This Winter
Alice Oseman, Read by Huw Parmenter and Holly Gibbs

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Narrated By: Huw Parmenter, Holly Gibbs

Duration: 1 hour and 3 minutes

What to expect

A short novella based on the beloved characters from Alice Oseman’s acclaimed debut novel Solitaire and graphic novel series Heartstopper – soon to be a major Netflix series. From the author of the 2021 YA Book Prize winning Loveless.

The festive season isn't always happy for Tori Spring and her brother Charlie. And this year's going to be harder than most.

I used to think that difficult was better than boring, but I know better now…

I’m not going to think about the past few months, about Charlie and me, and all of the sad. I’m going to block it all out Just for today.

"Happy Christmas, " I say.

Genre

Children's / Teenage: Romance, love & relationships stories, Children's / Teenage: Family & home stories

Listen to a sample

Praise for SOLITAIRE:

“The Catcher in the Rye for the digital age” The Times

“The most honest and authentic account of modern teenage life that you’ll read this year… outstanding contemporary fiction with appeal to fans of John Green.” The Bookseller

‘A very authentic, teenage voice’ – Sunday Times

‘Solitaire is an extraordinary novel … [Oseman] has captured her characters’ rage, humour and insecurity with aplomb.’ The Financial Times

‘Oseman proves herself a clever, witty writer’ Publishers Weekly

“Full of wit, cynicism, sarcasm and humour. This book is relatable yet original at the same time.” Goodreads review