Publication day approaches… and has been brought forward to 26 May 2022. What Time is Love? is available for pre-order now, from your favourite independent bookstore, or this link takes you to a range of online retailers. Final copies are imminent, but we have a cover design!
Waterstones’ own description of it is pretty glorious, too: “A gorgeous love story and sweeping meditation on social change, class, privilege and ambition, Williams’ enchanting debut presents the reader with two lovers who meet afresh as twenty-year-olds at the start of every new decade.”
What Time is Love? has so far sold in 13 different countries, and received some lovely comments from other authors too.
‘A startlingly great debut. Holly’s beautiful prose smoulders, crackles and roars, but it’s the storytelling that really astonishes. Propulsive, immersive, a book you can really live in. This book is masterfully crafted, brilliantly socially observed, but most of all it’s a dazzlingly and painfully resonant exploration of the way women live, and how our freedom must be cherished and protected.’ – Daisy Buchanan
‘What Time is Love? is not only a beautifully told love story but also a fascinating account of the changing social mores of the 20th century. I found it delightful, insightful and immersive.’ – Kate Eberlen
‘A unique and wonderfully crafted debut, What Time Is Love? has it all – nostalgia and romance, captivating characters and stunning prose. It’s a truly tender, thought-provoking exploration of what makes a relationship work – and of how, when it comes to love, timing is sometimes everything. An unforgettable story with writing that sparkles: a gem of a read.’ – Holly Miller
‘Holly Williams has written a stunning, skilful, deftly drawn, cockle-warmer of a novel that somehow sweeps you through half a century while feeling like a leisurely afternoon. Prose so good I couldn’t stop underlining.’ – Lauren Bravo
‘A fiercely original novel on the powerful effect circumstance and timing has on life, on love. A brave and astute write on politics, with feisty and complex protagonists in Albert and Violet, What Time Is Love? skilfully excavates the great questions of our modern age; the battle for equality, the difficulty that is marriage and the inter-generational effects of class on the individual. A wonderful, original and powerful debut by the very talented Holly Williams. She is wild and brilliant.’ – Elaine Feeney