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  • Published: 30 April 2024
  • ISBN: 9780143779018
  • Imprint: Penguin
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 320
  • RRP: $22.99

The Collected Regrets of Clover




The Collected Regrets of Clover is the burst of hopefulness we need right now. A sparkling debut novel from Australian Mikki Brammer, which reminds us all to live our best life with fewer regrets.

'Warm, profound, and expertly told . . . This is one of those special books that will leave a handprint on your heart.' Emma Brodie, author of Songs in Ursa Major

'This lovely and sweetly satisfying novel [is] engaging and accessible . . . Brammer's take on death and grieving is profound enough to feel genuinely instructional.' New York Times
'A sparkling debut . . . This is a wonderfully uplifting read.' Weekend Australian

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In her work as a ‘death doula’, Clover Brooks ushers people peacefully through their last days, collecting their final words into three notebooks: ADVICE, CONFESSIONS and REGRETS.

But Clover spends so much time with the dying that she’s forgotten how to live . . .

Can her clients’ hard-won wisdom – and the inspiring love story of a spirited old woman named Claudia – show Clover the way to a happy ending?

After all, what’s the point of giving someone a beautiful death if you can’t give yourself a beautiful life?

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'What a beautiful story . . . This book will be one that I remember for a long time, and it's a story that we can all learn something from.' Ruth Hogan, author of The Keeper of Lost Things

'A beautiful, uplifting novel about unexpected friendship, a decades-old love story, and finding the courage to live your best life.' Lucy Diamond, author of An Almost Perfect Holiday

'A heart-warming tale that offers a poignant message about the meaning of life, and death.' Sunday Age

'The suspense keeps the pages turning in a deliciously original story.' Daily Telegraph

'I couldn't put this book down . . . a tender, charming delight, perfect for anyone who loves The Authenticity Project or Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine.' K J Dell'Antonia, author of The Chicken Sisters

  • Published: 30 April 2024
  • ISBN: 9780143779018
  • Imprint: Penguin
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 320
  • RRP: $22.99

About the author

Mikki Brammer

Mikki Brammer is an Australian journalist currently based in New York. She spent her childhood in Tasmania surrounded by a flock of quirky great aunts and uncles who instilled her with a passion for adventure, curiosity - and storytelling. She has spent the past nine years writing about design, architecture and art for publications including Architectural Digest, Dwell and Lonely Planet. The Collected Regrets of Clover is her first novel.

Praise for The Collected Regrets of Clover

Charming, delightful and quietly powerful . . . this will warm your heart and change your life

Veronica Henry, author of Thirty Days in Paris

A beautiful, uplifting novel about unexpected friendship, a decades-old love story, and finding the courage to live your best life

Lucy Diamond, author of The Beach Cafe

I fell in love with Clover and cheered when she finally realised that comfort zones are designed to be stepped out of

Jill Mansell, author of Should I Tell You

It made me want to pack up my things and move somewhere abroad . . . Beautiful, poignant and the literary antidote to when life feels a little stationary

Jessica George

Clover’s story is a heartfelt and delightful deep dive into death. You will turn the last page with a fresh zest for life and absolutely no regrets.

Annabel Monaghan, author of Nora Goes Off Script

Warm, profound, and expertly told, The Collected Regrets of Clover explores how befriending death can help enrich our lives. While infinitely poised in her role as a death doula, Clover's clumsy foray into the world of the living will have you recalling the sweet awkwardness of your first kiss and the thrill of new belonging. This is one of those special books that will leave a handprint on your heart.

Emma Brodie, author of SONGS IN URSA MAJOR

A beautiful, uplifting novel about unexpected friendship, a decades-old love story, and finding the courage to live your best life.

Lucy Diamond, author of AN ALMOST PERFECT HOLIDAY

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