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A Hundred Pieces of Me by Lucy Dillon
  

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Winner of the Contemporary Romantic Novel of the Year 2015.

Gina is getting divorced after thirteen years of marriage. Moving from their house into a small flat she is overwhelmed with baggage so decides to keep just one hundred objects from her life. All pieces have to have special meaning and memories. And so we get those memories running alongside her present life and therefore build a solid picture of our heroine, a girl who has undergone trauma and heartache. She deserves something better and by the time happiness creeps up on her she has learnt to live for the day. This is a tale of hope and joy. The author has grown up from her previous work.

If you like Lucy Dillon you might also like to read books by Rowan Coleman, Fiona Gibson and Trisha Ashley.

Synopsis

A Hundred Pieces of Me by Lucy Dillon

As heart wrenching and life-affirming as One Day or Me Before You, A Hundred Pieces of Me is a story about what it means to finally live life to the full. Letters from the only man she's ever loved. A keepsake of the father she never knew. Or just a beautiful glass vase that catches the light, even on a grey day. If you had the chance to make a fresh start, what would you keep from your old life? What would you give away? Gina Bellamy is starting again, after a difficult few years she'd rather forget. But the belongings she's treasured for so long just don't seem to fit who she is now. So Gina makes a resolution. She'll keep just a hundred special items - the rest can go. But that means coming to terms with her past and learning to embrace the future, whatever it might bring ...

Reviews

'Such a brilliant book. So satisfying and clever and deeply moving. I'll be passing it on to all my friends.' - Sophie Kinsella

'This vibrant and uplifting novel has not only entertained me hugely, but made me change the way I look at life.' - Katie Fforde

'Simply wonderful... a real just one more chapter before bed novel.' - Milly Johnson

'A HUNDRED PIECES OF ME is a warm, heart-breakingly brilliant novel that will make you re-evaluate your ideas of love and life along with the main character, Gina. Tissues essential. Ali Harris I can think of few lovelier me moments than the joy of being curled up with a truly magical novel like this one.' - Fiona Walker

About the Author

Lucy Dillon

Lucy Dillon won the Romantic Novelists' Association Novel of the Year Award in 2010 for Lost Dogs and Lonely Hearts, and is the bestselling author of four other novels: The Ballroom Class, Walking Back to Happiness, The Secret of Happy Ever After and A Hundred Pieces of Me. Lucy was born in Cumbria in 1974. She now divides her time between London and the Wye Valley where she enjoys walking in the Malvern Hills with her basset hounds, Violet and Bonham.

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Publication date

27th February 2014

Author

Lucy Dillon

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Publisher

Hodder Paperback an imprint of Hodder & Stoughton General Division

Format

Paperback
544 pages

Categories

Family Drama
Relationship Stories
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Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)

ISBN

9781444727074

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