Shortlisted for the Costa First Novel Award 2020. Shortlisted for the McKitterick Prize 2021. Runner up for The Paul Torday Memorial Prize 2021. ‘VERY MOVING, A WARM AND COMPASSIONATE NOVEL’ Diana Evans’TENDER, HEARTFELT AND HEART-BREAKING’ Francis SpuffordOptioned for film by Monumental Pictures/Lionsgate. Maddy is sixteen. She has loyal friends, a mother with whom she’s unusually close, a father she’s never met, devoted grandparents, and a crush on a boy named Jack.
Maddy is also dying. Told alternately by Maddy and her mother, Eve, All the Water in the World is a heart-breaking story of a family doing its best when faced with the worst, and a poignant testimony to the transformative power of love. ‘DEEPLY REWARDING AND WHOLLY UNFORGETTABLE’ Bret Anthony Johnston’CAPTIVATING AND WARM AND REAL’ Janet Ellis ‘ASTONISHINGLY MOVING’ Joanna Hershon’A TENDER BRUISE OF A NOVEL’ Mary Paulson-Ellis