The Time of Our Lives

The Time of Our Lives

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It is 1953. At the Coronation party at the Palace Hotel, two lives are about to change forever. Claudia - 16, beautiful, fragile and an outsider in this small seaside town - finds herself talking to Michael, also a newcomer, who is struggling with a rocky marriage. Their instant, irresistible attraction to one another will have consequences which stretch far into the future. Against the ever changing backdrop of events ranging from grey post-war austerity to technicolour rock and roll, from Suez to the summer of love, from Bill Haley to The Beatles, from the buttoned-up glamour of the 50s to the rebellious freedom of the 60s, "The Time of Our Lives" is an intensely passionate love story and a captivating chronicle of the more

Product details

  • Paperback | 608 pages
  • 127 x 193.04 x 43.18mm | 408.23g
  • Transworld Publishers Ltd
  • Corgi Books
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • New edition
  • Revised ed.
  • 055215153X
  • 9780552151535
  • 1,209,115

About Imogen Parker

Imogen Parker is a former literary agent and the acclaimed author of several novels published by Black Swan. She lives on the South Coast with her husband and more

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"An original and absorbing look at post-war history and divinely readable...I wish I'd saved it for my hols." -- Kate Saunders The Times "As addictive as a good soap opera...A perfect beach read." Sunday Times "Full of fantastic period detail and engaging characters, with a heartbreaking love story at its centre and a sweeping narrative that captivates from first page to last. Destined to become a classic." -- Kate Mosse, author of Labyrinth "Deftly combines social comedy with acute observation of post-war life...Written with beguiling warmth and humanity" -- Helen Dunmore "I found it totally absorbing and achingly sad" -- Stan Barstowshow more

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54 ratings
3.7 out of 5 stars
5 24% (13)
4 35% (19)
3 31% (17)
2 6% (3)
1 4% (2)
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