Saturdays at Noon

Saturdays at Noon : An uplifting, emotional and unpredictable page-turner to make you smile

4.14 (2,635 ratings by Goodreads)
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4.14 (2,635 ratings by Goodreads)

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'Heart-breaking and full of hope' WOMAN & HOME
'Wonderful, compassionate, unpredictable' GRAEME SIMSION, author of THE ROSIE PROJECT
'I genuinely couldn't recommend Saturdays At Noon enough' 5***** READER REVIEW


After getting into trouble yet again, she's agreed to attend anger management classes. But she refuses to share her deepest secrets with a room full of strangers.


He'll do anything to save his marriage and bond with his six-year-old son, Alfie. But when he's paired with spiky Emily, he wonders whether opening up will do more harm than good.

The two of them couldn't be more different. Yet when Alfie, who never likes strangers, meets Emily, something extraordinary happens.


'Totally loveable and completely unforgettable' CLAIRE POOLEY

'I loved this book' KATIE FFORDE

Readers LOVE Saturdays at Noon . . .

'Such a special book . . . the characters jump off the page and pull you immediately into their world' 5***** Reader Review

'This book was FANTASTIC. When I wasn't reading it I couldn't stop thinking about it' 5***** Reader Review

'Outstanding. I have goosebumps typing this review . . . The story telling is the best I have read in a long time' 5***** Reader Review

Longlisted for the Guardian's 'Not The Booker' prize!
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Product details

  • Paperback | 432 pages
  • 129 x 198 x 26mm | 300g
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 1405940077
  • 9781405940078
  • 48,661

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Wonderful . . . compassionate and unpredictable Graeme Simsion, author of The Rosie Project
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Wonderful . . . compassionate and unpredictable -- Graeme Simsion, author of The Rosie Project Oh how I loved this book [...] complex, imperfect, totally loveable and completely unforgettable -- Clare Pooley I loved this original, at times painful but truly thought-provoking book. A triumph -- Sunday Times bestselling author Katie Fforde Sometimes a book comes along and really does make you think... This engaging read is both heart-breaking and full of hope * Woman & Home * Touching, beautifully compassionate and warm; this is a lovely book, sometimes heart-wrenching, sometimes funny. Perfect to curl up with and well worth a read -- Dinah Jefferies Clever and engaging read. Heartbreaking and hopeful, this book is a keeper * Woman's Weekly * Saturdays at Noon is one of those rare books that make you see the world in a different way... This is a satisfying, big-hearted book and a truly accomplished debut for Rachel Marks * WI Life Magazine * A sweet tale about second chances. Moving * Heat * It's a beautiful love story, but not the one that you'd expect. Wonderful, hopeful and insightful. This book is an absolute gem and you'll find yourself willing Emily to get her happy ending -- Asia Mackay A heartbreaking, funny and emotive read * The Sun * An engaging read that shows how people, and children, can be misunderstood * Woman * Beautifully written. When I decided to read Saturdays at Noon I had no idea that not only would it very likely be one of my books of the year but it would also rock my world. A stunning and perfect read in every way. * NB * Funny, sharp, insightful and completely heart-rending
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About Rachel Marks

Rachel Marks studied English at Exeter University before becoming a primary school teacher. Despite always loving to write, it wasn't until she gained a place on the 2016 Curtis Brown Creative online novel writing course that she started to believe it could be anything more than a much-loved hobby. She lives in Gloucestershire with her husband and their three children. Hello Stranger is her third novel.
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Rating details

2,635 ratings
4.14 out of 5 stars
5 36% (956)
4 45% (1,191)
3 15% (406)
2 3% (69)
1 0% (13)
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