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Things I Want My Daughters to Know by Elizabeth Noble

Things I Want My Daughters to Know


Things I Want My Daughters to Know by Elizabeth Noble

The heartbreaking classic from the Number One bestselling author. How would you say goodbye to those you love most in the world? Barbara must say a final farewell to her four daughters. But how can she find the words? And how can she leave them when they each have so much growing up to do? There's commitment-phobic Lisa. Brittle, unhappily married Jennifer. Free-spirited traveller Amanda. And teenage Hannah, stumbling her way towards adulthood. Barbara's answer is to write each daughter a letter, finally expressing the hopes, fears, dreams and secrets she couldn't always voice. These words will touch the girls in different - sometimes shocking - ways, unlocking emotions and passions to set them on their own journey of discovery through life. 'Enchantingly clever. I cried, I laughed, I couldn't put it down' Penny Vincenzi 'Honest and beautifully written' Woman & Home 'Irresistible' Glamour


Enchantingly clever. I cried, I laughed, I couldn't put it down -- Penny Vincenzi It would be a hard heart indeed that remained unmoved . . . the tender feelings Noble engenders in her readers are to be cherished * Daily Express * Incredibly thought-provoking and poignant * Sun * Honest and beautifully written * Woman & Home * Her stories strike a genuine chord . . . an irresistible comfort read * Glamour * This powerful tale packs an emotional punch * Closer * An emotional rollercoaster * Now * A journey through emotionally-charged mother-daughter territory . . . it may just kickstart the practice of letter-writing again * Good Housekeeping * Praise for Elizabeth Noble * - * Noble is the mistress of the tearjerking message of love * Express * A wonderfully well-written book, full of emotion * Daily Mail * Deliciously readable * Times * Impossible to finish without tears streaming down your face * Daily Express * Honest and beautifully written * Woman & Home * Witty, affectionate and unashamedly tear-jerking * Red * Witty, pacy and immediately engaging * Glamour * So fluid, the pages turn themselves * Daily Mirror * Tissues are essential. You'll ricochet between delicately watering eyes at the romance of it all and howling sobs at the unbearable tendernes * Heat *

About the Author

Elizabeth Noble

Elizabeth Noble lives in New York and Surrey with her husband and two daughters. Her six previous novels, The Reading Group, The Friendship Test (formerly published as The Tenko Club), Alphabet Weekends, Things I Want My Daughters to Know, The Girl Next Door and The Way We Were, were all Sunday Times bestsellers, with The Reading Group reaching Number One.

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Publication date

28th August 2008


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Penguin Books Ltd


448 pages


Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)



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