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  • Published: 11 April 2013
  • ISBN: 9781448152605
  • Imprint: Transworld Digital
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 400

Dear Thing

At the heart of this bittersweet, thought-provoking story are three friends and one impossible decision...

After years of watching her best friends Ben and Claire try for a baby, Romily offered to give them the one thing they most wanted.

But Romily wasn't prepared for the overwhelming feelings that have taken hold of her and which threaten to ruin her friendship with Ben and Claire - and even destroy their marriage.

Now there are three friends, two mothers and only one baby, and an impossible decision to make . . .

  • Published: 11 April 2013
  • ISBN: 9781448152605
  • Imprint: Transworld Digital
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 400

About the author

Julie Cohen

Julie Cohen grew up in Maine and studied English at Brown University and Cambridge University. She moved to the UK to research fairies in Victorian children’s literature at the University of Reading and this was followed by a career teaching English at secondary level. She now writes full time and is a popular speaker and teacher of creative writing. She lives with her husband and their son in Berkshire.

Talk with Julie on Twitter: @julie_cohen or visit her website: www.julie-cohen.com.

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Praise for Dear Thing

A tender and poignant novel, with characters that come right off the page

Abby Clements

That rare thing: a true pageturner

Kate Harrison

A powerful, heartbreaking story

Miranda Dickinson

An exquisitely crafted novel . . . compelling, fascinating and deeply affecting . . . Julie Cohen is an expert at making you care about her characters, and feel every nuance of emotion as they do. A truly brilliant writer who kept me gripped until the end.

Rowan Coleman

Both powerful and thought provoking, this wonderful book will move you to the core - and really make you think.


This bittersweet story of friendship, heartbreak and love is impressively compelling...A fascinating and emotional read that’ll have a hold over you till the end.


A gripping reading experience, where one is compelled to unravel the results. The emotional reality for each character is beautifully drawn; we feel deeply for each of the women caught in this mess. . . Vivid and psychologically convincing . . . a superb choice for summer holidays

We Love This Book

There are no heroes or villains here, but complex people making difficult choices in an imperfect world.

Shelley Harris, author of <i>Jubilee</i>, a Richard & Judy bookclub selection

Emotional and captivating, this fab book will tug at your heart strings.

Sun - Fabulous magazine on Sunday

I LOVED Dear Thing. A fantastic level of tension and emotion.

Rosanna Ley

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