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New book from Holly Bourne announced

13th March 2017

We took a trip to London's smallest cinema to reveal the eagerly-anticipated title and release date of Holly Bourne's next novel.

It Only Happens in the Movies will be out on 1st October. It's a funny and poignant standalone title tackling real love.

It's not the first piece of good news for Holly this year – she has also been chosen as a judge for the 2017 BBC Young Writers' Awards, a quest for ‘extraordinary’ stories that reveal how teenagers are inspired by the world around them. 

Find out more about Holly and see her other titles, including the bestselling Spinster Club series.

It Only Happens in the Movies reveal
It Only Happens in the Movies

It Only Happens in the Movies

Audrey is over romance. Since her parents’ relationship imploded her mother’s been catatonic, so she takes a cinema job to get out of the house. But there she meets wannabe film-maker Harry. Nobody expects Audrey and Harry to fall in love as hard and fast as they do. But that doesn't mean things are easy. Because real love isn't like the movies… The greatest love story ever told doesn’t feature kissing in the snow or racing to airports. It features pain and confusion and hope and wonder and a ban on cheesy clichés. Oh, and zombies... YA star Holly Bourne tackles real love in this hugely funny and poignant novel.


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