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The Flip Side

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Who says you can't leave love up to chance?

Michael Joseph
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James Bailey


Josh is suffering a quarter-life crisis.

He has just broken up with his girlfriend rather spectacularly on New Year’s Eve with a marriage proposal that could not have been taken more badly. He has also lost his job and home, which is rather inevitable when you’re dating your boss’ daughter and living in your boss’ flat.

So, Josh decides to toss a coin for every decision he makes for a year, in an attempt to find himself and love. He hopes that putting his faith in fate will change his fortune.

But will putting the coin in charge guide him to a happy ending, or another dead-end?

A Nick Hornby or David Nichols for a new generation of readers.


‘This is going to be The Flatshare of 2020′
Miranda Dickinson, author of Our Story

The Flip Side was fresh, funny and feel-good read that had me giggling from the start.’
Anna Bell, author of We Just Clicked

‘Bailey’s lovely debut is the very funny tale of the hapless Josh who, after his marriage proposal goes very wrong, decides to make all future decisions by simply flipping a coin.’
Sarah Hughes, i News, ‘75 of the best books for autumn’

‘This is the book you need right now if you’re looking for an uplifting, funny read… you will be laughing out loud. It’s the debut rom-com you’ll want on your list.’
Zoe West, Woman & Home

‘refreshing, funny and heartwarming, we could not get enough of this.’
Heat, ‘The Week’s Best New Books’, November 2020

‘a wonderful feel-good gem of a book’
The Sun

‘Utterly adorable and romantic. I feel uplifted!’
Giovanna Fletcher

‘Charming, funny and very relatable!’
Josie Silver