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Death and other Happy Endings

Death and other Happy Endings

There's nothing like being told that in three months you'll be dead to make you think about what you really want in life...Jennifer Cole has just been told that she has a rare and terminal blood disorder.

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ISBN 9781787631380
Barcode 9781787631380
Published 13 June 2019 by Transworld Publishers
Format Hardback
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Author(s) By Cantor, Melanie
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ISBN-13 9781787631380
ISBN-10 1787631389
Stock Available
Status Indent title (internationally sourced), usually ships 4-6 weeks
Publisher Transworld Publishers
Imprint Bantam Press
Publication Date 13 June 2019
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Hardback
Author(s) By Cantor, Melanie
Category Modern Fiction
Romantic Fiction
Number of Pages 320
Dimensions Width: 162mm
Height: 240mm
Spine: 31mm
Weight 521g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
NBS Text General & Literary Fiction
ONIX Text General/trade
Dewey Code 823.92
Catalogue Code 978388

Description of this Book

There's nothing like being told that in three months you'll be dead to make you think about what you really want in life... Jennifer Cole has just been told that she has a rare and terminal blood disorder. She has 90 days to say goodbye to friends and family, and to put her affairs in order. Focusing on the positives (she won't have to go on in a world without Bowie or Maya Angelou; she won't get Alzheimer's or Parkinson's, or teeth that flop out at the mere mention of the word apple), Jennifer realises she only has one real regret to address: the relationships she's lost. So rather than running off to complete a frantic bucket list of exotic experiences in tropical holiday destinations, she chooses to stay put and write a letter each to three people - her overbearing, selfish sister, her jelly-spined, cheating ex-husband, and her charming, unreliable ex-boyfriend - finally telling them the truth. After all, what is the worst that can happen to you when you have nothing left to lose? At first, Jennifer feels cleansed by her catharsis. Liberated, even. Her ex-boyfriend rushes to her side and she even starts to build bridges with her sister Isabelle (that is, once Isabelle's confirmed that Jennifer's condition isn't genetic). But once you start telling the truth, it's hard to stop. And as she'll discover, the truth isn't always as straightforward as it seems.

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Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings

NZ Review Totally wonderful: Funny and heart-warming and insightful about relationships and how people operate. Everybody's going to be reading it this summer. * Melanie Sykes *
UK Review Bertrams Star Rating: 3 stars (out of 5)

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Author's Bio

Melanie Cantor was a celebrity agent and publicist for over thirty years. Her clients included Ulrika Jonsson, Melinda Messenger and Melanie Sykes. In 2004, she hosted a makeover show on Channel 4 called Making Space and in 2017 having just turned 60 she was scouted on Kings Cross station, subsequently appearing as a 'real model' in the most recent Dove campaign. She turned her hand to writing in 2008. Death and other Happy Endings is her first published novel.

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