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The Time of My Life by Cecelia Ahern
HarperCollins Hardcover  ISBN/ITEM#: 9780007350438
Date: 13 October 2011 List Price £16.99 Amazon US / Amazon UK /

Over the years. this column does throw up the odd surprise in terms of what might be deemed appropriate to our readers, but Cecelia Ahern's new novel might well appeal to our female visitors, those who like a little chick-lit mixed in with their genre.

Ahern, of course, is a massive name - an author whose works have sold in the millions, all over the world. It's unlikely that she'll be the next GOH at Worldcon, but then again, life can be stranger than fiction, no?

The Time of My Life is a hard cover from HarperCollins.

"Lying on Lucy Silchester’s carpet one day when she returns from work is a gold envelope. Inside is an invitation – to a meeting with Life. Her life. It turns out she's been ignoring it and it needs to meet with her face to face.

It sounds peculiar, but Lucy’s read about this in a magazine. Anyway, she can’t make the date: she’s much too busy despising her job, skipping out on her friends friends and avoiding her family.

But Lucy’s life isn’t what it seems. Some of the choices she’s made – and stories she’s told – aren’t what they seem either. From the moment she meets the man who introduces himself as her life, her stubborn half-truths are going to be revealed in all their glory – unless Lucy learns to tell the truth about what really matters to her.

Lucy Silchester has an appointment with her life – and she’s going to have to keep it.

Touching, warm, funny and poignant, Cecelia Ahern's new novel explores what happens when you stop paying attention to your life."

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