Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine - Gail Honeyman

Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine

By Gail Honeyman

  • Release Date: 2017-05-18
  • Genre: Literary
Score: 4.5
From 3,013 Ratings


Over 2.5 million copies sold

‘Funny, touching and unpredictable’ Jojo Moyes

‘Heartwrenching and wonderful’ Nina Stibbe

Winner of Costa First Novel Award, a No.1 Sunday Times bestseller and the Book of the Year

Eleanor Oliphant has learned how to survive – but not how to live

Eleanor Oliphant leads a simple life. She wears the same clothes to work every day, eats the same meal deal for lunch every day and buys the same two bottles of vodka to drink every weekend.

Eleanor Oliphant is happy. Nothing is missing from her carefully timetabled life. Except, sometimes, everything.

One simple act of kindness is about to shatter the walls Eleanor has built around herself. Now she must learn how to navigate the world that everyone else seems to take for granted – while searching for the courage to face the dark corners she’s avoided all her life.

Change can be good. Change can be bad. But surely any change is better than… fine?

‘Moving, funny and devastating’ The Herald

‘Unforgettable, brilliant, funny and life-affirming’ Daily Mail

‘I adored it. Skilled, perceptive, Eleanor's world will feel familiar to you from the very first page. An outstanding debut!’ Joanna Cannon


‘A truly original literary creation: funny, touching and unpredictable. Her journey out of the shadows is expertly woven and absolutely gripping’ Jojo Moyes

‘Unforgettable, brilliant, funny and life-affirming’ Wendy Holden, DAILY MAIL

‘Original [and] unexpectedly funny’ SUNDAY TIMES

‘An outstanding debut about loneliness and the power of a little kindness’ MAIL ON SUNDAY

‘Heartbreaking and heartwarming’ STYLIST

‘Brave, smart and funny… the most refreshing and heartwarming debut I’ve read in some time’ YORKSHIRE POST

‘A narrative full of quiet warmth and deep and unspoken sadness… Wonderful and joyful’ Jenny Colgan, GUARDIAN

‘Moving, funny and devastating’ THE HERALD

‘Heartwrenching and wonderful’ Nina Stibbe

‘Deft, compassionate and moving’ Paula McLain

‘I adored it. Skilled, perceptive, Eleanor's world will feel familiar to you from the very first page. An outstanding debut!’ Joanna Cannon

‘A truly original voice and so good on loneliness: I sobbed and sobbed’ Cathy Rentzenbrink

‘Hugely original, a funny and sad tale of a survivor who tackles the challenges of emotional reconnection with grave courage. Unmissable.’ SUNDAY EXPRESS

‘Quirky, witty and absorbing’ HEAT

‘Warm and funny, moving and deeply original, Eleanor Oliphant is completely marvellous’ Gavin Extence

‘A beautiful and delicate balance between funny and heartbreaking… restores your faith in humanity’ RED

‘You’ll laugh and cry reading this fine debut’ PRIMA

‘Impeccable’ Dawn O’Porter

‘So powerful – I completely loved Eleanor Oliphant’ Fiona Barton

‘Heartbreaking’ Bryony Gordon

‘Delightful, dark and moving’ Sarah Pinborough

‘Warm, quirky and fun, with a real poignancy underneath’ Julie Cohen

‘A stunning debut! I laughed, wept and reflected’ Lucy Clarke

‘As perceptive and wise as it is funny and endearing… Warm, funny and thought-provoking’ OBSERVER

‘An absolute joy, laugh-out-loud funny but deeply moving’ DAILY EXPRESS

‘Satisfyingly quirky’ NEW YORK TIMES


  • Couldn’t put it down

    By Bethahy
    Really likeable characters and really interesting story. I want to read it again!
  • Great easy read

    By Isthisnicknameavailable
    Read this really quickly, great storyline and characters you really relate to. A good holiday book.
  • Oh wow.

    By Yhuj7
    Such inspirational read. Got a lot of priceless take away as well. Beautiful evolution of Miss Oliphant. I almost feel like a part of it.
  • Eleanor is really fine!

    By Sammybabbbyyyy!!!
    A very unusual tale about a girl , her relationship with her mum and other people. I couldn’t put it down
  • Unexpected amazing story

    By Cristina-Bar
    I delayed reading this book, because I was expecting it to be some kind of crappie romance. Imagine my surprise when I saw this wasn’t either crappie, nor a romance. Such an unexpected amazing story, witty written. I’ll definitely read it again soon!
  • Eleanor Oliphant is more than just fine.

    By SonsyP
    Absolutely fantastic read. Deeply moving in places and brilliantly amusing in others.
  • Heartbreaking

    By Blaize71
    A book about loneliness, kindness and bad mothers. I couldn’t put it down.
  • Excellent

    By beth8671
    Love I’ve loved this book. Let the story of Eleanor unfold and allow her to forever be in your heart.
  • Amazing

    By Faymc
    Just brilliant. Worth a read. Feel sad it’s over!
  • Brilliant

    By tracymcconnell
    Despite its subject matter, I heard myself laugh out loud and in the next minute cry. Reminiscent of Girl on the Train, a fantastic first novel.