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Nicci Gerrard - Author

About the Author

Internationally bestselling authors Nicci Gerard and Sean French, writing as Nicci French, have sold more than eight million copies of their books worldwide.

Featured books by Nicci Gerrard

The Twilight Hour

The Twilight Hour

Author: Nicci Gerrard Format: Paperback Release Date: 23/10/2014

Secrets and memories collide in The Twilight Hour, the new novel from bestselling author Nicci Gerrard. 'Be with me now, at the twilight hour. When the light fails.' 'I'm here.' 'Tell me.' 'What shall I tell you?' 'Tell me about us, when we were young. What was it like? What was I like then?' Eleanor Lee has lived a fiercely independent existence for over ninety years, but now it's time to tidy her life away - books, photographs, paintings, letters - a lifetime of possessions all neatly boxed up for the last time. But amongst them there are some things that must be kept hidden. And, nearing blindness, Eleanor needs help to uncover them before her children and grandchildren do. Peter, a young man with a broken heart who feels as lost as Eleanor's past, is employed to help with this task. And together they uncover traces of another life - words and photographs telling a story of forbidden love, betrayal, passion, grief and self-sacrifice, which Eleanor must visit one last time. By speaking her memories out loud, and releasing the secrets of her past, Eleanor can finally lay them to rest. To honour them at last, and protect those who must never know.

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Other books by Nicci Gerrard

What Dementia Teaches Us About Love

What Dementia Teaches Us About Love

Author: Nicci Gerrard Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 05/03/2020

'Immensely powerful . . . her investigation of this terrible illness is sensitive and compelling' Sunday Times After her own father's death from dementia, the writer and campaigner Nicci Gerrard set out to explore the illness that now touches millions of us, yet which we still struggle to speak about. What does dementia mean, for those who live with it, and those who care for them? This truthful, humane book is an attempt to understand. It is filled with stories, both moving and optimistic: from those living with dementia to those planning the end of life, from the scientists unlocking the mysteries of the brain to the therapists using art and music to enrich the lives of sufferers, from the campaigners battling for greater compassion in care to the families trying to make sense of this 'incomprehensible de-creation of the self'.

What Dementia Teaches Us About Love

What Dementia Teaches Us About Love

Author: Nicci Gerrard Format: Hardback Release Date: 04/04/2019

'Essential reading about love, life and care' Kate Mosse 'Nobody has written on dementia as well as Nicci Gerrard in this new book' Andrew Marr 'Dementia is all around us, in our families and in our genes; perhaps in our own futures. If it's not you or me, it's someone we love.' After her own father's death from dementia, the writer and campaigner Nicci Gerrard set out to explore the illness that now touches millions of us, yet which we still struggle to speak about. What does dementia mean, for those who live with it, and those who care for them? This truthful, humane book is an attempt to understand. It is filled with stories, both moving and optimistic: from those living with dementia to those planning the end of life, from the scientists unlocking the mysteries of the brain to the therapists using art and music to enrich the lives of sufferers, from the campaigners battling for greater compassion in care to the families trying to make sense of this 'incomprehensible de-creation of the self'. It explores memory, language, identity, ageing and the notion of what it truly means to care. And it asks, how do we begin to value those who become old, invisible, forgotten? What do we owe them, and each other as humans? What, in the end, really matters?

In der Stunde der Dammerung

In der Stunde der Dammerung

Author: Nicci Gerrard Format: eBook Release Date: 09/11/2015

Eleanor hat ihre Unabhangigkeit weit uber den 90. Geburtstag hinaus mit Lowenmut verteidigt, doch dann brennt die fast blinde alte Dame beinahe ihr Haus ab. Sie beschliet, sich dem Wunsch der Familie zu beugen und ihr geliebtes Cottage am Ende der Welt aufzugeben. Aber zwischen all den Buchern und Papieren ihrer Bibliothek steckt etwas, das niemand zu Gesicht bekommen darf - am allerwenigsten ihre Kinder. Um es zu finden, heuert sie Peter an, einen jungen Mann mit gebrochenem Herzen, dem ein paar Wochen in der Einsamkeit gerade recht kommen. Die alte Dame und der schuchterne Peter werden Freunde. Peter ahnt, dass Eleanor ein Geheimnis hat, vor dem sie ihre Familie unbedingt beschutzen will. Aber wenn sie selbst Frieden finden soll, muss sie ihre Geschichte wenigstens einmal erzahlen ...

