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Ian Greening loves his job at the Department of Work and Pensions. It might not be the best paid job in the world but it gives him lots of scope for fun. He loves his girlfriend, Emma, too.

But when Emma is made redundant, and gets a temping job in Ian’s office, he doesn’t like it at all. Emma only knows Home Ian – and Work Ian is a different kettle of fish. Spending twenty-four hours a day together is too much of a good thing. But how can he tell her that without hurting her?

Ian comes up with a plan to get things back the way they were. But it puts his relationship at risk and forces Ian to decide which really matters most: the job, or Emma.

A sweet, funny novel about love and work.

Reviews

Mike Gayle is brilliantly funny
<i>Daily Mail</i>
Mike Gayle creates real, ordinary people with real ordinary lives who are so real and so believable that you mourn for them from the moment you finish reading.
Lisa Jewell
What I love about Mike Gayle is the way he seamlessly blends humour and sensitivity - his books are always rip-roaringly funny, yet so humane too.
Freya North