The Things We Learn When We're Dead

The Things We Learn When We're Dead

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The Things We Learn When We're Dead is about how small decisions can have profound and unintended consequences, but how we can sometimes get a second chance.



On the way home from a dinner party, Lorna Love steps into the path of an oncoming car. When she wakes up she is in what appears to be a hospital - but a hospital in which her nurse looks like a young Sean Connery, she is served wine for supper, and everyone avoids her questions.



It soon transpires that she is in Heaven, or on HVN, because HVN is a lost, dysfunctional spaceship, and God the aging hippy captain. She seems to be there by accident... or does God have a higher purpose after all?



Despite that, The Things We Learn When We're Dead is neither sci-fi nor fantasy. It is a book about memory and how, if we could remember things slightly differently, would we also be changed?



In HVN, Lorna can at first remember nothing. But as her memories return - some good, some bad - she realises that she has decisions to make and that, maybe, she can find a way back home.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 320 pages
  • 130 x 198 x 36mm | 365g
  • Accent Press Ltd
  • United Kingdom
  • English
  • UK ed.
  • 1786150352
  • 9781786150356
  • 954,361

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"Clever and compelling... this book is hugely original and well worth a read" * -- Book Bag *
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About Charlie Laidlaw

Charlie Laidlaw was born in Paisley and is a graduate of the University of Edinburgh. He has been a national newspaper journalist and worked in defence intelligence. He now runs his own marketing consultancy in East Lothian. He is married with two grown-up children.

Find Charlie Laidlaw online at www.charlielaidlawauthor.com, and connect with him on Facebook @charlielaidlawauthor and on Twitter @claidlawauthor.
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