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  • Published: 30 January 2014
  • ISBN: 9781448175123
  • Imprint: Ebury Digital
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 384
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The Memory Book

A feel-good uplifting story about what we will do for love




A warm, heartfelt tale of love and loss, perfect for fans of Jojo Moyes' Me Before You

When time is running out, every moment is precious…

From the bestselling author The Summer of Impossible Things as featured in the ITV Zoe Ball Bookclub

What would happen if your memory started to fade?
When Claire writes her Memory Book, she knows it will soon be all her daughter and husband will have left of her. But how can she hold onto her past when her future is slipping through her fingers…?

A Sunday Times bestseller and Richard & Judy Bookclub pick, The Memory Book is a beautiful novel of mothers and daughters, and what we will do for love.

Over 300 5* reader reviews for this emotional uplifting novel:

‘It completely blew me away’

‘One of the most strikingly beautiful stories I have ever had the pleasure of reading’
‘So beautifully written, you can’t put it down!’

‘Memorable and enriching’

‘A book I will remember forever’

‘Moving and quite simply stunning’

  • Pub date: 30 January 2014
  • ISBN: 9781448175123
  • Imprint: Ebury Digital
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 384

About the Author

Rowan Coleman

Rowan Coleman lives with her husband and their five children in a very full house in Hertfordshire. She juggles writing novels with raising her family. She really wishes someone would invent time travel.

She is the bestselling author of THE MEMORY BOOK, WE ARE ALL MADE OF STARS and the critically acclaimed THE SUMMER OF IMPOSSIBLE THINGS.

Find out more about Rowan at www.rowancoleman.co.uk, Facebook or Twitter: @rowancoleman.

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Praise for The Memory Book

“Painfully real and utterly heartbreaking, every page will leave you an emotional wreck but, ultimately, this is a wonderfully uplifting novel about mothers and daughters”

Lisa Jewell

“This book is hugely loving, devastatingly sad, and yet oddly hopeful. It’s suffused with the care and love families can feel for each other when they are facing the worst tragedy. Claire’s fate is irreversible, her disease is terminal. Yet the surprise twist at the end is joyous.”

Richard Madeley, Richard and Judy Book Club

“[a] tender, inspirational book”

Judy Finnigan, Richard and Judy Book Club

“wonderful…a beautiful book, very moving”

Marian Keyes

“I can’t tell you how much I loved this book. It did make me cry but it also made me laugh. Like Me Before You by Jo Jo Moyes, I couldn’t put it down. A tender testament to maternal love.”

Katie Fforde

“Warm, funny and totally heartbreaking, The Memory Book is a wonderful read”

Polly Williams

“... just stunning ... incredibly beautiful ... the story took me on a journey that was at turns, devastating and then so uplifting. It made my heart soar at the strength of the human spirit and how capable human beings are of true, selfless love. An unforgettable and courageous story... This story has the ingredients to capture the world”

Katy Regan

“A heart-breaking story that will stay with you long after you've finished the book”

Carole Matthews

“...terrific ... incredibly moving but also witty and warm”

Kate Harrison

“...breath-takingly gut-wrenchingly heart-breakingly wonderful. Exquisitely crafted and with huge emotional depth ... extraordinary”

Veronica Henry

“Heartbreakingly good stuff - just be sure to stock up on tissues”

Fabulous Magazine, The Sun on Sunday

“Hankies ready for the gorgeous, way-weepie tale of a dying mum who makes a scrapbook of memories for her family to remember her by. The multiple points of view layer in the emotion beautifully. 4 Stars.”

Star Magazine, Star Magazine

“heartbreaking yet uplifting”

All About Soap Magazine, All About Soap Magazine

“This is a heart-rending story, but it's also completely absorbing, uplifting, tender, sad and wise”

Francesca Cookney, The Sunday Mirror

“An absolutely beautiful, stunningly written story - you HAVE to read The Memory Book by Rowan Coleman!”

Miranda Dickinson

“Written with great tenderness, The Memory Book manages to be heartbreakingly sad yet uplifting too. You'll hold your loved ones that little bit closer after reading this novel. I absolutely loved it!”

Lucy Diamond

“The Memory Book is warm, sad, and life-affirming, with an unforgettable heroine who will make you laugh and cry. It's a tender book about treasuring the past and living fully in the present; you'll finish it and immediately go give your loved ones a hug.”

Julie Cohen

“You'd think a novel about early onset Alzheimers would be miserable and maudlin but this book is beautiful, touching, warm and life-affirming.”

C L Taylor

“One of my favourite writers”

Cara Delevingne


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