Philippa Smith is in her forties and has a beautiful newborn baby girl. She also has no husband, and nowhere to turn. So she turns to the only place she knows: the beginning.
Philippa discovers a celebration of life, love, and the Golden era of television. A reflection of everyday people, in not so everyday situations.Retracing her life, she confronts the daily obstacles that shaped her very existence. From the tragic events of her childhood abandonment, to the astonishing accomplishments of those close to her, Philippa learns of the sacrifices others chose to make, and the outcome of buried secrets.
Lauren Parsons, commissioning editor for Legend Press, said ‘We are hugely excited about the re-release of this beautiful novel. Originally published in 2011 after winning the Luke Bitmead Bursary, Sophie’s debut immediately demonstrated extraordinary writing with characters that are relatable, believable and engaging. A born storyteller, Sophie has this incredible ability of drawing the reader in from the first word. As we publish Sophie’s fourth novel, Betsey and Lillibet, in 2018, I couldn’t be more thrilled to send The Generation Game back into the world with some exclusive additional material. I’m jealous of anyone who is yet to read it.’
Sophie Duffy is the author of The Generation Game (2011), The Holey Life (2012), Bright Stars (2015) and Betsy And Lillibet (2018). Her work has won the Yeovil Literary Prize and the Luke Bitmead Bursary, and has been nominated for the Guardian Not the Booker and the Harry Bowling Prize. She is a writer and creative writing tutor and mentor for CreativeWritingMatters, as well as an administrator for the Exeter Novel Prize and other literary competitions.