Divorced Not Dead

By Harper Ford

‘Hugely relatable!’ Heat

Fans of Ruth Jones, Marian Keyes and Caroline James will love Divorced Not Dead, a no-holds-barred, heartfelt and laugh-out-loud hilarious romcom about being fifty, but absolutely not yet dead yet!


We’re going to need a bigger drink…

Meet Frankie: fifty, divorced and getting back on the horse.

After leaving Twatface – her husband of twenty years – she’s starting again from scratch. And when her son also flees the nest for university, Frankie decides it’s time to throw herself back into the dating game with a vengeance.

On best friend Bel’s recommendation, Frankie signs up to two dating apps: one for love, another for casual hook-ups (because why the f**k not?!).

However, as she navigates this new frontier of catfishing, kittenfishing, ghosts, GILFs and everything in between, she realises the whole dating thing has changed quite a bit – and it really is a bloody jungle out there…

Will Frankie find love on the apps? Or the perfect shag?

Or – if there’s any justice in the world – both?


’Honest, unfiltered, hilarious. Your cheeks will hurt from laughing so much!’ Louise Pentland

‘A blast!’ Daily Mail

’Defiantly funny – we need more books like this!’ Georgie Hall

‘Sex education was never like this the first time around!’ Julie Ma

‘Personal, funny, relatable and motivational!’ Shazia Mirza

‘A no-holds-barred, honest romcom.’ Platinum

‘Hugely relatable!’ Heat

‘An unfiltered, hilarious book… highly recommend!’ Best

‘Funny, frank and loving… Enjoy!’ Lesley Sharp

‘Whipsmart, feminist and sex-positive…I defy anyone to read this without loudly cackling’ Kitty Wilson

‘Sweary, sassy and sensational, this is a book that surprises as well as entertains!’ Linda’s Book Bag


Readers LOVE Divorced Not Dead!

‘Absolutely raced through this irreverently funny, clever and thoughtful book. A whip smart novel with a clever heroine!’ ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

Better than Sex and the City! I loved it and you will too!’ ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

Made me laugh more than any book I have ever read!’ ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

‘A heartwarming and relatable romance novel that celebrates second chances’ ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

‘A fabulous, funny five-star read for me!’ ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

‘It felt like I was listening to my best friend telling me tales of her dating experience.’ ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

‘Ford has perfectly captured the online dating world – warts and all!’ ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

‘It’s so empowering!’ ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

‘The storyline is excellent!’ ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

‘Definitely a book to read before you sign up for any dating apps!’ ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

Format: Paperback
Release Date: 27 Feb 2024
Pages: 384
ISBN: 978-0-00-865130-5
Harper Ford is an author, much of the time. She started out as a writer of historical novels, then found out she was funny during lockdown so decided to write contemporary romcoms too. She’s also a Fellow of the Royal Literary Fund, based at the University of Lincoln.Divorced Not Dead is her debut in the women’s fiction space.

Sneak peek of Divorced Not Dead: -

“I’d have been content to stay with my dementor-ex until doomsday because I thought that’s what middle age was all about. Being somewhere between vaguely and violently unhappy. Making do; putting up; sticking it out. Staying for the sake of the kids. Sleepwalking through midlife in a general malaise. But, somewhere along the way, I woke up. -

”There’s that bit in When Harry Met Sally where Harry says, 'When you realise you want to spend the rest of your life with somebody, you want the rest of your life to start as soon as possible.” - Well, that’s how I felt the day I left the marital home and moved into the flat above my shop. Except that the somebody I want to spend the rest of my life with is me. She’s been missing for a while, you see. Me, that is. Frances Brumby. More commonly known as Frankie. And I just found her again…'

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”'This book is like a (very big) glass of wine with a friend - honest, unfiltered, hilarious. Your cheeks will hurt from laughing so much!” - Louise Pentland, author of Time After Time

‘Brilliantly observed, hilariously documented, a celebration of life at fifty…Personal, funny, relatable and motivational.’ -

Shazia Mirza, award-winning stand-up comedian and writer -

‘It's a blast - defiantly funny. We need more books like this!’ -

Georgie Hall, author of Woman of a Certain Rage -

‘Entertaining and enlightening …Sex education was never like this the first time around!’ -

Julie Ma, author of Happy Families -

‘Whipsmart, feminist and sex-positive…I defy anyone to read this without cackling!’ -

Kitty Wilson, author of The Love Experiment -

'A funny, frank and loving book. Enjoy!' Award-winning actress Lesley Sharp -

‘Hugely relatable…you will cheer on Frankie as she navigates a minefield of single men!’ -

Heat -

‘A useful handbook for anyone back on the dating scene!’ -

Platinum -