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The Secret Life of Albert Entwistle

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Audiobook Downloadable / ISBN-13: 9781472275073

Price: £21.99

Wonderful. Written with such a good heart, filled with joy and strength and optimism . . . inventive and fun but most importantly, true.’ RUSSELL T. DAVIES

‘I loved it! Really heart-warming and joyful, but also so poignant. I cannot recommend this book highly enough’ LORRAINE KELLY

A rollicking love story‘ IAN McKELLEN

‘Albert is such an endearing character – flawed, funny and awkward, but completely relatable. A wonderfully warm story that completely drew me in’ RUTH HOGAN

IT’S NEVER TOO LATE TO START YOUR LIFE’S BIG ADVENTURE . . .

Albert Entwistle was a postman. It was one of the few things everyone knew about him. And it was one of the few things he was comfortable with people knowing.

64-year-old Albert Entwistle has been a postie in a quiet town in Northern England for all his life, living alone since the death of his mam 18 years ago. He keeps himself to himself. He always has. But he’s just learned he’ll be forced to retire at his next birthday. With no friends and nothing to look forward to, the lonely future he faces terrifies him. He realises it’s finally time to be honest about who he is. He must learn to ask for what he wants. And he must find the courage to look for George, the man that, many years ago, he lost – but has never forgotten . . .

Narrated by Layton Williams, join Albert as he sets out to find the long-lost love of his life, and has an unforgettable and completely life-affirming adventure on the way . . . This is a love story the likes of which you have never read before!

This audiobook contains exclusive interviews by Matt Cain with gay men on their experiences growing up through the 1950s to in the 1970s and the 1980s.

‘Prepare to fall in love with Albert Entwistle! Touching and tender’ S. J. WATSON

Albert is delightful and charming, and the book is too’ JONATHAN HARVEY

‘A wonderful old-fashioned romance, with a serious side, a tender autumn love story that will have every reader cheering on Albert from the sidelines. An utter treat.’ KATE MOSSE

(P)2021 Headline Publishing Group Limited

Reviews

Praise for The Madonna Of Bolton: Fabulous! What a treat
Jenny Colgan
A triumphant coming-of-age tale about the power of being true to yourself
Juno Dawson
Beautifully and sharply drawn
SUNDAY TIMES
Gripping, with a huge heart
S J Watson
It's a cracker!
Lorraine Kelly
I had to read it in one sitting. I loved it! Really heart-warming and joyful, but also so poignant. I cannot recommend this book highly enough. It's such a beautifully authentically told story with vivid characters and you will miss them when you reach the end.
LORRAINE KELLY
'Albert is such an endearing character - flawed, funny and awkward, but completely relatable. I wanted to give him a good shake and then a huge hug. This is a wonderfully warm story that completely drew me in'
RUTH HOGAN
Prepare to fall in love with Albert Entwistle! Touching and tender.
S. J. WATSON
Albert is delightful and charming, and the book is too.
JONATHAN HARVEY
A bright, clear, sharply intelligent writer
JENNY COLGAN
Wonderful. Written with such a good heart, filled with joy and strength and optimism. Like the best fiction, it's real; Albert's fears, the sour legacy of his parents, his colleagues' kindness, George flourishing from boy to man . . . It's inventive and fun but, most importantly, true.
RUSSELL T. DAVIES
This rollicking love story entrapped me, chapter by chapter. True in its detail and its scope, it is amusing yet heart-breaking. It will encourage tentative young gay people and reassure their parents. Its passionate declaration? That it's never too late to enjoy being yourself.
IAN McKELLEN
Beautiful . . . You will weep and yet have your heart filled with joy
ARLENE PHILLIPS
Tender, witty, uplifting . . . I love it!
KATE EBERLEN
'What a beautiful, wonderful, life-affirming treat of a book. I challenge you not to fall in love with Albert from the very start!
CHARLIE CONDOU
'Wonderful . . . A love story that will have every reader cheering on Albert from the sidelines. An utter treat'
KATE MOSSE
A total triumph . . . Romantic and heartbreaking and uplifting all at once
LAURA KAY
'Brilliant . . . [I] recommend to all!'
MATT LUCAS
Albert is the most delicious character and you'll be with him every step of the way as he begins to live the life he always should have.
Sun
It'll put a smile on everyone's face.
Michael Ball, Radio 2
'A charming adventure with love at its heart.'
My Weekly
'A life affirming story of lost love and the reality of being gay in the Seventies.'
That’s Life
'A unique and moving story.'
Candis