While I’m Still Single

While I’m Still Single

By Frances Gallimore

How can Charlotte still be single? She’s got no idea. Why do guys just dump her? It’s probably because she’s hard of hearing. Who would want to go out with a deafie, after all? It seems that these guys are only out for gorgeous women who actually want to listen to their silly jokes. Charlotte can barely understand them. Or maybe she just falls for the wrong men?

One thing is for sure: Charlotte is done with her love life in Holland. She packs her bags and leaves for London. Together with her gay best friend Adam and two free-spirited single ladies, Charlotte learns how to live life as a happy singleton and, soon enough, is back in the dating game.

The London dating scene turns out to be just as disposable as the Dutch one and seems to give her nothing but hassle: a charming hipster with relationship anxiety, a police officer who suddenly goes missing, a wild pilot with too much personal baggage, and some strong competition on Tinder… NEXT! She spends all of her money and loses what little remains of her self-esteem.

And just like that, Charlotte meets a happy, genuine and playful man who might be just what see needs. Nothing stands between her and love anymore, right?

2023 © Frances Gallimore
First published in Dutch (Zolang ik nog vrijgezel ben) 2022
Translated by Frances Gallimore
Editor: Stuart McNaughton
Final editor: Nik Ferrero
Cover and design: Haags Bureau | Boekenmakers
Cover photo: Thies Bening
ISBN 978-90-833684-0-5

While I’m Still Single takes us on a multilayered journey. There’s a lighter side, with steamy dates, wild nights and cold shoulders, as well as poignant meetings and recollections. Woven throughout is a serious exploration of the difficulties of disability and psychoanalysis. Together they make While I’m Still Single more than just a holiday read; Chicklit with a heart, a brain, and a soul.”

Nik Ferrero | writer and editor

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