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The Moment by Claire Dyer
  

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Lovers of 25 years ago meet by chance in a station. They spend the day reflecting on their relationship and then there is the return journey to the station. Will they/won’t they? This tension is held throughout a wonderfully sensitive and beautifully written tale that covers the lives of two people in the real time of one day in alternating chapters devoted to each. I won’t tell you what happens just ten hours later, you need to read this yourself.

Synopsis

The Moment by Claire Dyer

Paddington station, nine a.m., rush hour. As the crowds ebb and flow, time suddenly stands still for two people: Fern and Elliott, ex-lovers who parted twenty-five years before and never expected to see each other again. But here they are, face to face, and the connection is as powerful as it was the day they first met. Their lives have moved on - to marriage, children and divorce - yet neither has stopped regretting the day that drove them apart. Fern gives Elliott her number and they tentatively arrange to meet again that evening when both will be travelling back through the station. And, as the day ticks on, and the memories resurface, both Fern and Elliott reflect on the past. As their emotions go round in circles, so does the Paddington clock, counting down the minutes to eight p.m. - and the moment the future is in their hands.

Reviews

'A man, a woman, and a 'what-if' moment that will give you goose bumps. A genuine contender for the crown of this year's One Day'
Louise Candlish, author of The Day You Saved My Life

'Beautifully written, with perfect form and pace. Fern and Elliott's vivid emotional journey will stay with me
Hilary Boyd, author of Thursdays in the Park

About the Author

Claire Dyer is a published, prize-winning poet. She is Chairperson of Reading Writers and gives solo and group poetry readings around the UK. She lives outside Reading.

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Book Info

Publication date

12th September 2013

Author

Claire Dyer

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www.clairedyer.com

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Publisher

Quercus Publishing

Format

Paperback
400 pages

Categories

Romantic Fiction
Family Drama
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Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)
Adult & contemporary romance

ISBN

9781782062837

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