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Arthur and Teddy Are Coming Out

By Ryan Love

The feel-good read of 2023. Perfect for fans of Mike Gayle, Beth O’Leary and Alice Oseman’s Heartstopper.

Selected as one of the Independent’s 19 debut authors set to make their mark this year

‘Gentle, honest and beautifully authentic’ Julietta Henderson
’Touching and sincere’ The Sunday Times
‘Feel-good, heartwarming fiction’ Holly Miller
’I’m totally #TeamArthurandTeddy’ Heidi Swain
’A feel-good novel to inspire’ My Weekly
’Uplifting and emotional’ Justin Myers
’A celebration of family and love’ Platinum
‘Joyful, big-hearted’ Freya Sampson
’Will stay with me for a VERY long time’ Miranda Dickinson

When 79-year-old Arthur Edwards gathers his family together to share some important news, no one is prepared for the bombshell he drops: he’s gay, and after a lifetime in the closet, he’s finally ready to come out.

Arthur’s 21-year-old grandson, Teddy, has a secret of his own: he’s also gay, and developing serious feelings for his colleague Ben. But Teddy doesn’t feel ready to come out yet – especially when Arthur’s announcement causes shockwaves in the family.

Arthur and Teddy have always been close, and now they must navigate first loves, heartbreak, and finding their place in their community. But can they – and their family – learn to accept who they truly are?

Readers are LOVING Arthur and Teddy!

‘Too often, queer literature is enjoyed only by the LGBT+ community, but this is a novel ready to be loved by the masses.’ ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

‘This book is genuinely a hug in book form.’ ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

‘The multiple relationship threads running through the story come together beautifully at the end and the book is a joy to read from start to finish!’ ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

‘What an absolutely beautiful book! Dealt with sensitive subjects really, really well and brilliantly descriptive characters.’ ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

‘I’d love to have read something like this when I was younger and finding myself.’ ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

Author: Ryan Love
Format: Trade Paperback
Release Date: 13 Apr 2023
Pages: 400
ISBN: 978-0-00-854121-7
Price: £12.99 (Export Price) , £12.99
Born and raised in the island town of Enniskillen in Northern Ireland, Ryan is a NCTJ-qualified journalist. He was the first Showbiz Editor at Digital Spy and has written for publications including the Independent, the Telegraph, Attitude, Radio Times and Yahoo. After moving into music PR, Ryan worked on campaigns for global superstars including Britney Spears, Shakira, Usher, John Legend and OneRepublic. Ryan is passionate about mental health and enjoys speaking and writing about his own experiences. When he isn’t writing, Ryan can be found tweeting, watching – and playing – Countdown or enjoying cuddles with his two golden retrievers. Arthur and Teddy Are Coming Out is his debut novel.

”'The very best of feel-good, heartwarming fiction” - Holly Miller, author of The Sight of You

”'A true joy of a read” - Closer

”'Proving there's no age limit on following your heart and finding love! I'm totally #TeamArthurandTeddy.” - Heidi Swain, Sunday Times bestselling author

‘Readers will be rooting for them in this charming debut novel by Fermanagh writer Ryan Love.’The Irish Times -

”'A warm, uplifting, and emotional read” - Justin Myers, author of The Fake Up

”'Gentle, honest and beautifully authentic” - Julietta Henderson, author of The Funny Thing About Norman Foreman

”'You’ll fall in love with these two” - Bella

”'A joyful, big-hearted story about family, friendship and finding your place in the world” - Freya Sampson, author of The Last Chance Library

”'Funny, warm . . . so, so touching . . . Arthur and Teddy will stay with me for a VERY long time” - Miranda Dickinson, Sunday Timesbestselling author

”'[An] absolute delight of a novel. Life-affirming, warm and so full of love.” - Chloe Timms, author of The Seawomen

”'A sweet coming out story which sensitively portrays the difficulties and the celebrations of coming out and being true to yourself” - Emma Denny, author of One Night in Hartswood