Quercus has announced that actresses Alison Steadman and Daisy Edgar-Jones will voice the audiobook for Beth O’Leary’s second novel, The Switch.
Alison Steadman, OBE, who is best-known for her roles in "Fat Friends" and "Gavin and Stacey", will read the part of Eileen, a 79-year-old grandmother from Yorkshire.
Daisy Edgar-Jones will read the part of her granddaughter. Jones is an up-and-coming actress who plays the lead role in the TV adaptation of Sally Rooney’s novel Normal People, which will air later this year.
The Switch follows Leena Cotton who is ordered to take a sabbatical from work and she escapes to her grandmother's house for some much needed rest. Her grandmother, Eileen, is newly single, about to turn 80 and looking for love. So Leena offers a swap: her grandmother should go and live in London and look for romance and Leena will look after everything in Yorkshire.
Audio publisher Hannah Cawse said: “Beth’s books are always fun to cast and with The Switch we had two great heroines to find. Alison Steadman is loved by so many for her roles on screen that we knew she’d be the perfect fit for Eileen. And we’re just as excited to have Daisy Edgar-Jones on board to narrate Leena’s chapters. She’s a real talent at the start of a bright career. Both bring their wit and sparkle to the audiobook whilst also pulling at our heartstrings and giving emotional performances that will leave you sobbing.”