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Summary

The stunning and magical new novel from the Number One bestselling author

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.

©2011 HarperCollins (P)2011 Cecelia Ahern

Critic reviews

"A sweet, life-affirming tale" ( Marie Claire)
"'There is magic and charm galore in this beautifully told tale' Glamour." ( Glamour)
"A magical, absorbing tale." ( Closer)

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  • CLAIRE
  • Stockport, United Kingdom
  • 13-12-14

Love Love Love it.

Another great story from Cecilea Ahern. She writes easy to follow stories without complicated plots. This is one of my favourite books so far.
Love the way the main character has to answer to her life!
Something we should all have to do, and hopefully with the same funny outcome.
Well worth a listen if you are a fan of her books.

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Lovely quirky story

I enjoyed this book and it was easy to get in to. The characters were well presented. The main character is very likeable, struggling to appear confident and happy by weaving a web of innocent lies to hide the fact that she was not, which in turn confuses both family and friends. Whilst she tries to come to terms with the end of a love affair, keep a job, maintain her friendships and pretend all is fine, in walks "Her Life" who helps her to face things and move forward. Lovely quirky story. Recommended.

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  • Lynne
  • Fleet, United Kingdom
  • 27-04-13

An unsure read

I did listen to the whole story, mostly out of curiosity because I had no idea what the book was about or where it was going. It was funny & narrated well but I think I must have missed the point. I thought that epilogue was the most enlightening part of the book, sorry.

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Terrible narration

I love Cecilias books but the voice of this narrator is flat and irritating so I couldn't get past the first five minutes. Such a pity.

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Disappointing

I just couldn't get to grips with this book at all. I stuck it out for nearly half of it but found my mind was wondering. Which means its not gripping enough. Lots of characters dipping in and out. And I started to not make head nor tail of the story which just goes on and on over the same stuff. And the audio voice got a bit winey. I was disappointed.

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Another one

Took a bit of time to get into but well worth it. Another great story. Thanks

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Really took ages to get into and story poor

I’ve listened to a lot of books and I Really did not enjoy this one, I nearly gave up half way through, I just could not see the point of the story.
It takes ages to be into and labours terribly.
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Lovely story, narration leaves a lot to be desired

l almost deleted this book several times because of frustrating narration. Glad I didn't though.

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Extraordinary! Must read!

Excellent story, many twists and turn. Made me laugh or cry all throughout. Would recommend to anyone that wants a good book!

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Fabulous

Absolutely loved this book, uplifting, light hearted, amusing, great characters, lovely yet important message conveyed that alot of people can relate to on some level. Well wriiten and great recording... recommend it :-)

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  • K. Stadler
  • 04-06-18

Amazing

I listen to audiobooks while I’m at the gym, and I might have freaked out some people with my goofy grin with this book! I loved it, at times I wanted to cry, scream in frustration or laugh at Lucy’s antics!