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Gwen and Art Are Not in Love

‘An outrageously entertaining take on the fake dating trope’

Lex Croucher author

Format:Paperback

Publisher:Bloomsbury Publishing PLC

Published:11th May '23

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Gwen and Art Are Not in Love is the witty, romantic, queer medieval YA comedy drama you'll fall head over heels for

'Exactly what I needed right now – a delightful, heartwarming, hilarious historical romp, overflowing with queer panic and terrible jokes. I loved it' - ALICE OSEMAN, bestselling author of HEARTSTOPPER 'Fun and genuinely funny, with lovely friendships and first-rate dialogue. Gwen and Art may not be in love, but I fell for both of them' - RAINBOW ROWELL, #New York Times bestselling author of the SIMON SNOW trilogy * Winner of the Books Are My Bag Readers' Award for Young Adult Fiction ** Shortlisted for the Café Nero Children's Fiction Award ** Nominated for the YA Book Prize * * Instant New York Times Bestseller* --_ Gwen, the quick-witted Princess of England, and Arthur, future lord and general gadabout, have been betrothed since birth. Unfortunately, the only thing they can agree on is that they hate each other. When Gwen catches Art kissing a boy and Art discovers where Gwen hides her diary (complete with racy entries about Bridget Leclair, the kingdom's only female knight), they become reluctant allies. By pretending to fall for each other, their mutual protection will be assured. But how long can they keep up the ruse? With Gwen growing closer to Bridget, and Art becoming unaccountably fond of Gabriel, Gwen's infuriatingly serious, bookish brother, the path to true love is looking far from straight … --_ 'A total rollicking delight … Lex Croucher is one of my favourite romcom authors, and they should be yours too' - CASEY MCQUISTON, #1 New York Times bestselling author of I KISSED SHARA WHEELER and RED, WHITE & ROYAL BLUE'Congrats to Gwen and Arthur on their permanent acquisition of my ENTIRE heart. Suffice it to say that I loved this book to a degree that’s slightly ridiculous' - BECKY ALBERTALLI, bestselling author of SIMON VS. THE HOMOSAPIENS AGENDA

GWEN AND ART is exactly what I need right now – a delightful, heartwarming, hilarious historical romp, overflowing with queer panic and terrible jokes. I loved it. * ALICE OSEMAN, bestselling author of HEARTSTOPPER *
Fun and genuinely funny, with lovely friendships and first-rate dialogue. Gwen and Art may not be in love, but I fell for both of them. * RAINBOW ROWELL, #New York Times bestselling author of the SIMON SNOW trilogy *
A total rollicking delight.Gwen & Art gave me the same cheeky, swoony, giddy, irresistible high of the first time I saw A Knight’s Tale. Lex Croucher is one of my favourite romcom authors, and they should be yours too. * CASEY MCQUISTON, #1 New York Times bestselling author of I KISSED SHARA WHEELER and RED, WHITE AND ROYAL BLUE *
Congrats to Gwen and Arthur on their permanent acquisition of my ENTIRE heart. Suffice it to say that I loved this book to a degree that’s slightly ridiculous * BECKY ALBERTALLI, bestselling author of SIMON VS. THE HOMOSAPIENS AGENDA *
An utter delight. Croucher conjures a fresh new Camelot, full of jousts, hijinks and exuberantly queer characters that will make you swoon. This is the gay Camelot I always wanted! * C S PACAT *
This book does a flirty tango with the Arthurian legends while also sticking a KICK ME sign on their back: it contains enough sword fights and banter to keep the pages flying, but it's also a sharp and compassionate look at the terrifying wonder of being a queer young person coming to terms with yourself. GWEN AND ART ARE NOT IN LOVE is a work of hilarious and heart-mending genius. I read it in a joyous rush and I can't wait to buy it for literally everyone I know. * FREYA MARSKE *
Finally… A historical rom-com that’s queer as hell. And fun! This medieval story has everything: sword-fighting, sharp wit and ridiculous shenanigans to warm the heart. * Gay Times *
Swoonworthy, hilarious and full of witty repartee, this gorgeous historical romance will sweep readers off their feet * The Bookseller Teen & YA Editor's Choice *
A queer medieval romp with contemporary sensibilities [...] Smart dialogue drives this outrageously entertaining take on the fake dating trope * Observer *
Lex Croucher’s debut YA novel is categorically not a Camelot retelling. Instead it spins a fun Knight’s Tale-esque medieval story that’s part romantic romp, part subversive comedy, and all kinds of brilliant.” * 12 must-read YA books for summer 2023, Culture Fly *
A queer Knight’s Tale (that should persuade you already) this rom-com has a glittering cast of adorable characters, cheeky world-building and more witty repartee than you can shake a sword at * LoveReading *
Lex Croucher’s debut young adult novel is crowned a huge success, and much credit needs to be given the writing style. It will have the reader laughing out loud one minute, and in tears the next. * Children's Books Ireland *
A racy, funny romp of a rom-com * The Times *

ISBN: 9781526651792

Dimensions: unknown

Weight: unknown

432 pages