UK Giveaway: A Paperback Copy of The People on Platform 5 by Clare Pooley

Having seen fantastic reviews of The People on Platform 5 by Clare Pooley, I was delighted when lovely Katie Roden got in touch to ask if I’d like a couple of copies of the paperback – one for me and one to give away. I’m thrilled to run that giveaway today and you’ll find how to enter further down this blog post. 

The People on Platform 5 will be released in paperback by Penguin on 30th March 2023 and is available for purchase through the links here.

The People on Platform 5

Every day at 8:05, Iona Iverson boards the train to go to work. As a seasoned commuter, she knows there are rules that everyone should follow:

  • you must have a job to go to
  • Don’t consume hot food
  • Always pack for any eventuality
  • You must never speak to strangers on the train

Iona sees the same group of people each day – ones she makes assumptions about, gives nicknames to, but never ever talks to.

But then, one morning, Smart-but-Sexist-Surbiton chokes on a grape right in front of Iona. Suspiciously-Nice-New Malden steps up to help and saves his life, and this one event sparks a chain reaction.

With nothing in common but their commute, an eclectic group of people learn that their assumptions about each other don’t match reality. But when Iona’s life begins to fall apart, will her new friends be there when she needs them most?



A Paperback Copy of The People on Platform 5


Clare Pooley

For your chance to win a paperback copy of The People on Platform 5 click here.

Giveaway ends at UK midnight on Sunday 26th March 2023.

UK only and I’ll need a UK postal address in order to send your prize but I promise not to share or retain it. 

About Clare Pooley

Clare Pooley graduated from Newnham College, Cambridge and spent twenty years in the heady world of advertising before becoming a full-time writer.

Clare’s memoir – The Sober Diaries – has helped thousands of people worldwide to quit drinking.

Clare’s first novel – The Authenticity Project – was a BBC Radio 2 Bookclub pick, a New York Times Bestseller and the winner of the RNA debut novel award. It has been translated into 29 languages. Her second novel is coming Spring 2022.

Clare lives in Fulham, London with her long-suffering husband, three children and two dogs.

For more information about Clare, visit her website, or follow her on Twitter @cpooleywriter and Instagram. You’ll also find Clare on Facebook

18 thoughts on “UK Giveaway: A Paperback Copy of The People on Platform 5 by Clare Pooley

  1. Julie T says:

    This sounds like a very interesting story. I would like to meet Maureen O’Hara on a platform, it would be good to have some feisty company or perhaps it would ruin the assumptions I have made about her…

    Liked by 1 person

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