The People on Platform 5

£9.99

Nobody ever talks to strangers on the train. It’s a rule. But what would happen if they did? Every day at 8:05, Iona Iverson boards the train to go to work. Every day, she sees the same people and makes assumptions about them, even giving them nicknames. But they never speak. Obviously. Then, one morning, Smart-but-Sexist Surbiton chokes on a grape right in front of Iona. Probably-a-Psychopath-New-Malden steps up to help and saves his life, and this one event sparks a chain reaction. With nothing in common but their commute, an eclectic group of people learn that their assumptions about each other don’t match reality. But when Iona’s life begins to fall apart, will her new friends be there when she needs them most?

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Every day at 8:05, Iona Iverson boards the train to go to work. As a seasoned commuter, she knows there are rules that everyone should follow:

· You must have a job to go to
· Don’t consume hot food
· Always pack for any eventuality
· You must never speak to strangers on the train

Iona sees the same group of people each day – ones she makes assumptions about, gives nicknames to, but never ever talks to.

But then, one morning, Smart-but-Sexist-Surbiton chokes on a grape right in front of Iona. Suspiciously-Nice-New Malden steps up to help and saves his life, and this one event sparks a chain reaction.

With nothing in common but their commute, an eclectic group of people learn that their assumptions about each other don’t match reality. But when Iona’s life begins to fall apart, will her new friends be there when she needs them most?
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‘Utterly gorgeous. A proper good pick-me-up of a book’ RUTH JONES

Warm, funny and moving‘ ROSIE WALSH

Full of original characters and wisdom‘ KATIE FFORDE

Sunny, funny and full of heart‘ NITA PROSE

Feel-good fiction at its best‘ SOPHIE COUSENS

Gloriously entertaining and completely addictive‘ HAZEL PRIOR

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Weight 0.283 kg
Dimensions 19.8 × 12.7 × 2.5 cm
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