Days Of Wine And Roses

Days Of Wine And Roses

Author: Nicci Gerrard, Tracy Chevalier, Val McDermid, Salley Vickers Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 27/04/2015

A dazzling anthology of short stories by some of our most popular and well-loved writers to raise money for Breast Cancer Care: Diana Appleyard, Charlotte Bingham, Elizabeth Buchan, Mavis Cheek, Tracy Chevalier, Amanda Craig, Edwina Currie, Helen Dunmore, Barbara Erskine, Nicci Gerrard, Maeve Haran, Wendy Holden, Angela Lambert, David Lodge, Val McDermid, Hilary Mantel, Edna O'Brien, Imogen Parker, Sandi Toksvig, Barbara Toner, Joanna Trollope, Lynne Truss, Salley Vickers. It also includes three stories from the winners of the Woman & Home Short Story Competition and a foreword by Jerry Hall. At least a GBP1 from every book sold will go to Breast Cancer Care: www.breastcancercare.org.uk

Missing Persons

Missing Persons

Author: Nicci Gerrard Format: Audio disc Release Date: 01/01/2015

Allein aus Freundschaft

Allein aus Freundschaft

Author: Nicci Gerrard Format: eBook Release Date: 12/11/2014

Gaby wunschte, sie wurde noch einmal am Anfang stehen, konnte alles noch einmal tun, es dann richtig, vollkommen richtig machen... Aber gibt es ein Leben ohne den Irrtum? Ohne Fehltritte, ohne Verrat? "e;Pures Leben. Einfhlsam. Ermutigend"e; Madame ber "e;Als er fr immer ging"e;"e;Ein wunderbares Familienportrt - Gefhlvoll, aber ohne jeden Kitsch"e; Freundin ber "e;Als wir Tchter waren"e;

Als er fur immer ging

Als er fur immer ging

Author: Nicci Gerrard Format: eBook Release Date: 12/11/2014

"e;Es gibt eine andere."e; Plotzlich ist Irene eine verlassene, alleinerziehende Ehefrau, die am Betrug ihres Mannes zu zerbrechen droht. Verstrt taumelt sie durch ihren Alltag - bis sie sich an die strahlende Irene erinnert, die die Nchte durchtanzte und 'Ja' sagte zum Leben, und das Kribbeln im Bauch wiederentdeckt. "e;Pures Leben. Sensibel: Nicci Gerrards Roman ber Trennung und Neuanfang"e; Madame

The Twilight Hour

The Twilight Hour

Author: Nicci Gerrard Format: Audio disc Release Date: 01/11/2014

The Twilight Hour

The Twilight Hour

Author: Nicci Gerrard Format: Paperback Release Date: 23/10/2014

Secrets and memories collide in The Twilight Hour, the new novel from bestselling author Nicci Gerrard. 'Be with me now, at the twilight hour. When the light fails.' 'I'm here.' 'Tell me.' 'What shall I tell you?' 'Tell me about us, when we were young. What was it like? What was I like then?' Eleanor Lee has lived a fiercely independent existence for over ninety years, but now it's time to tidy her life away - books, photographs, paintings, letters - a lifetime of possessions all neatly boxed up for the last time. But amongst them there are some things that must be kept hidden. And, nearing blindness, Eleanor needs help to uncover them before her children and grandchildren do. Peter, a young man with a broken heart who feels as lost as Eleanor's past, is employed to help with this task. And together they uncover traces of another life - words and photographs telling a story of forbidden love, betrayal, passion, grief and self-sacrifice, which Eleanor must visit one last time. By speaking her memories out loud, and releasing the secrets of her past, Eleanor can finally lay them to rest. To honour them at last, and protect those who must never know.

