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Something I’m Not

Ever wondered whether you’ve made the right choices in life?

When Amber’s best friend Dylan announces that he and his boyfriend plan to adopt, Amber is forced to confront her earlier decision not to have children. As the wider group of thirty-something friends meet to put on a musical, Amber comes to learn she’s not the only one wondering whether we can ever have the life of our dreams.



“Something I’m Not constitutes a complex odyssey that is ambitious in scope, carefully structured and highly accessible…”

Sunday Telegraph

“Deft and penetrating…”

Jeremy Vine, BBC Radio 2

“Amber is a strong and sympathetic heroine, and her friends are well-rounded individuals and recognisable contemporary types. Beresford’s deft plotting and warm and witty writing make this an assured debut.”

Daily Mail

“Sharply written, posing questions women are afraid to ask.”

Woman & Home

“Something I’m Not is shrewdly characterised and written with verve.”

Literary Review

“Beresford’s prose is, by turns, solemn and satirical…”

New Statesman

“A skilfully woven story.”

Indra Sinha, Booker short-listed author of Animal’s People

“This tale of one woman’s missing maternal urges provides a welcome antidote to the glut of babbling baby books.”

“Beresford has raised the bar… and addresses one of the most universal subjects with a heartbreaking tenderness and clarity.”

Image magazine (Book of the month)

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