My Pear-Shaped Life
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'Original, funny, moving and brutally honest...perfect for fans of Ruth Jones' Debbie Johnson
'So many women will find this book speaks to them. It makes you laugh and cry but it is truly inspiring' Katie Fforde
'Sweet, sad, insightful and joyful - this book pressed all the emotion buttons and I'm so glad it did' Milly Johnson
'Uplifting and powerful...I LOVED it' Cathy Kelly
'Warm, moving and life-affirming...Greta is a gorgeous character that you will fall in love with' Sinead Moriarty
'Be more Greta' Woman's Way
She's hiding so much behind her big smile she's forgotten who she is.
But Greta is about to discover that the key to being happy is...being yourself.
Greta Gale has played the part of the funny fat one her entire life, hiding her insecurities behind a big smile. But size doesn't matter when you can laugh at yourself, right?
Until Greta realises she's the only one not laughing. And deep down, she's not sure if she'll ever laugh again.
But Greta is about to discover that sometimes the best moments in life come when it's all gone a bit pear-shaped...
Everyone loves Greta:
'Poignant and profound, warm and witty, Carmel's brilliant writing invites us to look beyond the smiley face to the complex tangle of emotions inside us all. I absolutely adored it'
Sunday Times bestseller Cathy Bramley
'Warm, engrossing storytelling at its best'
Irish Times bestseller Sheila O'Flanagan
'I bloody loved it. Funnny, heart-wrenching and uplifting all in one'
Beth Reekles, author The Kissing Booth
- Paperback | 384 pages
- 153 x 234 x 29mm | 470g
- 02 Apr 2020
- HarperCollins Publishers
- HarperCollins Publishers Ltd
- London, United Kingdom
New York Times bestseller Hazel Gaynor
'Funny, warm, heartbreaking - and so real and honest, it made me squirm in recognition at times. You've never met a heroine quite like Greta Gale and you are going to LOVE her'
USA Todaybestseller Catherine Ryan Howard
'Move over Bridget Jones, step aside Little Miss Sunshine because Greta Gale has landed! Greta is as real as women come'
Carmel Harrington is a natural storyteller ... with heart, humour & hope. RTE
Beautifully written, emotionally intelligent & moving in the extreme. DAILY MAIL UK
Heartwarming humour, with tears, laughter & friendship. Immensely enjoyable.
Will make you see life in a different way. WOMAN'S WAY
Convincing characters, always gripping, endearing, with a cracking pace.
Heartwarming & Heartbreaking. EVENING HERALD
A nuanced read, but at its heart, warm. SUNDAY INDEPENDENT
A popular voice in Irish publishing, often compared to the beloved Maeve Binchy, Harrington focuses her books on relationships, with a strong emotional overlay.
LIBRARY JOURNAL REVIEW
Her books are like a hug, they envelop you ... clever, finely honed, they make you think & make you grateful. IRELAND AM BOOK CLUB
An uplifting, relevant must-read. IMAGE MAGAZINE
Heartwarming & emotional. IRISH COUNTRY MAGAZINE
Get your tissues ready! BEST MAGAZINE
Stunning. IRISH TIMES GLOSS MAGAZINE
Touching, heart-aching, yet feel good read, full of love & humour. LOVEREADING.CO.UK
Will melt even the coldest of hearts. NOVELICIOUS
Quietly brilliant, will make you cry, laugh & cry all over again. FEMALE FIRST MAGAZINE
One of Ireland's most talked about female authors. THE IRISH WORLD
About Carmel Harrington
She is a regular on Irish television as a panellist on TV3's Elaine Show. In addition, she is Chair of Wexford Literary Festival, which she co-founded.
For more information visit www.carmelharrington.com.
You can find Carmel on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram: @HappyMrsH.