Isy Suttie writes her first novel

Jane Is Trying out this summer

Isy Suttie is to release her first novel in July.

Jane Is Trying revolves around a ‘bright, funny and very anxious’ woman in her late thirties, living with her parents in the countryside.

There she is working part-time in an eccentric local bookshop after leaving a successful career in London following  traumatic breakup with a boyfriend, prompted by their struggles to conceive and his infidelity.  

Jane Is Trying sleeve showing a sketch of a woman upside downThe blurb from publishers Weidenfeld & Nicolson explains: ‘With an increasing load on her plate, friends and family who think if she only listens to them she’ll have a perfect life, and a brain that questions every decision she’s ever made, can Jane conquer her demons and step forward on her own?’

Suttie, best known for playing Dobby in Peep Show, released her memoir, The Actual One, in 2016, which revolved around ‘the confusing wilderness of your late twenties’.

Lettice Franklin, editorial director at Weidenfeld & Nicolson, described the new novel as ‘a joy from start to finish’.

Click here to order it ahead of its July 22 release date.

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Published: 27 Jan 2021

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