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Laura Ziepe

  • Original Title: 'TIS THE SEASON TO BE SINGLE
  • Publication date: November 2018
  • Publisher: HQ
  • Country: GB
  • 275 print pages
  • Comedy/Romantic Comedy


  • Epoch: Contemporary
  • Time Period: 21st century
  • Location setting: United Kingdom
  • Themes: PEOPLE facing life, Reinventing oneself, SOCIAL CHRONICLES, Friendship, LOVE / HATE, Amorous urge, FAMILY, Couple, Separation, Resilience, PEOPLE facing the extraordinary, Rivalry


Over the holidays, three friends impose a ban on all men, in an attempt to improve their love lives.


Translation rights sold: France

Film rights sold to EveryWhere Studios/US.

While it gets into familiar territory, the author has created three female characters that are likable and relatable: aach woman had an issue that most people have come across in their own experiences.

Laura Ziepe is a British writer. She is the author of ESSEX GIRLS (2013) and MADE IN ESSEX (2014).


Christmas is approaching, and three friends with unsatisfactory love lives decide to swear off men until the New Year. Rachel expected her boyfriend to propose, but instead he dumps her and she discovers he was cheating. Grace is fed up with her lazy, unappreciative husband. Amber’s best friend Jack is getting married to someone else, but she wishes he loved her. They don’t manage to keep their promise to ban all men, but they do manage to improve their love lives over the holiday season.

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