Perfect Wives

Perfect Wives

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When actress Jodi Ludlum returns home to Ireland to raise her young son in the leafy South Dublin village of Bakers Valley, she's determined to shield him from the media spotlight that has dogged her throughout her glittering career. Even if coming home means leaving her husband - and waking old ghosts.
Meanwhile, Francine Hennessy, queen of the coffee mornings, was born and raised in Bakers Valley. She takes pride in juggling her children, her beautiful home and her high-powered career. But behind closed doors, Francine's life is crumbling around her.
As Jodi struggles to keep her secrets to herself, and Francine comes to terms with some life-changing news, the two become unlikely friends. When they do, they quickly discover that there's no such thing as the perfect wife, or the perfect life - but sometimes it's better to be happy than to be perfect.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 400 pages
  • 155 x 233 x 30mm | 520g
  • Castleknock, Ireland
  • English
  • 144472620X
  • 9781444726206
  • 544,743

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'So honest, so darkly humourous and - above all - funny * entertainment.ie * 'Unmissable' * U magazine * 'Hannigan's novel, much like the vivacious author herself, is brimming with hope, joy and inspiration' * Sunday Independent * 'Warm, wise, uplifting . . . a wonderful storyteller' * Cathy Kelly * 'A moving tale celebrating the bonds between women, Emma Hannigan beautifully captures the difficult and wondrous thing that is loving and learning to let go ... just a little. An excellent read' * Irish Tatler * Praise for Emma Hannigan * : * Anybody chasing perfection should read Perfect Wives - if you're not, savour a novel from an author who knows what makes people tick. No wonder she is back where belongs on the bestsellers' list. -- Clodagh Finn * Irish Independent *
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About Emma Hannigan

Emma Hannigan was the beloved and bestselling author of thirteen novels, including the No.1 bestseller Letters to My Daughters.
Her bestselling memoir Talk to the Headscarf was updated and revised as All To Live For: Fighting Cancer. Finding Hope.
In 2007 Emma was diagnosed with breast cancer and her eleven-year battle with cancer began. As an ambassador for Breast Cancer Ireland Emma worked to dispel the fears around cancer and spread hope about new treatments. In February 2018 Emma shared that her team of dedicated doctors had exhausted all avenues in terms of her treatment. She launched a social media campaign #HelpEmmaHelpOthers to raise EURO100,000 for Breast Cancer Ireland. Two weeks later, shortly before her death, Emma's target had been reached. In the final months of her life, Emma completed her thirteenth novel, The Gift of Friends, sending her acknowledgements to her editor just days before she passed away.
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Rating details

229 ratings
3.92 out of 5 stars
5 34% (79)
4 31% (71)
3 28% (63)
2 7% (15)
1 0% (1)
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