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Space Hopper

'Charming and powerful' –Marjan Kamali

About The Book

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'Nostalgic’ The Independent
Heart-warming’ Platinum
‘Uplifting’ Cosmopolitan
‘Beautiful’ Stylist
‘Quirky’ Best

If you could go back in time to find answers to the past, would you?

For Faye, the answer is yes. There is nothing she wouldn’t do to find out what really happened when she lost her mother as a child. She is happy with her life – she has a loving husband, two young daughters and supportive friends, even a job that she enjoys. But questions about the past keep haunting her, until one day she finally gets the chance she’s been waiting for.

But how far is she willing to go to find answers?

Space Hopper is an original and poignant story about mothers, memories and moments that shape life.

Praise for Space Hopper
‘I really enjoyed Space Hopper. It’s such an unusual, intriguing novel.’ Marian Keyes

‘Brilliantly exploring themes of grief, love and loss, Space Hopper will draw you in and keep you hooked right up until the last page.’ Heat, Book of the Week

‘It’s hard to believe that this is a debut, it’s so confidently written. This is a story that will sing to all’ Woman’s Way

‘This is a magical, moving story about past and present, grief and healing, choices and yearning.’ Platinum

‘Filled with nostalgic references, this heartfelt book is a lesson on living in the here and now’ My Weekly

‘Love, childhood, motherhood; whether you can or should fix the past, it’s all in this amazing book' Daily Mail

About The Author

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Helen Fisher spent her early life in America but grew up mainly in Suffolk, where she now lives with her two children. She studied psychology at Westminster University and ergonomics at UCL, and worked as a senior evaluator in research at RNIB. She is the author of Space Hopper and Joe Nuthin's Guide to Life. Follow her on instagram @helenfisher_author

Product Details

  • Publisher: Simon & Schuster UK (February 4, 2021)
  • Length: 400 pages
  • ISBN13: 9781471188688

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Raves and Reviews

‘I really enjoyed Space Hopper. It’s such an unusual, intriguing novel’
Marian Keyes

‘A magical story of love, loss and the ways that grief changes us forever . . . This is a brave and powerful novel that asks big questions about time, memory and whether those we love ever truly leave us’
Margo Rabb

‘A lovely, deeply moving story of loss and love and memory made real. The sort of book that makes you feel the tenderness of joy restored, and the tearing pain of a choice between the two halves of your heart’
Diana Gabaldon

‘This story will bounce joyfully through your heart, leaving you with a fresh belief in second chances’
Anstey Harris

‘Tender, mesmerising and original, Space Hopper is a beautifully observed debut told with warmth and luminosity. I devoured it in two sittings’
Lucy Clarke

‘Charming and powerful . . . captures the longing we all share to see once again those we have lost and to transcend time and space to answer the questions we wish we’d asked’
Marjan Kamali

‘A nostalgic, time-travelling romp’
Independent

‘Uplifting’
Cosmopolitan

‘A quirky book full of wisdom’
Woman & Home

‘Unprecedented times call for unprecedented novels . . . sounds odd but it works because of Fisher’s beautifully clear writing and the radiant sincerity of the heroine . . . Love, childhood, motherhood; whether you can or should fix the past, it’s all in this amazing book’
Daily Mail

‘A quirky, nostalgic tale’
Daily Express

‘Prepare to be entranced . . . Brilliantly exploring themes of grief, love and loss, and peppered with cultural references that will delight anyone who grew up in the 1970s, Space Hopper will draw you in and keep you hooked right up until the last page’
Heat

‘Conjuring up Rowan Coleman’s The Summer of Impossible Things and The Time Traveler’s Wife by Audrey Niffenegger, Space Hopper is the story of Faye who has a happy and loved life but lost her mother as a young girl. Then she stumbles across a way to travel back through to time to 1977, where she meets both her mother and her younger self. It sounds bonkers but it’s beautiful and explores grief, acceptance and love – providing much-needed solace right now’
Stylist

‘This is a magical, moving story about past and present, grief and healing, choices and yearning. A heart-warming, touching novel’
Platinum

‘It’s hard to believe that this is a debut, it’s so confidently written. This is a story that will sing to all’
Woman’s Way

‘A quirky story, full of love and laughter’
Best

‘Filled with nostalgic references, this heartfelt book is a lesson on living in the here and now’
My Weekly

‘Quirky, magical and wise. A wistful reflection on the love between a mother and daughter’
Woman

‘An unputdownable debut from a writer to watch’
Bustle

‘Incredibly moving, bittersweet and perceptive . . . a profound book that makes you think, makes you feel and makes you grateful for the family and friends you have around you’
Culturefly

‘A touching exploration of mother/daughter relationships, it’s an enthralling story of venturing into the past . . . nostalgic, original and slightly crazy’
NB magazine

‘A warm, witty, wholehearted glimpse inside a parallel universe. Genuine and touching . . . a delight’
Booklist

‘Enchanting . . . Fisher’s achingly authentic characters leap off the page and capture readers’ hearts. This addictive, emotionally heavy page-turner marks a delightful spin on the time travel genre’
Publishers Weekly

‘A magical combination of tenderness and grief starring an unforgettable protagonist . . . Fisher writes gorgeous, lyrical prose, and every scene is infused with magic and heart . . . riveting, surprising and deeply touching’
Bookreporter

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