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The Kicking the Bucket List Audiobook

The Kicking the Bucket List

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Publisher's Summary

Mum always knows best....

The stunning debut for fans of Celia Imrie and Dawn French.

Meet the daughters of Iris Parker. Dee, sensitive and big-hearted; Rose, uptight and controlled; and Fleur, the reckless free spirit.

At the reading of their mother's will, the three estranged women are aghast to discover that their inheritance comes with very tricky strings attached. If they are to inherit her wealth, they must spend a series of weekends together over the course of a year and carry out their mother's bucket list.

But one year doesn't seem like nearly enough time for them to move past the decades-old layers of squabbles and misunderstandings. Can they grow up for once and see that Iris' bucket list was about so much more than money?

©2017 Cathy Hopkins (P)2017 HarperCollins Publishers

What the Critics Say

"Warm, wise and full of heart.... I absolutely loved this book." (Lucy Diamond, author of Summer at Shell Cottage)

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    ShiriBiri 23/07/2017
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    "Anyone with a complex relationship with their siblings will relate"

    Really beautifully narrated, and the story is very compelling. It describes very gently and beautifully a complex relationship between the three sisters in older age, and gently reminds us things aren't always what they seem in life. Truly heartwarming. I thoroughly enjoyed it.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Mama C UK 06/07/2017
    Mama C UK 06/07/2017 Member Since 2015
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    "Interesting, shame about the 'self-helpidness'"
    What did you like most about The Kicking the Bucket List?

    Good story, well narrated and poignant


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    The characters were great and believable...


    Did you have an emotional reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    I found it engaging, but as the story moved on I couldn't help wondering if it might be better on the self-help section. It's attention to detail in the loss and grieving process started to disengage my interest as a novel, but could easily see how it would be helpful to others.


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    Ann D Newcastle, England 24/09/2017
    Ann D Newcastle, England 24/09/2017 Member Since 2014
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    "Intelligent chic lit!"

    I can’t bear standard chic lit, full of one cliche after another. I won’t consider any book with cupcakes or Italian sea shores on the cover. I took a chance on this though after a 5*, but particularly tough going book on domestic abuse. I needed something light before returning to my favourite crime fiction genre. This is a tale of mature women, sisters, forced together after their mother’s death. It was a good read/listen. I could have done without the excessive ‘love interest’, but even that was handled differently to the usual chic lit. All in all, recommended.

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    lucy oxfordshire 26/04/2017
    lucy oxfordshire 26/04/2017 Member Since 2015
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    "Amazing"

    I really enjoyed this book. The story was mesmerising. Funny, poignant and absorbing. I laughed and cried frequently. Extremely impressed and highly recommended. One of those books that has affected me quite deeply and that I won't forget

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    Helen Carolan 17/10/2017
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    "A Good listen"

    Amusing story line and well read. Some great laughs and good characters. Unusual story i read this just after my own Mum had died and found it very poignant.

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    Brenda 14/10/2017
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    "Overall plot predictable, stereotyped characters."

    I found the story grated, largely because the characters involved where described in a totally stereotypical way.

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    "fabulous"

    loved it ! great story ... will search for others by this author now ..

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    michele Charlton 29/06/2017 Member Since 2015
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    loved it, didn't want it to end, it was funny and sad and up lifting

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    Miss R S Jones 27/09/2017
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    "A must, but make sure you have he tissues to hand :)"

    What a wonderful book. Funny, touching and incredibly sad....I've laughed and cried. So sad that's I've finished it. Brilliant :)

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    Emma Howell 20/09/2017
    Emma Howell 20/09/2017 Member Since 2017
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    "Charming, witty and a beautiful journey"

    Thoroughly charming and provocative, in part, story. I felt emotions alongside the three sisters and although quite an obvious story, I enjoyed it hugely.

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