITH GOATS AND SHEEP
Woman's Way
Utterly uplifting and a warm reminder that people are here to help
Stylist
An uplifting and heart-warming tale about love, loss and moving on, and the importance of being kind to each other - and ourselves
Heat
A beautifully poignant tale about loss, love, compassion, and being kind to people whose stories and struggles - in the past and present - are overlooked
Culturefly