We are very pleased to be giving away two copies of Freya North’s book ‘The Unfinished Business of Eadie Browne’, to our GrownUps members.
All you need to do to enter the draw is be a GrownUps member, make sure you’re signed up to our newsletter and fill in your details near the bottom of the page!
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About The Unfinished Business of Eadie Browne
A beautifully written, life-affirming story of growing up and finding yourself – even when your past won’t let you go. For fans of David Nicholls, Patrick Gale and JoJo Moyes.
Eadie Browne, an odd child with eccentric parents, lives next door to a cemetery in a small Garden City. Bullied at school, she is protected by her two best friends, Celeste and Josh, and her many imaginary friends lying six feet under.
Arriving in Manchester as a student in the late 1980s, Eadie tastes freedom for the first time. In the vibrant gritty Northern city, with her newfound independence, friendships, and the community at her beloved Haçienda nightclub, Eadie is swept along. Until, one night, her past comes hurtling at her and she fears nothing will ever be the same again.
A decade later, as the new Millennium beckons, Eadie is 30, stuck in a job rut while her marriage is quietly crumbling. Travelling back from North to South on ‘the weirdest of days’ for a funeral, Eadie contemplates all that is now and all that was then in this moving love-letter to youth.
Freya North on the inspiration for The Unfinished Business of Eadie Browne
“This was a very, very special novel to write. With Felix, my eldest, going off to Uni I found myself really thinking back to that period in my life. I realized that, for many years, I had simply overlooked remembering those times – and yet I’d forgotten nothing.”
“During the course of writing ‘Eadie’, I reunited with my old Manchester Uni pals when one returned from Australia where he now lives. It was an emotional and yet utterly grounding experience. We had changed and yet we hadn’t changed and all of us remembered with awe and affection the freedom and fear of leaving home for the first time.”
“Life bowls along; we climb and roll and skip and stumble as we go. It’s very cathartic to stand awhile, look back and take stock. I did precisely that while I wrote The Unfinished Business of Eadie Browne.”
About the Author
With a career spanning 27 years, Freya North is one of the UK’s best loved authors of contemporary domestic drama. She has written 15 bestselling novels including her debut Sally (1996), RNA award-winner Pillow Talk (2008) and The Turning Point (2016.) Her critically-acclaimed Sunday Times bestseller Little Wing (2022) was selected for the Richard & Judy Book Club. Freya holds degrees in Art History from the University of Manchester and the Courtauld Institute. She founded and ran the Hertford Children’s Book Festival, has judged the Costa Book Awards and is a patron of the Society of Women Writers and Journalists. She is also an ambassador for Bowel Cancer UK. Freya lives on a small farm in Hertfordshire with her dogs, horses and sheep and enjoys taking ceramics classes, riding her horses and cycling long distances.
Terms and conditions
- You must be a GrownUps member and receive our newsletter to be eligible to win.
- Competition closes on the 7th February 2024, winners will be notified via email by 8th February 2024.
- It is your responsibility to ensure you correctly enter a New Zealand postal address where the prize can be couriered. GrownUps will not take responsibility for prizes sent to incorrect addresses.
- Winners are drawn at random by the GrownUps administration team.
- GrownUps employees and family are not eligible to enter.
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- One entry per household.
- Prize is non transferrable.
- You must reside in New Zealand – the prize will only be posted within New Zealand.
- You must be over 50 years of age to enter, check your details are correct in your membership dashboard.