Death and other Happy Endings

Death and other Happy Endings

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If your life was going to end tomorrow, what would you do today?'

'Quirky, funny and hugely readable, this is a story about the power of friendship and sisterhood, as well as love and loss.' Fabulous

Jennifer Cole has just been told that she has three months to live -- ninety days to say goodbye and put her affairs in order. Trying to focus on the positives she realises she has one overriding regret: the words she's left unsaid.

So Jennifer writes letters to three significant people in her life: her overbearing, selfish sister, her jelly-spined, cheating ex-husband, and her charming, unreliable ex-boyfriend finally telling them the things she's always wanted to say but never dared.

At first, she feels liberated. But once you start telling the truth, it's hard to stop. And, as she soon discovers, the truth isn't always what it seems. Death has a way of surprising you ...

A smart, funny, uplifting debut which asks big questions.


'I LOVE this book! It is full of heart and hope.' Cathy Kelly

'This novel is going to provoke the most brilliant conversations around the water coolers!' Badass Women, Talk Radio

'Brilliantly funny and thought-provoking--an absolute joy.' Rosie Walsh, bestselling author of Ghosted and The Man Who Didn't Call

'Without doubt Melanie Cantor's Death and Other Happy Endings should be at the top of your summer reading list. This book is full of life and hope...A rollicking page turner.' Melanie Sykes, BEST Recommended Summer Reads
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Product details

  • Hardback | 320 pages
  • 162 x 240 x 31mm | 521g
  • Bantam Press
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 1787631389
  • 9781787631380
  • 744,979

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Filled with warmth and wit. Will make you want to throw on your saved-for-best dress and live your own life to the fullest
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Filled with warmth and wit. Will make you want to throw on your saved-for-best dress and live your own life to the fullest * Heat * A book to cancel plans for - you won't want to put it down. * Closer * Cantor strikes plenty of witty, hopeful notes * MAIL ON SUNDAY HOT 100 SUMMER BOOKS * Witty and well-crafted. * Sunday Mirror * Engaging heroine! ... There's plenty of drama in Melanie Cantor's debut, which reminds us to live life with no limits. * Good Housekeeping *
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About Melanie Cantor

Melanie Cantor was a celebrity agent and publicist for over thirty years. Her clients included Ulrika Jonsson, Melinda Messenger and Melanie Sykes. In 2004, she hosted a makeover show on Channel 4 called Making Space and in 2017 having just turned 60 she was scouted on Kings Cross station, subsequently appearing as a 'real model' in the most recent Dove campaign. She turned her hand to writing in 2008. Death and other Happy Endings is her first published novel.
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2 8% (132)
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