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The Things I Should Have Told You

Length: 11 hrs and 51 mins
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Summary

Every family has a story....

But for the Guinness family, a happy ending looks out of reach. Olly and Mae's marriage is crumbling, their teenage daughter Evie is on a mission to self-destruct and their beloved Pops is dying of cancer. Their once strong family unit is slowly falling apart.

But Pops has one final gift to offer his beloved family - a ray of hope to cling to. As his life's journey draws to a close, he sends his family on an adventure across Europe in a camper van, guided by his letters, his wisdom and his love.

Because Pops knows that all his family need is time to be together, to find their love for each other and to find their way back home....

©2017 Carmel Harrington (P)2017 HarperCollins Publishers

Critic reviews

Carmel Harrington...will make you see life in a different way." ( Woman's Way)
"Heartwrenching and heartwarming." ( Evening Herald)
"Guaranteed to brighten your day." ( Novelicious)
"Carmel Harrington has done it again! Brilliantly written...it surpasses all expectations." ( Chicklit Club)
"A wonderfully life-affirming, heart-warming book. Carmel Harrington writes with such honesty, you'd have to be made of stone not to laugh and cry along with the Guinness family on their European journey. I loved it." ( New York Times bestselling author Hazel Gaynor)
"A bittersweet, quietly brilliant novel that will make you cry, laugh and cry all over again." ( Female First)
"Anyone who loved the great Maeve Binchy will adore this gorgeous gem of a book." (Claudia Carroll)

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Amazing

This book has made me laugh, cry and provocoted my senses. I was hooked from the beginning and so sad when it ended. Can't wait to read another of Carmel Harringtons books.

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Lovely story

Although a little hard to get into. It was well worth the effort. A lovely heart warming story of family ups and downs.

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so good I listened twice

loved the different places travelled and the emotional rollercoaster with the family, life affirming story

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Really moving story

I didn’t think I would enjoy this story at the beginning but it is one of the most moving and lovely books I have listened to. It really makes you think about what is important in life and the way the story was shaped was brilliant. I loved it.

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Fantastic

What a brilliant writer.
I loved this book as much as the last one I read 72 Derry Lane also.
Thank you for such awesome and brilliance in your story telling.

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predictable got boring

I was so pleased to download this book of camels after listening to 72 Dury Lane which was absolutely brilliant but as I listened further into the book I became increasingly bored !! this story just didn't do anything for me ...so disappointed.

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  • Mystical Lady
  • 09-11-19

Another great book

This author is amazing. You definitely won't regret buyng it. So worth it along with her other ones 😀😀😀

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  • Kristyn L
  • 14-09-19

almost perfect!

everything about this was great except for the narrator for evie. she was terrible and too slow and old for the role.