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Rachel’s relationship with her mother, Eleanor, has always been far from perfect. Eleanor is a renowned artist born from the swinging '60s, and Rachel has forever lived in the shadow of her success. 

When Rachel is left by her fiancé on the morning of their wedding she has no choice but to move back into her family home and spend an unbearably hot summer with a mother she feels distant from - in the presence of many painful memories. 

It will take another turn of events before Rachel realises that sometimes the past holds exactly the comfort we need. And that behind the words left unsaid are untold stories that have the power to define us. 

Imbued with warmth and full of characters who will steal your heart, The Things We Left Unsaid is a radiant novel in which past and present collide with life-affirming consequences.

©2019 Emma Kennedy (P)2019 Penguin Audio

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 "A beautiful novel.... So tender and thoughtful. I loved it." (Marian Keyes)

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Love Love Loved this book .....

.....almost as much as I love Emma Kennedy! My favourite audiobook of all time is 'The tent, the bucket and me' which I have listened to on numerous occasions over the years so I was a bit wary of listening to a novel by Emma but I loved it! I loved the characters and Emma's ability to voice the different characters with such individuality and dry wit makes listening to her such a joy, its a bitter sweet story with a happily satisfying conclusion and I can't wait for Emma's next book because I feel a bit lost now that I've finished it, amazing audiobook, can't recommend it enough.

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A great book

Emma Kennedy's narration made it for me. By the end of the book I really felt like I knew the characters and I missed them when it came to an end. There were times when I laughed out loud and others when I cried. A thoroughly enjoyable book that I would definitely recommend.

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blooming wonderful!!!! Please write another!

I have loved all your audio books, excellent reading voice acting =) thank you Emma!

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Fabulous book

You know the feeling when you don’t want a book to end. Well that is how I felt about this. What am I going to listen to now..?

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a great read..

likeable characters and an intriguing storyline.The book is well read and keeps the interest of the reader throughout

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wonderful story, beautifully narrated.

Loved this book, I didn't want it to end. The story and the characters were completely engaging. Funny and sad at the same time.

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Fantastic! Loved it!

I laughed so much listening to this and cried too. Beautifully written characters and a heartwarming story.

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So touching

Emma Kennedy writes such beautiful books, full of humanity and love. I'm a real fan.

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Steady read about family grief

I enjoyed listening to this book, but it isn’t one I will re-listen to. The characters are somewhat ‘boring’, I couldn’t place a connection that’s described between an enigmatic Jake and a very ‘normal’ Eleanor, it didn’t seem to be a two way relationship at all and this made it a lot less realistic. The grief described is beautiful, but it didn’t make me cry (unusual for me!) which I’m putting down to the lack of connection I had with the characters. However, the pace is brilliant, and I did enjoy it and was wanting to finish it just to find out what happens.

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Oh Em, this was lovely.

Thanks for writing and telling this story. It was a tonic during lockdown. Thoroughly enjoyed. Listened while baking - my therapy! It’s a joy.