This could be everything


From the author of ‘modern vintage classic’ The Lost Art of Keeping Secrets comes a feel-good nostalgic book-club novel about loss, hope and the powerful bond between sisters.

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From the author of modern classic The Lost Art of Keeping Secrets comes a feel-good novel about hope, love and the powerful bond between sisters. 
It’s 1990. The Happy Mondays are in the charts, a 15-year-old called Kate Moss is on the cover of the Face magazine, and Julia Roberts wears thigh-boots for the poster for a new movie called Pretty Woman. 
February Kingdom is nineteen years old when she is knocked sideways by family tragedy. Then one evening in May she finds an escaped canary in her kitchen and it sparks a glimmer of hope in her. With the help of the bird called Yellow, Feb starts to feel her way out of her own private darkness, just as her aunt embarks on a passionate and all-consuming affair with a married American drama teacher.   
THIS COULD BE EVERYTHING is a coming-of-age story with its roots under the pavements of a pre-Richard Curtis-era Notting Hill that has all but vanished. It’s about what happens when you start looking after something more important than you, and the hope a yellow bird can bring? 

‘Every time I have read one of Eva Rice’s books it has felt like a modern classic. Tender, and acutely observed, the characters of This Could Be Everything have stayed with me. Reading it every night felt like wrapping myself a comfort blanket’ JOJO MOYES

‘You will rejoice as February gradually finds happiness again, consoled by two little canaries, the treadmill of the Top 40, the rare beauties of Nineties London and finally true love. Eva’s latest story HAS everything’ JILLY COOPER

‘I finished it in a breathless emotional gulp. Truly wonderful, incredibly moving…funny, witty, wise and superbly written…The age beautifully evoked’ STEPHEN FRY

‘Exquisite. Enchanting. Quite possibly perfect. The next One Day/Me Before YouVERONICA HENRY

‘The most gorgeous feel-good story about love and grief and how the smallest things can start a journey of healing‘ GEORGINA MOORE, author of The Garnett Girls

‘A beautiful balm of a book full of hope and possibility, This Could Be Everything will break your heart and piece it back together again with wit, warmth and magic. The way Rice weaves together fiction and reality is delicious, with details on every page that will have pop fans, Londoners and 90s nostalgics squealing with delight. Nobody captures the exhilaration of first love and teen fandom quite like her’ LAUREN BRAVO, author of Preloved
‘A reason to be cheerful – this is the book I’ve been waiting my whole life for, a perfect 90s period piece about sisters, it’s glam, gorgeous, a little bit melancholic and a lot charming’ DAISY BUCHANAN
‘I’ve never read such a perfect evocation of the 90s; the music, the fashion, the feel. Nor such a summation of youth and loss and love. This book is wise and tender and dazzling. Rice is just a masterful writer’ LAURA BARTON
‘This moving, hopeful and brilliantly told story inhabits the West London of my youth. I loved it’ BETTY BOO

‘A beautiful, atmospheric, brilliantly observed thing of joy. Eva Rice is a fantastic observer and relayer of the human experience. Absolutely wonderful’ MEL GIEDROYC


Additional information

Weight 0.306 kg
Dimensions 19.8 × 13 × 2.9 cm