Do Not Feed the Bear

Author(s): Rachel Elliott

Fiction. | Fiction

A life-affirming novel of love, loss and letting go - for readers of ELEANOR OLIPHANT, THE TROUBLE WITH GOATS AND SHEEP and WHEN GOD WAS A RABBIT

On her forty-seventh birthday, Sydney Smith stands on a rooftop and prepares to jump...

Sydney is a cartoonist and freerunner. Feet constantly twitching, always teetering on the edge of life, she's never come to terms with the event that ripped her family apart when she was ten years old. And so, on a birthday that she doesn't want to celebrate, she returns alone to St Ives to face up to her guilt and grief. It's a trip that turns out to be life-changing - and not only for herself.

DO NOT FEED THE BEAR is a book about lives not yet lived, about the kindness of others and about how, when our worlds stop, we find a way to keep on moving.


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Based around the character of Sydney Smith, a cartoonist, who is about to jump from a rooftop on her birthday, she is forced to return home and confront her worst fears and inner demons. Elliott writes with the most exquisite detail, making her world vivid and easy to picture and so, so easy to go along for the ride - Elisa, Book Grocer

General Fields

  • : 9781472259431
  • : Headline Publishing Group
  • : Headline Book Publishing
  • : July 2019
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Rachel Elliott
  • : Hardback
  • : 1908
  • : English
  • : 823.92
  • : 352