We Only Saw Happiness
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We Only Saw Happiness : From the author of The List of My Desires

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'We looked like the perfect young family, something out of a magazine, in shades of marshmallow pink...'
A photograph. The father smiling beside his new car, the mother pregnant and radiant, the little girl placing cuddly toys in the cot for her new baby brother. All we see is the happiness.
'We don't see my mother. We don't see the lies.'
But behind every picture there is a story. And behind that story, there are others.
Every family has its secrets.
When Antoine was young, he believed in love at first sight. He finds the woman of his dreams, Nathalie, and has two children. But when Antoine's life implodes, he does something unspeakable.
Antoine's journey to come to terms with what he has done will take him across seas and continents, deep into his own heart and the hearts of others.
Because in order to find true happiness, you have to know where to look...
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Product details

  • Hardback | 320 pages
  • 137 x 200 x 30mm | 384g
  • WEIDENFELD & NICOLSON
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 1474600042
  • 9781474600040
  • 851,529

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A very moving French story.. Delacourt writes with potent simplicity; I didn't want to stop reading. EVENING STANDARD 20170817
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A very moving French story.. Delacourt writes with potent simplicity; I didn't want to stop reading. * EVENING STANDARD *
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About Gregoire Delacourt

Gregoire Delacourt is the bestselling author of five novels and has won several literary awards. THE LIST OF MY DESIRES was a runaway number-one bestseller in France, with rights sold in thirty-three countries, and was selected for the Waterstones Book Club in the UK. WE ONLY SAW HAPPINESS , published in France as On ne voyait que le bonheur, was longlisted for the Prix Goncourt 2014. Gregoire lives in Paris, where he runs an advertising agency with his wife. Anthea Bell
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