Queenie

Advance Praise For Queenie

'Brilliant, timely, funny, heartbreaking debut' and 'Something special... fresh and honest' • Jojo Moyes

‘Hilarious, compelling, painful, enlightening, honest. I loved it’ • Dolly Alderton

‘Funny and perceptive’ • Malorie Blackman

'I was engrossed and loved Queenie – her humour, her pain, her politics, her friends, her family! It was just such a relief to read something from a matter-of-fact black perspective, such an ordinary, basic pleasure, and it also made me feel annoyed that a book like this hasn't been published already – I mean, come ON!!' • Diana Evans

'This book isn't even out yet and already people are talking about it. I had the good fortune to read it before it was snapped up at auction. It's inspirational to me because it's written by a new and exciting young woman, articulate, brave and, in the new parlance, 'woke'. It's a spicy, clever read about modern love and one woman's journey into independence. Funny, wise and of the moment, this book and this writer are the ones to watch' • Kit de Waal

'Candice gives so generously with her joy, pain and humour, that we cannot help but become fully immersed in the life of Queenie – a beautiful and compelling book' • Afua Hirsh

‘Sharp, relatable and incredibly evocative’ • Jenny Colgan

'Candice Carty-Williams is a fantastic new writer who has written a deliciously funny, characterful, topical and thrilling novel for our times' • Bernardine Evaristo

'Hilarious and off the wall and tender' • Nikesh Shukla

'Queenie rules — I ate up Queenie in one greedy, joyous gulp. What a treat of a book. Lots to enjoy and think about. I loved Queenie and was cheering her on all the way' • Cathy Rentzenbrink

'My favourite novel this year. Queenie is the sort of novel you just can't stop talking about and want everyone you know to read. Snort your tea out funny one moment and utterly heart breaking the next, (and with the best cast of characters you'll read all year), I absolutely loved it. I can't wait to read whatever Candice writes next. If there is anything right in the world, Candice Carty-Williams is going to be a literary superstar' • AJ Pearce

'Queenie has all the things you want in a debut novel - a startlingly fresh voice, characters you fall in love with from the very first page, and a joyous turn of phrase that makes this book almost impossible to put down. In turns hilariously funny and quietly devastating, Queenie is an important, timely story.' • Louise O'Neill

'Queenie is the best mate we all want - funny, sharp and more than a little vulnerable. I loved climbing inside her mind and wish I could have stayed longer. I adored this novel.' • Stacey Halls

'The life and loves of Queenie Jenkins, a vibrant, troubled 25-year-old Jamaican Brit who is not having a very good year …perfectly of the moment' • Kirkus Starred Review, read the full thing here