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This Could be Everything

‘Exquisite. Enchanting. Quite possibly perfect. The next One Day/Me Before You’ VERONICA HENRY

About The Book

The perfect, feel-good, comforting read to cosy up with as the nights draw in. Escape to 1990, Notting Hill, first love, and hope. ‘Exquisite. Enchanting. Quite possibly perfect. The next One Day/Me Before You’ VERONICA HENRY

'Every time I have read one of Eva Rice’s books it has felt like a modern classic. Tender, and acutely observed, the characters of This Could Be Everything have stayed with me. Reading it every night felt like wrapping myself a comfort blanket' JOJO MOYES

‘The most gorgeous feel-good story about love and grief and how the smallest things can start a journey of healing.’ GEORGINA MOORE, author of The Garnett Girls


'I finished it in a breathless emotional gulp. Truly wonderful, incredibly moving...funny, witty, wise and superbly written...The age beautifully evoked' STEPHEN FRY

'You will rejoice as February gradually finds happiness again, consoled by two little canaries, the treadmill of the Top 40, the rare beauties of Nineties London and finally true love. Eva’s latest story HAS everything' JILLY COOPER

It’s 1990. The Happy Mondays are in the charts, a 15-year-old called Kate Moss is on the cover of the Face magazine, and Julia Roberts wears thigh-boots for the poster for a new movie called Pretty Woman.

February Kingdom is nineteen years old when she is knocked sideways by family tragedy. Then one evening in May she finds an escaped canary in her kitchen and it sparks a glimmer of hope in her. With the help of the bird called Yellow, Feb starts to feel her way out of her own private darkness, just as her aunt embarks on a passionate and all-consuming affair with a married American drama teacher.

THIS COULD BE EVERYTHING is a coming-of-age story with its roots under the pavements of a pre-Richard Curtis-era Notting Hill that has all but vanished. It’s about what happens when you start looking after something more important than you, and the hope a yellow bird can bring…

Praise for This Could Be Everything:

'A beautiful, atmospheric, brilliantly observed thing of joy. Eva Rice is a fantastic observer and relayer of the human experience. Absolutely wonderful' Mel Giedroyc

'A beautiful balm of a book full of hope and possibility, This Could Be Everything will break your heart and piece it back together again with wit, warmth and magic. The way Rice weaves together fiction and reality is delicious, with details on every page that will have pop fans, Londoners and 90s nostalgics squealing with delight. Nobody captures the exhilaration of first love and teen fandom quite like her' Lauren Bravo

‘A reason to be cheerful - THIS COULD BE EVERYTHING is the book I've been waiting my whole life for, a perfect 90s period piece about sisters, it's glam, gorgeous, a little bit melancholic and a lot charming’ Daisy Buchanan

‘This moving, hopeful and brilliantly told story inhabits the West London of my youth. I loved it’ Betty Boo

‘A gorgeous story about first love and hope’ Red

‘A moving novel about sisterhood, grief and first love’ Good Housekeeping

'The story of loss, love - and ultimately hope - is beautifully told. You won't be able to put it down' Heat

About The Author

Naomi Hood

Eva Rice has written 5 novels and is the author of the Sunday Times bestseller The Lost Art of Keeping Secrets- a post-war coming-of-age story that was runner-up in the 2006 Richard and Judy Book of the Year. A 10th anniversary edition of the novel was published in 2015 with a foreword by Miranda Hart. The Lost Art Of Keeping Secrets is currently being developed by Fudge Park (creators of The Inbetweeners) and Moonage Pictures (Pursuit of Love) as a major new TV series. Eva has toured with bands since her early twenties. She has written the music and lyrics for Harriet a musical based on an early Jilly Cooper novel due to open in 2023. She has a geek-like fascination with pop music, and her party trick is recalling chart positions.Follow her on twitter @EvaRiceAuthor

Product Details

  • Publisher: Simon & Schuster UK (December 7, 2023)
  • Length: 432 pages
  • ISBN13: 9781398510197

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Raves and Reviews

‘a gorgeous story about first love and hope’

– Red

‘a moving novel about sisterhood, grief and first love’

– Good Housekeeping

'a celebration of hope'

– Woman’s Own

'The story of loss, love - and ultimately hope - is beautifully told. You won't be able to put it down'

– Heat

‘A reason to be cheerful coming in Feb - THIS COULD BE EVERYTHING by Eva Rice - it's the book I've been waiting my whole life for, a perfect 90s period piece about sisters, it's glam, gorgeous, a little bit melancholic and a lot charming’

– Daisy Buchanan, author of INSATIABLE

‘Exquisite. Enchanting. Quite possibly perfect. The next ONE DAY / ME BEFORE YOU’

– Veronica Henry

‘A beautiful balm of a book full of hope and possibility, THIS COULD BE EVERYTHING will break your heart and piece it back together again with wit, warmth and magic’

– Lauren Bravo

‘The most gorgeous feel-good story about love and grief and how the smallest things can start a journey of healing. I loved it’

– Georgina Moore, author of THE GARNETT GIRLS

‘I’ve never read such a perfect evocation of the 90s; the music, the fashion, the feel. Nor such a summation of youth and loss and love. This book is wise and tender and dazzling. Rice is just a masterful writer’

– Laura Barton, GUARDIAN

‘This moving, hopeful and brilliantly told story inhabits the West London of my youth. I loved it’

– Betty Boo

'A beautiful, atmospheric, brilliantly observed thing of joy. Eva Rice is a fantastic observer and relayer of the human experience. Absolutely wonderful'

– Mel Giedroyc

'Reading it every night felt like wrapping myself in a comfort blanket'

– Jojo Moyes

'You will rejoice as February gradually finds happiness again, consoled by two little canaries, the treadmill of the Top 40, the rare beauties of Nineties London and finally true love. Eva’s latest story HAS everything''

– Jilly Cooper

'I finished it in a breathless emotional gulp. Truly wonderful, incredibly moving. . .funny, witty, wise and superbly written. . . The age beautifully evoked'

– Stephen Fry

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