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Rush Green-born actress debuts her ‘funny’ break-up book

PUBLISHED: 15:00 16 April 2017

Author Sherill Turner with her online book

Author Sherill Turner with her online book

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A budding actress, director and author says she wants readers to see the funny side of going through a break-up when reading her debut book.

Rush Green-born Sherill Turner, 35, is delighted to have released Him Downstairs, a romantic comedy which tells the story of what happens after a 33-year-old social worker splits up with her boyfriend, who happens to live in the flat below her.

Sherill said: “I wanted to write something about a tricky break-up rather than the whole stage of couples getting together because it has been done time and time again.

“The end of a relationship is never easy and I wanted to make the book relatable to those who have been through or are going through splitting up with their other half.”

Him Downstairs follows the story of Lucy Jenkins, who starts dating Tom, a recently separated father-of-two, who moves into the flat below hers.

Set in Hornchurch, the couple fall madly in love but it is not meant to be as they grow apart and eventually break up.

It does not end there though as they continue living on top of each other, hearing everything the other one does in their home.

Sherill said: “It’s a really awkward situation and makes it hard to get over him when Lucy can even hear him peeing!

“It’s a funny situation though that I’m sure loads of people have gone through.

“There are bigger hurdles when you’re older and trying to find love, because people have bills to pay, have been married before and could have kids so it was a lot of fun to write.”

Despite moving to New York a few years ago, Sherill still regularly comes home to see her friends and family.

She said: “People always say write what you know and even though I’m living in America now, I can’t help but write about where I actually come from!”

Sherill’s book is available on Amazon.

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