We are absolutely thrilled that Girl Friends, the latest adult fiction novel by bestselling author Holly Bourne, publishes today in UK paperback (Hodder & Stoughton).

Heart-breaking and laugh out loud funny in equal measures, Girl Friends follows the story of two women, Fern and Jessica, who are best friends during their teenage years. After Jessica crosses a line that Fern can’t forgive her for, they lose touch for a decade before stumbling back into each each other’s lives again. Set between the present day and the past, Girl Friends is both a joyful celebration of female friendship and a razor-sharp look at the damage we can all cause to those we claim to love the most.

During its initial UK publication, Girl Friends was an Editor’s Pick in the Bookseller (September 2022), and was one of Cosmopolitan’s Best New Books (September 2022). Buzz has been building ahead of paperback publication, and Girl Friends has received a flurry of incredible reviews:

‘This book absolutely sparkles with wit and heart. Joyous.‘ – Jane Fallon

‘A fantastic, gripping read – a feminist manifesto driven by fury beneath a great story brilliantly told.’ Lucy Mangan

‘An astute novel.’Woman’s Weekly

‘A laughter filled read which teases out the different angles of female friendship and conflict…razor sharp that lingers long after you finish.’Glamour

We are so thrilled that this deeply moving and important novel will reach the hands of even more readers. Huge congratulations, Holly! If you haven’t done so already, you can get your copy here: