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Guest Editor for October - Cecelia Ahern Guest Editor - Cecelia Ahern

In this special section devoted to our Guest Editor of the Month Cecelia Ahern discover more about her novels and find out first-hand from her the books that have left an indelible mark on her mind and inspired or influenced her writing.


Guest Editor's Featured Books

The Year I Met You by Cecelia Ahern
Reader Reviewed The Year I Met You
Cecelia Ahern
One of our Books of the Year 2014. Very different from her previous books for there is no supernatural or spiritual element. Just a thoroughly good story of family dynamics, relationships, handicaps in families and it affects all. It’s pensive,...
Format: Hardback - Released: 09/10/2014
Love Rosie (Where Rainbows End) by Cecelia Ahern
Love Rosie (Where Rainbows End)
Cecelia Ahern
The original book was called Where Rainbows End. It covers some 45 years of emails, letters, text and instant messages between Rosie in Ireland and her childhood best friend, Alex in America. You laugh, you cry, you long for...
Format: Paperback - Released: 09/10/2014
How to Fall in Love by Cecelia Ahern
Reader Reviewed How to Fall in Love
Cecelia Ahern
Christine, very conscientiously, runs an employment agency where she takes a great interest in her clients, attempting to assist them in every way she can. She is also slightly obsessed with self-help books. She inadvertently stumbles across two young men...
Format: Paperback - Released: 10/04/2014
One Hundred Names by Cecelia Ahern
One Hundred Names
Cecelia Ahern
A seemingly random list of 100 names is all journalist Kitty Logan has to go on to complete an article started by her, now dead, mentor and dear friend. Her own life is in a state of turmoil and perhaps...
Format: Paperback - Released: 18/07/2013
The Time of My Life by Cecelia Ahern
The Time of My Life
Cecelia Ahern
Touching, warm, funny and poignant and a must for all of her fans. Cecelia Ahern's new novel has Lucy Silchester's Life as a central character (in fact he is a grumpy middle-aged man) who is out to sort out his...
Format: Paperback - Released: 10/05/2012
The Book of Tomorrow by Cecelia Ahern
The Book of Tomorrow
Cecelia Ahern
Tamara, suffering from the trauma of the suicide of her father and from being a teenager, finds an old blank diary in the mobile library. Very strangely she unknowingly begins to write in it, writing up the day to come. ...
Format: Paperback - Released: 02/09/2010
The Gift by Cecelia Ahern
The Gift
Cecelia Ahern
What would your greatest gift be? For the workaholic hero here, Lou, it is time, and magically he is given it. This is another tender, ethereal tale from a very talented author. You’ll love it. Comparison: Audrey Niffenegger,...
Format: Paperback - Released: 01/10/2009
Thanks for the Memories by Cecelia Ahern
Thanks for the Memories
Cecelia Ahern
What would happen if when you recieved a blood transfusion you also recieved the memories and skills of the person as well? Celia explores this in this romantic, poignant and at the same time very funny novel. A well deserved...
Format: Paperback - Released: 15/09/2008

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Guest Editor's Chosen Authors

The Time Traveler's Wife by Audrey Niffenegger
The Time Traveler's Wife
Audrey Niffenegger
October 2014 Guest Editor Cecelia Ahern on The Time Traveler's Wife... This is one of my all time favourite novels, about a woman who’s husband has a rare disorder which means that his periodic clock keeps resetting itself, forcing...
Format: Paperback - Released: 29/05/2004
The Tiny Wife by Andrew Kaufman
The Tiny Wife
Andrew Kaufman
October 2014 Guest Editor Cecelia Ahern on The Tiny Wife... This is a short novel by one of my favourite authors, who also wrote All My Friends Are Superheroes, another of my favourites. A robber charges into a bank...
Format: Paperback - Released: 03/01/2013
The Five People You Meet in Heaven by Mitch Albom
The Five People You Meet in Heaven
Mitch Albom
October 2014 Guest Editor Cecelia Ahern on the Five People You Meet in Heaven... I like the writing style and this book has such a fantastic premise. The main character is an elderly man, an amusement park maintenance worker...
Format: Paperback - Released: 02/09/2004
The Celestine Prophecy by James Redfield
The Celestine Prophecy
James Redfield
October 2014 Guest Editor Cecelia Ahern on The Celestine Prophecy... The main character goes on a journey to find and understand a series of nine spiritual insights on an ancient manuscript in Peru. It’s a first person narrative of...
Format: Paperback - Released: 06/10/1994
The Particular Sadness of Lemon Cake by Aimee Bender
The Particular Sadness of Lemon Cake
Aimee Bender
October 2014 Guest Editor Cecelia Ahern on The Particular Sadness of Lemon Cake... I love how Aimee Bender views the world. She has a quirky take on every day life and I find that inspiring. This is about a...
Format: Paperback - Released: 25/06/2011
The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern
The Night Circus
Erin Morgenstern
October 2014 Guest Editor Cecelia Ahern on The Night Circus... A circus arrives without warning, no announcements preceed it. It opens at nightfall closes at dawn. I felt like I went on an epic and wild adventure when I...
Format: Paperback - Released: 24/05/2012
Of Things Gone Astray by Janina Matthewson
Of Things Gone Astray
Janina Matthewson
October 2014 Guest Editor Cecelia Ahern on Of Things Gone Astray... This is one of my favourite books of 2014. One morning in London, a group of people all lose something precious to them, these things are precious but...
Format: Hardback - Released: 28/08/2014

