Larger than Life

Larger than Life : A compulsive tale of humour and heartbreak

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From the No. 1 Sunday Times bestselling author of Lies, Lies, Lies.


Adele Parks perfectly balances humour and heartbreak in Larger Than Life, a gripping novel of finding out what it truly means to find the love of your life...

Georgina has been in love with Hugh since she was eighteen. Tall, handsome and career driven, he's everything she ever wanted - but totally out of her league. Oh, and married.

Over the years, Georgina transformed herself into what she hoped Hugh would see as the ideal woman. And it paid off. At thirty-two she now has the career, the body, and at last, the man she's always desired.

But her dream come true hits shaky ground when she falls pregnant. Already-father-of-two Hugh isn't overjoyed, and as Georgina grows bigger, so does the distance between them.

And with the clock ticking to her baby's arrival, Georgina has to ask herself - who is the real love of her life?

What readers are saying about Larger Than Life:

'Her most sophisticated novel yet'

'Really funny and honest... made me laugh out loud in places and feel thoughtful in others. Brilliant story'

'What an excellent read. Another book that I just could not put down. A real page turner, I promise you'
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Product details

  • Paperback | 432 pages
  • 130 x 197 x 28mm | 295g
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0755394224
  • 9780755394227
  • 373,763

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'Compulsively addictive' * Elle * 'Dark, funny and observant' * Cosmopolitan * 'Observant, sensitive and funny' * Closer * 'Entertaining and sophisticated' * Marie Claire * 'Deliciously down to earth' * The Times * 'Parks writes with wit and a keen eye for detail' * Guardian * 'Guaranteed to keep you hooked until the end' * She magazine * 'She is a particularly acute observer of relationship ups and downs, and her stories are always as insightful as they are entertaining' * Daily Mirror * 'A wicked pleasure' * Woman & Home * 'A fabulous mix of comedy, real life and emotional depth' * Daily Express * 'Full of emotional set-pieces and real insight into relationships between men and women' * Heat * 'Wonderfully plotted, moving and insightful...shot through with funny, tender and observant moments' * Daily Mail * 'When it comes to fiction reflecting feminine issues, Adele Parks has her finger on the pulse' * Glamour *
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About Adele Parks

Adele Parks worked in advertising until she published her first novel in 2000. Since then, her many Sunday Times bestsellers have been translated into twenty-six different languages. Adele spent her adult life in Italy, Botswana and London until 2005 when she moved to Guildford, where she now lives with her husband and son. Adele believes reading is a basic human right, so she works closely with The Reading Agency as an Ambassador for Reading Ahead, a programme designed to encourage adult literacy.

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852 ratings
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2 9% (76)
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