Allison Pearson’s debut novel, I Don’t Know How She Does It was an international bestseller which sold over 3.5 million copies worldwide and was translated into 32 languages.
This summer she’s back with a second novel, I Think I Love You; a hilarious and moving story about a young girl who falls hopelessly in love with her teenage idol and, almost a quarter of a century later, with her life in pieces, finally gets to meet him.
Deliciously witty and piercingly melancholy, I Think I Love You asks what happens when the man you thought you loved turns out to be someone else entirely.
We enter the world of two unforgettable teenage characters, Petra and Sharon, living in 1970s South Wales, hopelessly in love with David Cassidy.
The Essential David Cassidy magazine is the girls’ bible but, unbeknownst to Petra and Sharon, David’s personal letters are written by reluctant pop journalist, William Finn. Bill compiles the Ultimate David Cassidy Quiz with a prize to meet Cassidy himself.
Twenty-four years later, Petra, now a music therapist bruised by grief and divorce, finds an old letter informing her she is the winner of the Quiz.
With this discovery, the besotted and uncertain girl she once was speaks across the decades to the wife and mother she is now. Bill, successful in business but not in love, must also confront the past with a confession of his own...
I Don’t Know How She Does It became the definitive social comedy of modern motherhood, ushering in a new wave of upmarket, commercial women’s fiction.
Now, in I Think I Love You a romantic comedy with a broken heart, the Number 1 bestselling author is back with her pitch-perfect ability to observe our lives and relationships.
In this darker, brilliantly structured book, Pearson explores female friendship - from the brutal hierarchy of the teen years to the comfort and support provided by other women in later life. And she examines the fierce, often conflicted bond between mothers and daughters.
Allison Pearson was a devoted David Cassidy fan and is now the mother of a 14-year old girl who is obsessed with Twilight’s Robert Pattinson. In this uncanny, satirical portrait of girlhood infatuation, she asks: what need does Puppy Love fulfil from generation to generation?
Allison Pearson was born in South Wales. An award-winning journalist, she was named Newcomer of the Year at the British Book Awards for her first novel, I Don't Know How She Does It.
Allison has written for many magazines and newspapers including the Independent on Sunday, Observer and the London Evening Standard.
For four years, she was the popular Wednesday columnist of the Daily Mail. Allison is now a staff writer at the Daily Telegraph. She lives in Cambridge with her family.