The Anniversary

The Anniversary

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From the bestselling author of Thursdays in the Park comes an emotional and beautifully written story of love, loss, and finding love again.

'One of the best family and friendship sagas - an emotional read' Prima

What if the one you tried to forget is the one you can't live without?

Stella once thought that if she never saw Jack again, it would be too soon.

But life has other plans for her and her stubborn, handsome ex-husband.

Looking after their daughter in a time of need, Stella finds herself unwillingly reunited with the man she shared the best years of her life with - followed by the worst.

Where tragedy once tore them apart, now Stella and Jack are being drawn back together. But each of them has a new partner and a new life.

Should they fight temptation?

Should the past remain the past?

Or are some loves simply meant to be?

'Riveting' Woman & Home

'Terrific, beautifully written, searingly honest' Charles Dance

'Fans rate this deeply emotional read her best novel yet' Sunday Post

'True to life characters whose dilemmas will tear at your heartstrings' Sunday Mirror
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Product details

  • Paperback | 416 pages
  • 129 x 198 x 25mm | 287g
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 1405934859
  • 9781405934855
  • 723,817

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A smart, sometimes harrowing story, with true to life characters whose dilemmas will tear at your heartstrings Sunday Mirror
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Boyd is the mistress of the multi-layered story * My Weekly * Boyd is terrific at cutting to the quick of modern relationships * Woman & Home * A smart emotional drama, you will race through this * Sunday Mirror * Boyd gets under the skin of her characters to show that falling in love isn't limited to the young * Sunday Express * I was ripping through this book . . . addictive * Evening Standard * Poignant, well observed and wonderfully written, this is a bit of a heart string-puller * Closer * A warm and well-written case for love affairs in later life * Daily Telegraph * Boyd is as canny as Joanna Trollope at observing family life - and better than Trollope at jokes * Daily Mail * Praise for Hilary Boyd * - * A journey through the stages of life and love that will make you laugh out loud * Woman's Weekly * One of the best family and friendship sagas. [An] emotional read . . . Stella and Jack's marriage is over. Will feelings resurface when their daughter needs them? * Prima * I really resented having to put The Anniversary down - terrific, beautifully written, searingly honest -- Charles Dance, actor, screenwriter and director Divided by tragedy, Stella and Jack are drawn together once more in this riveting relationships novel * Woman & Home * Fans rate this deeply emotional read her best novel yet * Sunday Post * A smart, sometimes harrowing story, with true to life characters whose dilemmas will tear at your heartstrings * Sunday Mirror *
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About Hilary Boyd

Hilary Boyd was a nurse, marriage counsellor and ran a small cancer charity before becoming an author. She has written eight books, including Thursdays in the Park, her debut novel which sold over half a million copies and was an international bestseller. The film rights have been acquired by Charles Dance, who will be directing and starring.
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473 ratings
4.2 out of 5 stars
5 46% (219)
4 34% (161)
3 15% (71)
2 3% (15)
1 1% (7)
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