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The wonderful new paperback from the Sunday Times bestselling author of After the Party.

In a hospice in Bury St Edmunds, a man called Daniel is slowly fading away. His friend Maggie sits with him every day; she holds his hand and she listens to the story of his life, to his regrets and to his secrets. And then he tells her about the children he has never met and never will. He talks of them wistfully. His legacy, he calls them.Lydia, Dean and Robyn don't know each other. Yet. And they are all facing difficult changes. Lydia is still wearing the scars from her traumatic childhood and although she is wealthy and successful, her life is lonely and disjointed. Dean is a young man, burdened with unexpected responsibility, whose life is going nowhere. And Robyn wants to be a doctor, just like her father - a man she's never met. But is her whole life built on an illusion?Three people leading three very different lives. All lost. All looking for something. But when they slowly find their way into each other's lives, everything starts to change ...

Reviews

A spirited novel of identity, love and loss.

Woman & Home

Jewell takes her writing to a new, more sophisticated level.

Glamour

Up your personal happiness quota...with the fab new read from Lisa Jewell

Grazia

An emotional and clever read, so good that I practically inhaled

Daily Mail

Jewell has completely upped her game with this beautifully observed novel

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Formats & editions

  • Paperback

    9780099533696

    June 15, 2012

    Arrow

    496 pages

    RRP $15.99

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    Or

    Find your local bookstore at booksellers.org.au

  • EBook

    9781446472484

    June 1, 2011

    Cornerstone Digital

    496 pages

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    • iBooks
    • Amazon Kindle
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Also by Lisa Jewell

Watching You
Then She Was Gone
I Found You
The Girls
The Third Wife
The House We Grew Up In
Before I Met You
After the Party
The Truth About Melody Browne
31 Dream Street
Vince And Joy
A Friend Of The Family
One-Hit Wonder
Thirtynothing
Thirtynothing

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