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Poignant, captivating and uplifting novels October 2014 Guest Editor - Cecelia Ahern Cecelia Ahern is the author of ten novels and has sold 16 million copies of her books worldwide. She wrote her first novel PS, I Love You when she was twenty-one years old, and it became an international bestseller as well as a major motion picture. Cecelia’s subsequent novels; If You Could See Me Now, A Place Called Here, Thanks for the Memories, The Gift, The Book of Tomorrow, The Time Of My Life and One Hundred Names were also major international bestsellers, with Love, Rosie winning the prestigious Corine Award in Germany in 2005. Cecelia is also the co-creator and producer of the award winning ABC comedy series Samantha Who? Which starred Christina Applegate and Melissa McCarthy. Her latest: The Year I Met You is an original, poignant, captivating and ultimately uplifting novel that will make you laugh, cry and celebrate life. So if you haven’t already, make this the year you meet her. One of her books is also due to hit the silver screen on 22 Oct called ‘Love Rosie’ it’s based on her book Where Rainbows End.

Cecelia Ahern on...

The Time Traveller’s Wife by Audrey Niffenegger
This is one of my all time favourite novels, about a woman who’s husband has a rare disorder which means that his periodic clock keeps resetting itself, forcing him to jump back and forth through time against his will. Click here to read the full review.

The Tiny Wife by Andrew Kauffman
This is a short novel by one of my favourite authors, who also wrote All My Friends Are Superheroes, another of my favourites. A robber charges into a bank with a loaded gun but instead of stealing money, he steals an item of sentimental value from each person in the bank and disappears. Click here to read the full review.

The Five People You Meet In Heaven by Mitch Albom
I like the writing style and this book has such a fantastic premise. The main character is an elderly man, an amusement park maintenance worker named Eddie who dies saving a young girl who’s the victim of a broken ride. Eddie goes to heaven where he meets five people who were unexpectadly instrumental in some way in his life. Click here to read the full review.

The Celestine Prophecy by James Redfield
The main character goes on a journey to find and understand a series of nine spiritual insights on an ancient manuscript in Peru. It’s a first person narrative of the main character’s spiritual awakening as he goes through a period of transition in his life. It discusses various psychological and spiritual ideas. Click here to read the full review.

The Particular Sadness of Lemon Cake by Aimee Bender
I love how Aimee Bender views the world. She has a quirky take on every day life and I find that inspiring. This is about a character who discovers that she has the magical gift of being able to taste peoples’ emotions in the food that they prepare. When she is nine years old she bites into a lemon cake and tastes her mother’s emotions.Click here to read the full review.

The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern
A circus arrives without warning, no announcements preceed it. It opens at nightfall closes at dawn. I felt like I went on an epic and wild adventure when I read this book. It was so full of magic and love, it was unique and thrilling and so incredibly imaginative. It is a wow of a book.

Of Things Gone Astray by Janine Mathewson
This is one of my favourite books of 2014. One morning in London, a group of people all lose something precious to them, these things are precious but extremely unusual, such as the front of their house, their piano keys, their sense of direction, their place of work. I wanted to read this novel so quickly but it kept making me pause to think, it is so unique and special, the writing is wonderful. It is witty and wise and completely original. Click here to read the full review.

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