The debut novel – a time-travelling story of love and adventure – from the number one bestselling author of How Not To Be a Boy and star of Peep Show
You can’t fall in love for the first time twice …
Kate’s husband Luke – the man she loved from the moment she met him twenty-eight years ago – died suddenly. Since then she has pushed away her friends, lost her job and everything is starting to fall apart.
One day, she wakes up in the wrong room and in the wrong body. She is eighteen again but remembers everything. This is her college room in 1992. This is the first day of Freshers’ Week. And this is the day she first meets Luke.
But Luke is not the man that she lost: he’s still a boy – the annoying nineteen-year-old English student she first met. Kate knows how he died and that he’s already ill. If they can fall in love again she might just be able to save him. She’s going to try to do everything exactly the same …
“A genre-defying time-travel tale – part adventure, part love story, part comedy, part dissertation on bereavement … a breathtakingly insightful evocation of grief”
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“Takes a familiar what-if scenaro and invests it with heart and nostalgia … Hugely moving … Webb’s memoir, How Not To Be a Boy, was a genuinely smart and affecting read; here, he proves that he can write about others as well as he writes about himself”
“Well-paced, nicely written and highly entertaining … in parts very poignant”
“Splendidly bleak, fabulously Nineties and enjoyable”
“Robert Webb’s effortlessly enjoyable debut novel is soaked in and a wry comment on nostalgia … his execution is smart, unexpected and full of pop cultural nous. It’s also a ripping adventure yarn … Tender, thoughtful and terrific fun”
Robert Webb is best known for his work as the Webb half of Mitchell & Webb in the Sony award-winning That Mitchell & Webb Sound and the Bafta award-winning That Mitchell & Webb Look, and as permanent man-boy Jeremy in the acclaimed Peep Show. In 2017, his call-to-arms memoir How Not To Be a Boy was a number one Sunday Times bestseller. Robert has been a columnist for the Daily Telegraph and the New Statesman, and now lives in London with his wife and daughters. Come Again is his first novel.