The Plus One

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Publisher: HQ
ISBN: 9780008487096
Number of pages: 416
Dimensions: 12.9 x 2.6 x 19.8 cm
Published: 18 April 2019
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The Plus One

My debut novel, published in 2018. I find it ever so slightly annoying when people refer to their books as their ‘babies’ but here I am being a big old hypocrite because this was my first child. I wrote it while working at Tatler, which is possibly why it’s about a journalist called Polly who works at a posh magazine (Posh People), and is one day sent up north to interview the playboy son of a duke.

He’s called Jasper Montgomery and he’s very dashing but I can’t tell you anything else about the plot without giving you spoilers. I’ve always wanted to write books that make people laugh and this was my first stab at it, so I hope it does just that. Very thrillingly, someone is currently writing a film script of it, so FINGERS CROSSED.


'The Plus One by Sophia Money-Coutts is so funny. And the sex is amazing – makes me feel like a nun! A funny first novel where class and sex are back!’ Jilly Cooper
‘Perfectly jolly chick-lit… A light, fizzy rom-com to kick back with after a bottle of rosé this summer.’ Evening Standard
‘Hilarious and compelling.’ Daily Mail
‘Howlingly funny.’ Sunday Times
'I started reading this book on the 3.48 from Waterloo and by 4.15 I was crying with laughter. Brilliant.' Sarah Morgan
‘Perfect summer reading for fans of Jilly Cooper and Bridget Jones.’ Laura Benjamin, HELLO!
‘Funny, fresh and so brilliantly relatable – I couldn’t put it down. The perfect beach read!’ Natasha Harding, The Sun
‘Light, fizzy and as snort-inducing as a pint of Prosecco.’ Evening Standard Magazine
‘Gloriously cheering… which reminded me of vintage Jilly Cooper novels like Imogen and Harriet.’ Red Magazine