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  • Published: 15 March 2010
  • ISBN: 9780553825084
  • Imprint: Bantam
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 624
  • RRP: $24.99

A Perfect Life



A compelling tale of sexual obsession, courage in adversity and hope in love by the author of the number one bestseller THE BLUE HOUR

Golden girl Calypso O'Kelly is used to getting what she wants. As a powerful casting director, she calls the shots.

Closet romantic Dannie Moore is mistress of her own destiny. Having had her fingers burned once by her war correspondent partner, she's determined never to fall in love again.

Devoted single mother Rosa Elliot dreams of a brand new life of freedom from tyrannical, sexist bosses. But she finds that casting caution to the wind isn't necessarily the best way of making her dreams come true...

Three strong women, working hard to make life as perfect as possible. Until Calypso relinquishes control to a demon lover, Dannie discovers that destiny lies in the stars, and Rosa's dreams of freedom end up in the trash. Can they ever reassemble the shards of the lives they've so recklessly shattered?

  • Published: 15 March 2010
  • ISBN: 9780553825084
  • Imprint: Bantam
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 624
  • RRP: $24.99

About the author

Kate Thompson

Kate Thompson is one of the most exciting authors writing for young people today. A born storyteller, her work is highly original and she is thought provoking in her ideas. She has travelled widely in the USA and India and studied law in London. After living in County Clare, she moved to Kinvara in County Galway and there, she discovered her passion for playing the fiddle. She is now an accomplished player and also has a great interest in restoring instruments.

Kate is the only author to win the Children's Books Ireland Bisto Book of the Year award four times - in 2002 for The Beguilers, in 2003 for The Alchemist's Apprentice, in 2004 for Annan Water and in 2006 for The New Policeman.

The New Policeman also won the Guardian Children's Fiction Prize 2005, the Whitbread Book Award Children's category 2005, the Children's Book of the Year in the Irish Book Awards in March 2006 and has been longlisted for the Carnegie Medal.

In 2008 Kate was again shortlisted for the Children's Books Ireland Bisto Award for her book, The Last of the High Kings, a beautiful and haunting story that delves deep into the magic of Irish myth and folklore.

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Praise for A Perfect Life

Kate Thompson's novels are sublimely addictive - insightful, stylish, romantic and funny

Marian Keyes

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