27th April 2023 | Bloomsbury Publishing | Hardback | £14.99
EBook | £10.49 | Audio | £23.99
‘What a wonderful book! … Hotel 21 is a sharp, funny, poignant and completely heart-warming story about female friendship and kick-ass women. I truly loved it!’
Ruth Hogan, author of The Keeper of Lost Things
‘Noelle is my new hero, she quietly but firmly stole my heart’
Ericka Waller, author of Dog Days
*Optioned by MGM as a TV series in a major deal*
Noelle is an efficient, friendly hotel cleaner. She impresses managers. She avoids conflict.
And she steals from the guests…
Noelle is a model employee. Or so she’d have you think. The trouble is that she can’t help taking a little ‘souvenir’ as she cleans the hotels where she works. Nothing of value, just tokens of happy, normal lives: a lipstick, a hair clip, some tweezers. And by the time the guest has noticed, she’s long gone.
As she starts at her 21st hotel, she’s determined to beat her record of one month in a five star hotel before suspicion falls on her. But when she meets her new colleagues, her plans are complicated. These women aren’t just hands pushing carts down lonely hotel corridors: they are women with lives full of happiness and worry, pain and joy. The kind of lives Noelle has never known how to live. They make her wonder what it might be like to have real friends, people to stick around for…
Will the women at Hotel 21 give her the courage to claim the life she deserves?
A sharp, warm-hearted tale for fans of Convenience Store Woman and Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine.
Senta Rich began her career as an advertising copywriter. During this time she also wrote radio plays and articles for magazines. As soon as she could she left advertising and moved into the world of film and TV. She currently writes for TV shows in Ireland and the UK, including drama and animation. Her work has featured on RTE, BBC, CBEEBIES, Amazon Prime and other international and European networks. She also has a feature film in development. Hotel 21 is her first novel.
Senta has a BA (Hons) in Philosophy from Liverpool University. She has a strong background and interest in psychology with particular emphasis on Jungian psychology. She is originally from London but now lives in Dublin with her husband and son.