That Part Was True

That Part Was True

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Reminiscent of ONE DAY meets 84 CHARING CROSS ROAD, THAT PART WAS TRUE is a bittersweet story about falling in love and risking it all.

When Eve Petworth writes to Jackson Cooper to praise a scene in one of his books, they discover a mutual love of cookery and food. As their letters criss-cross the ocean that lies between them, friendship and then romance blossoms despite Jackson's colourful love life and Eve's tense relationship with her soon-to-be-married daughter. Little by little, Eve and Jack begin to believe that they may have a chance to change their lives and possibly get a second chance at happiness. They just need to actually meet...

A gorgeous, escapist read about food, friendship and falling in love from afar...
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Product details

  • Paperback | 272 pages
  • 132 x 198 x 27mm | 272g
  • Orion (an Imprint of The Orion Publishing Group Ltd )
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 1409146685
  • 9781409146681
  • 125,766

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A delicate romance, beautifully achieved. Wendy Holden DAILY MAIL 20140411
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Wry detachment and affection * NEW YORK TIMES * Despite living miles apart and having very different lifestyles, Eve and Jackson establish a friendship through their love of food, sharing recipes and snippets of their daily lives. The unexpected ending makes this a delicious read * PRESS ASSOCIATION * A sweet and tender romance, that is also extremely funny * SUNDAY MIRROR * I was completely charmed by this gentle, thoroughly engaging debut -- Fanny Blake * WOMAN & HOME * A delicate romance, beautifully achieved. -- Wendy Holden * DAILY MAIL *
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About Deborah McKinlay

Deborah McKinlay has published half a dozen non-fiction titles in the UK. Her first novel, THE VIEW FROM HERE, was published in 2011 and her books have been translated into numerous languages. Her work has appeared in Vogue, Cosmopolitan, and Esquire. She lives in South West England.
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1,940 ratings
3.4 out of 5 stars
5 12% (232)
4 34% (656)
3 40% (775)
2 11% (210)
1 3% (67)
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