Pivot (Paperback)

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'A heart-warming, joyous and assured debut novel about friendship that put me in mind of Kay Mellor at her funnies' RICHARD HERRING
'Takes you inside the minds of a brilliant group of characters at very different stages of life. A gripping, witty, very human read' MARK WATSON

Sometimes life throws you a curveball . . .

58-year-old Jackie Douglas is living the comfortable retirement of her dreams - until one afternoon she comes home to find her husband, Steve, packing a bag and all sense of comfort is suddenly lost.

Her best friend Ros, a law firm boss with an appetite for life, laughter and (just the right amount of) wine, leaps in to help Jackie. By her side is their barmaid/friend/wine protégée, Jay, who's moved back into her mum's at nearly 30 after losing her job in London.

In tipsy search of something - anything - new, they wind up the leaders of a ramshackle netball team: The Skids. Facing confusing exes, divorce, betrayals, financial woes and more, Jackie, Ros and Jay are about to discover that finding your team might just be the key to turning things around . . .

'Refreshing, hilarious and really uplifting - I fell in love with Jackie, Ros and the rest of the squad - and everyone else will too' HELLY ACTON, author of The Shelf
'The book we need at the moment - a joyous celebration of female friendship and midlife. And as a netball player, I really did enjoy the attention to comic detail . . . Hilarious' CAROLINE CORCORAN, author of Five Days Missing
'Hugely uplifting, enjoyable fun, I fell in love with the Skids!' DAISY BUCHANAN, author of Careering

About the Author


Laura Lexx is an award-winning comedian, actor and writer who lives in Brighton, with her husband and Jack Russell, Maki.

Laura has had four critically acclaimed solo stand-up shows at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival. Her most recent two, Trying and Knee Jerk, both received multiple 5* reviews and won her Best Performer in the Comedians' Choice Awards two years in a row. She has also appeared widely on TV and radio, from Mock the Week and Live at the Apollo and Hypothetical to Roast Battle and Radio 4 Extra's The Comedy Club.

She published her first book, Klopp Actually, in 2020.

Praise For…


Praise for PIVOT

Praise for PIVOT

WOW! What an inspiring read! Refreshing, hilarious and really uplifting, it has put the biggest bounce in my step. I fell in love with Jackie, Ros and the rest of the squad - and everyone else will too. Such a brilliant story, I love love loved it! HELLY ACTON, author of The Shelf

WOW! What an inspiring read! Refreshing, hilarious and really uplifting, it has put the biggest bounce in my step. I fell in love with Jackie, Ros and the rest of the squad - and everyone else will too. Such a brilliant story, I love love loved it! HELLY ACTON, author of The Shelf

A heart-warming, joyous and assured debut novel about friendship that put me in mind of Kay Mellor at her funniest.—Richard Herring

A heart-warming, joyous and assured debut novel about friendship that put me in mind of Kay Mellor at her funniest.—Richard Herring

You'd expect good jokes, and there are lots of those. But what's surprising and delightful about PIVOT is the warmth and skill with which it takes you inside the minds of a brilliant group of characters at very different stages of life. A gripping, witty, very human read.Mark Watson

You'd expect good jokes, and there are lots of those. But what's surprising and delightful about PIVOT is the warmth and skill with which it takes you inside the minds of a brilliant group of characters at very different stages of life. A gripping, witty, very human read.Mark Watson

The book we need at the moment - a joyous celebration of female friendship and midlife. And as a netball player, I really did enjoy the attention to comic detail - the Wing Attack who runs off mid-chat to grab the ball and the Wing Defence bib always being the last one left. Hilarious.Caroline Corcoran, author of FIVE DAYS MISSING

The book we need at the moment - a joyous celebration of female friendship and midlife. And as a netball player, I really did enjoy the attention to comic detail - the Wing Attack who runs off mid-chat to grab the ball and the Wing Defence bib always being the last one left. Hilarious.Caroline Corcoran, author of FIVE DAYS MISSING

Hugely uplifting, enjoyable fun, I fell in love with the Skids!Daisy Buchanan, author of CAREERING

Hugely uplifting, enjoyable fun, I fell in love with the Skids!Daisy Buchanan, author of CAREERING

Praise for KLOPP ACTUALLY

I'd LOVE to read a whole book of Laura's funny, clever, sweet imagination . . . it made me laugh a huge amount!

Laura is so funny and I can't wait to read this book and I hope it isn't awkward when I *actually* marry Jürgen Klopp

LONGLISTED for the Football Book of the Year 2021

It's rare to find brilliant new talent, rarer still to discover it on Twitter but Laura's thread on Klopp was my highlight of the year. I cannot wait to see what she does in book form. I shall devour it. A great shining comedic talent

I'd LOVE to read a whole book of Laura's funny, clever, sweet imagination . . . it made me laugh a huge amount!

Laura is so funny and I can't wait to read this book and I hope it isn't awkward when I *actually* marry Jürgen Klopp

I am absolute LOVINGKlopp Actually... it was my favourite, favourite birthday present.

I laughed until I cracked a rib—BBC Radio 5 Live

It's rare to find brilliant new talent, rarer still to discover it on Twitter but Laura's thread on Klopp was my highlight of the year. I cannot wait to see what she does in book form. I shall devour it. A great shining comedic talent

I am absolute LOVINGKlopp Actually... it was my favourite, favourite birthday present.

I laughed until I cracked a rib—BBC Radio 5 Live


Product Details
ISBN: 9781529348262
ISBN-10: 1529348269
Publisher: Two Roads
Publication Date: October 17th, 2023
Pages: 304
Language: English