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The Twilight Hour

The Twilight Hour

Author: Nicci Gerrard Format: CD-Audio Release Date: 15/09/2014

Missing Persons

Missing Persons

Author: Nicci Gerrard Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 24/05/2012

When Jonny went missing everything changed. His mother's heart is full of terror and sadness instead of joy. His father's study overflows with newspaper cuttings and profiles on missing people instead of the academic texts that were there before. His sister, once carefree, now carries the weight of the world on her shoulders. His bedroom at home remains untouched and ready for his return. A place is set for him at the table on Christmas day each year. His birthday is always celebrated; his unopened gifts gather dust. The hands on the clock continue to turn and yet Jonny hasn't returned. Where is he?

The Winter House

The Winter House

Author: Nicci Gerrard Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 03/12/2009

The moving, life-affirming and poignant story of friendship, love and loss, for fans of Victoria Hislop and Joanna Trollope. One phone call can change everything . . . Marnie's life is turned upside down when a sudden phone call summons her back to the Scottish Highlands, and to the past she has tried to escape. Ralph, Marnie and Oliver were once so close, but it's been years since they were all together. But now Ralph is ill, and so they all meet again to spend the precious days that he has left with each other. And as they reminisce, Marnie is taken back to the summer years ago when everything changed between them and heartbreak and desire broke up their group. Will Ralph have the chance to say what needs to be said before it's too late? And can they put the devastating events of twenty years ago to rest and rekindle the intimacy they once shared? ____________ 'This book made me feel so many emotions!' 5***** Reader Review 'Such fabulous writing kept me reading eagerly to the end and even shedding a few tears' 5***** Reader Review 'I absolutely loved this story and didn't want it to end' 5***** Reader Review

The Moment You Were Gone

The Moment You Were Gone

Author: Nicci Gerrard Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 02/08/2007

Gaby and Connor seem to have a loving marriage - one that is built on knowing every last intricate detail about one another, or so Gaby has always believed. When their son Ethan sets off for university, discovering for the first time, the raw and uncontrollable intensity of falling in love, Gaby and Connor will be alone again - a chance to rediscover their relationship, just the two of them. But there is one person missing from Gaby's life. One person who she cannot forgot - Nancy, her best friend since childhood. As teenagers they shared their deepest secrets, fears and dreams for the future. As adults they discovered love - Gaby with Connor and Nancy with Gaby's adored brother, Stefan. The foursome became inseparable. Then one day, Nancy upped and left. Now, almost twenty years later, with Ethan away from home, Gaby finds herself idly watching television when a sharp stab of recognition hits her - the face she recognizes on the screen belongs to Nancy. Suddenly, the friend she thought she'd lost for good is within her reach. But does Nancy want to be found? The search for her long lost friend forces Gaby not only to revisit her past, but could also shatter the course of her future . . .

Solace

Solace

Author: Nicci Gerrard Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 31/03/2005

Irene has a husband, Adrian, three small children and - though she doesn't know it - a marriage that is going wrong. When she discovers that Adrian is having an affair, the family is blown apart. Solace is a story of contrasts. While Adrian finds new love and excitement, Irene spirals into exhaustion, self-destruction and a kind of madness. With their marriage in shreds and Adrian whisking their daughters on a trip of a lifetime ti Australia with his new lover, Irene finally reaches rock bottom. She decides to leave the unbearable silence of her home for a trip by herself to visit her brother Jem in France. And as Irene soon realises, being along can mean discovering freedom, elation and even in the darkest of times, finding your solace.

Soham A Story of Our Times

Soham A Story of Our Times

Author: Nicci Gerrard Format: Hardback Release Date: 22/07/2004

One damp evening in August, two little girls went missing. For two weeks, the entire country was transfixed by their disappearance, and a shrine grew in the village where they lived. Then their naked bodies were found in a nettlefilled ditch and the caretaker of the local school was charged with their murder, his girlfriend with conspiracy. Sixteen months later, after a trial filled with unbearable detail, Ian Huntley was found guilty of murder; Maxine Carr of perverting the course of justice. The case was a detective story and a sinister fairy tale rolled into one, a narrative of loss, horror and collective mourning, a myth which seemed to tell us something about the way we live now, and the fears we all hold. Nicci Gerrard, who sat through the entire trial, asks what we can learn from Soham, why we care so much, and whether our intense empathy actually shuts us off from other less dramatic events.

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