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The Central Line

Paperback / ISBN-13: 9780349428710

Price: £9.99

ON SALE: 8th September 2022

Genre: Fiction & Related Items / Romance / Adult & Contemporary Romance

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Perfect for fans of One Day in December and Notting Hill, this is an unforgettable love story about sliding doors and chance encounters by the Richard & Judy Book Club bestselling author.

‘I raced through this sweet, emotionally satisfying rom-com’ Good Housekeeping

‘I was enamoured with this story’ Prima


What if you’ve already crossed paths with the love of your life?

Cora and Jacob live in London’s vast metropolis; he at one end of the Central Line, she at the other.

Their paths have crossed a thousand times without them knowing.

When a chance encounter on the underground brings them together, it seems they’re destined to fall in love.

But although they live in the same city, their worlds are miles apart.

Jacob’s life is uncluttered, while Cora’s is full of complications. And as events begin to divide them, they start to wonder:

Are they meant to be together, or were they never meant to meet?

Readers are falling in love with Saskia Sarginson’s novels . . .

‘With echoes of David Nicholls’s One Day, this romance has just the right mix of heart-melting moments and heart-rending near missesGood Housekeeping

‘Intensely romantic’ Sunday Mirror

‘A wonderful, heart-tugging romance’ Prima

A raw, emotional book about love in all its guises’ Sun

‘A gorgeous story of what-ifs and maybes’ Miranda Dickinson

‘Heartbreaking’ Bella

‘Timeless and moving’ Holly Miller

So much more than a love story’ Lisa Ballantyne

Have tissues to hand’ Best

Touching, deftly written’ Ella Allbright


I was enamoured with this story
Intensely romantic
Sunday Mirror
A story of love, longings, secrets and forgiveness. The Central Line takes us on an urban journey filled with hope and possibilities
Nadia Marks
I raced through this sweet, emotionally satisfying rom-com
Good Housekeeping
One of the most lyrical, magical, romantic love stories I've read for a long time . . . I defy anyone to read this without a lump in their throat and a tear in their eye. Truly a wonderfully romantic read
Annabel & Grace magazine
A wonderful, heart-tugging romance
A touching, deftly written story about chance encounters, mothers and daughters, love and loss, identity... and finding our place in the world.
Ella Allbright
A raw, emotional book about love in all its guises
A wonderful story of love, family and second chances. Full of heart, humour and will-they-won't-they? moments. A gem - I loved it
Eleni Kyriacou
A gorgeous story of what-ifs and maybes, The Central Line is fresh, modern and utterly relatable. Saskia Sarginson writes with wisdom, humour and pin-sharp insight into human nature and the power of hope. An achingly wonderful love letter to seizing the day, this is the love story you will remember from 2022
Miranda Dickinson, the Sunday Times bestselling author
So much more than a love story, this engrossing novel about guilt, trust and the secrets we keep will stay with me for a long time
Lisa Ballantyne
A warm and cosy read, with characters you can't help but root for and feel for. A gorgeous blend of family dynamics and dizzying new romances, it's truly transportive.
Beth Reekles, bestselling author of The Kissing Booth
[A] heart-wrenching romance of near misses
Sunday Post
An unforgettable story about once-in-a-lifetime love. A heartfelt and emotional depiction of two people thrown together by destiny then torn apart by circumstance. Powerful, timeless and moving - I loved it
Holly Miller
With echoes of David Nicholls's One Day, this romance has just the right mix of heart-melting moments and heart-rending near misses
Good Housekeeping
A gorgeous read. I loved the beautifully relatable characters and the raw emotion. A really unforgettable, pull-at-the-heartstrings story!
Jo Lovett
A poignant story
Woman's Weekly
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