Lily and the Octopus

Lily and the Octopus

‘Intelligently written, finely observed and surprisingly moving, this is a book you’ll find hard to put down’ GRAEME SIMSION, author of The Rosie Project

Companions come in all shapes and sizes.
Companionship lasts forever.
Ted and Lily -
Enjoy long walks.
Watch films together.
Have been known to share a pizza.
Love each other fiercely.
Have been inseparable for 12 years.
But there is one more twist to come in this tail …
A charming, heartfelt and unforgettable novel about life, love and long walks, perfect for fans of Marley and Me and The Art of Racing in the Rain.

'An utterly charming novel' Red
‘Singular, spectacular, and touchingly tentacular’ Chris Cleave
'Hilarious. Heartbreaking. Weeping buckets. You'll love it' Patrick Ness
'Lily and the Octopus is the dog book you must read this summer ...  Reading this heart-wrenching but ultimately breathtaking novel was a very profound experience … As Lily might say, ‘YOU! MUST! READ! THIS! BOOK!' Washington Post
'Will steal your heart' Daily Mail
'Peppered with laughter and heart-tugging moments' Sun
  • Simon & Schuster UK | 
  • 320 pages | 
  • ISBN 9781471154379 | 
  • October 2017
List Price £8.99 (price may vary by retailer)


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About the Author

Steven Rowley
Malina Saval

Steven Rowley

Steven Rowley has worked as a freelance writer, newspaper columnist, and screenwriter. Originally from Portland, Maine, he is a graduate of Emerson College. He currently resides in Los Angeles with his boyfriend and their dog. Lily and the Octopus is his first novel. Follow him on social media @MrStevenRowley.