My Pear-Shaped Life

My Pear-Shaped Life

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This is a joyful, uplifting book to remind us how strong we are...no matter how pear-shaped life gets!
'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


Meet Greta.

She's funny.




She's flawed.




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
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Product details

  • Paperback | 384 pages
  • 153 x 234 x 29mm | 470g
  • HarperCollins Publishers Ltd
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0008276625
  • 9780008276621
  • 538,488

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'There's something about Greta we can all relate to, and her story has, perhaps, never been more relevant or important. This is a novel full of heart, wisdom, and courage, and you're in for a real treat!'
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'
Caroline Grace-Cassidy


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.
IRISH TIMES


Will make you see life in a different way. WOMAN'S WAY


Convincing characters, always gripping, endearing, with a cracking pace.
IRISH INDEPENDENT


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
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About Carmel Harrington

Irish Sunday Times bestseller Carmel Harrington writes issue driven contemporary fiction. With comparisons to Maeve Binchy & Liane Moriarty, Carmel writes with warmth and compassion about characters so believable that they could be sitting beside you. From Co. Wexford she lives in a small village with her husband Roger and two young children, Amelia and Nate. Carmel has published six novels, won two writing awards - Kindle Book of the Year 2013 and Romantic eBook of the Year 2013 and been shortlisted for a BGE Irish Book Award in 2016. Her books are published worldwide, regular chart toppers and are translated into eight languages to date. In 2017, she published two books - the official ITV novel and UK bestseller Cold Feet The Lost Years and The Woman at 72 Derry Lane which remained in the Irish Top 10 for five weeks. Her other bestsellers include The Things I Should Have Told You, Every Time A Bell Rings, The Life You Left and Beyond Grace's Rainbow.
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.
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Rating details

34 ratings
4.29 out of 5 stars
5 41% (14)
4 47% (16)
3 12% (4)
2 0% (0)
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