Book Review

People Person: A breezy second novel filled with wit, charm and darkness

Queenie author Candice Carty-Williams scores again with a sharp, sparkling tale of half-sibling solidarity

Candice Carty-Williams: People Person is filled with characters that jump off the page. Picture: Amit Lennon

In 2019, Candice Carty-Williams released her debut novel, Queenie, and her titular character was swiftly hailed as the “black Bridget Jones”. Sharp and witty, the book is a refreshing take on black British womanhood, with Queenie, a south London magazine journalist, stumbling through poor choices – mostly when it comes to men.

People Person, Carty-Williams’s charming second novel, is “dedicated to all the single mums. Especially the ones who try their best to raise their ...