Here’s Looking At You by Mhairi McFarlane

Here’s Looking At You

By Mhairi McFarlane

  • Release Date: 2013-12-01
  • Genre: Fiction & Literature
Score: 4.5
From 150 Ratings
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The new novel from the bestselling author of You Had Me At Hello.

Anna Alessi – history expert, possessor of a lot of hair and an occasionally filthy mouth – seeks nice man for intelligent conversation and Mills & Boon moments.

Despite the oddballs that keep turning up on her dates, Anna couldn’t be happier. As a 30-something with a job she loves, life has turned out better than she dared dream. However, things weren’t always this way, and her years spent as the ‘Italian Galleon’ of an East London comprehensive are ones she’d rather forget.

So when James Fraser – the architect of Anna’s final humiliation at school – walks back into her life, her world is turned upside down. But James seems a changed man. Polite. Mature. Funny, even. People can change, right? So why does Anna feel like she’s a fool to trust him?

Hilarious and poignant, ‘Here’s Looking At You’ will have you laughing one minute and crying the next. The new must-read novel from #1 bestseller Mhairi McFarlane.


Praise for ‘Here’s Looking At You’:

“An absolute blinder of a read.” The Sun

“A romantic and charming read guaranteed to deliver plenty of laugh-out-loud moments.” OK!

“Mhairi McFarlane’s characters shine with wit and insight.” The Irish Times

“Sparkly writing, laugh out loud funny and a story that'll keep you enthralled. What's not to love?” Jane Fallon

Praise for ‘You Had Me at Hello’:

“Very very witty and funny. Left me in awe…a total gem.” Marian Keyes

“The funniest, most romantic book I've read since One Day.”Lisa Jewell

“I loved this book. It made me laugh and reminded me that anything's possible in love – and in everything else for that matter.” Minnie Driver

“Mhairi is darkly funny and quite, quite rude…’You Had Me at Hello’ is a breath of tart, Northern air.” Sarra Manning

About the author

Mhairi was born in Scotland in 1976 and has been explaining how to pronounce her name ever since.

She is based in Nottingham where she’s a freelance writer and sometime-blogger. She likes drinking wine, eating food and obtaining clothes; all the impressive hobbies. She lives with a man and a cat.


  • Insightful and hilarious

    By Gam3rMC
    Mhairi Mcfarlane is a fantastic author, this is the third book I've read of hers and it's honestly been (as overused as the phrase is) joy to read. She's so insightful I often find myself highlighting sentences every page or so because I relate to what she's saying- she has a real gift for putting things into words. I've read books of a the same genre and theme before but I can honestly say whilst I have enjoyed others as quick reads, Mhairi's make for actually interesting and gripping reading. I can't think of other books that have reviews that say 'laugh out loud' which I have then read and actually laughed out loud. She's so sharp and witty and really knows how to create an interesting storyline. There's always so much more depth to her books that the iBooks blurbs let on and I think it's a brilliant undersell. Such a fantastic writer. I cannot wait for her to publish more!
  • Here's looking at you

    By dance-4-Jesus
    So fantastically brilliant I don't know where to start! I fell in love with the protagonist, she has the perfect mix of strength and vulnerability that makes me all-consumed by a book to the point where I cannot complete any other tasks! Grab a drink and settle in for the duration because I assure you, you won't be able to put it down!
  • Amazing!

    By Ledders
    I'm not one to cry at much but seriously this book got me. Even if you were not bullied at school this book breaks your heart. A fabulous read. Thank you.
  • Laugh out loud!

    By Crystalcamp85
    I read Mhairi's first book; You had me at hello, and loved it, so I was really looking forward to reading the her 2nd book. It's a little slow to start off with, but soon picks up and will have you laughing out loud!
  • Amazing

    By Julies866
    I laughed and I cried at this book. Although it took me a while before I was hooked to it! I do recommend this to anyone as I loved it so much.
  • Fab!

    By Rae Bo
    Loved it, couldn't put it down.
  • Here's looking at you!

    By Joharry
    Fab book, very easy to read and very very funny!
  • Brilliant!

    By poshscouse10
    Loved this book, couldn't put it down! Definitely recommended!
  • Definitely read this...

    By Jfranks2603
    If you loved 'you had me at hello' great easy read even had a little tear near the end.
  • Here's looking at you

    By The piano queen
    Blumming brilliant! Loved it :)))