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Two people. One love story. A million possibilities.

Meet Ivy and Abe.

Childhood friends in the 1960s, Ivy and Abe were inseparable until a chance event tore them apart. Now in their early seventies, fate once again brings them together - both grey-haired, Ivy hand in hand with her grandson - to fill in the gaps of one another's lives. Each has experienced great passions as well as heart-breaking tragedies, but the time is finally right for them. Their love story seems, in the end, meant to be.

But what if, in a parallel universe, chance had intervened and they'd met sooner? What if they'd met in their forties, both married to other people, and began an affair? What if they'd met before then and married, but the daunting question mark over Ivy's health had suffocated Abe's love for her? What if, as lovestruck teenagers, one small moment had sealed their fate?

Ivy and Abe is a stunning novel about the different paths our lives might follow, and the different people we might become along the way.

Reviews

An epic love story

Araminta Hall, bestselling author of Everything and Nothing

Beautiful, uplifting and wise. I surfaced from the last page, feeling as comforted as I was moved

Alison Macleod, Man Booker longlisted author of Unexploded

A beautiful story that explores what it is to have a soul mate, and love in all its many guises. It made me cry a lot - in a good way! - but it also made me think, as all the best books do

Veronica Henry, bestselling author of A Night on the Orient Express

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Formats & editions

  • Paperback

    9780718185015

    July 2, 2018

    Michael Joseph

    RRP $19.99

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  • Trade Paperback

    9780718185022

    February 12, 2018

    Michael Joseph

    RRP $32.99

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  • Hardback

    9780718185008

    February 15, 2018

    Michael Joseph

    RRP $39.99

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  • EBook

    9780718185039

    February 8, 2018

    Penguin eBooks

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Extract

Strange, isn’t it? Each man’s life touches so many other lives. When he isn’t around he leaves an awful hole, doesn’t he?

Frank Capra, It’s A Wonderful Life

 

London, 2026

I’m aware of him looking at me.

Whatever intuitive faculty it is that informs of things we should not be aware of has kicked in.

I begin to feel flustered.

If I look up, will I catch his eye? If I do, will I simply smile in acknowledgement or will I be forced to look away, embarrassed?

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