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The Book of Wonders

The Book of Wonders

Following her son's dreams could bring them both back to life ... The Book of Wonders is a moving, heart-warming tearjerker of a novel about finding the strength to carry on in the face of devastation, and how the most unlikely, painful moments can often be the ones which teach u... read full description below.

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ISBN 9781787473751
Barcode 9781787473751
Published 28 May 2019 by Quercus Publishing Plc
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
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Author(s) By Sandrel, Julien
Translated by Schwartz, Ros
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Full details for this title

ISBN-13 9781787473751
ISBN-10 1787473759
Stock Available
Status Indent title (internationally sourced), usually ships 4-6 weeks
Publisher Quercus Publishing Plc
Imprint Quercus Publishing
Publication Date 28 May 2019
International Publication Date 2 May 2019
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
Author(s) By Sandrel, Julien
Translated by Schwartz, Ros
Category Modern Fiction
Number of Pages 224
Dimensions Width: 136mm
Height: 216mm
Spine: 19mm
Weight 224g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
NBS Text General & Literary Fiction
ONIX Text General/trade
Dewey Code 843.92
Catalogue Code 982281

Description of this Book

She's living her life like every day is his last... Thelma is the busy single mum of 12-year-old Louis. When he is hit by a lorry one morning, their lives are changed for ever. Louis falls into a coma and the doctors are not optimistic. If he doesn't regain consciousness in the next four weeks, he will probably never wake up again. At home in Louis' bedroom, a devastated Thelma finds a list of all the things he wants to accomplish in his life, and suddenly sees a way to survive: she will fulfil her son's dreams, living them out for him, in the hope that it will bring him back. With the help of his nurse, Thelma sets up an iPad in Louis' hospital room so he can follow his mum's adventures. His first wish: to spend a day in Tokyo. Thelma has just one wish, that her son will recover.

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Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings

NZ Review This book will make you rethink your priorities in life * Sunday post *
UK Review Bertrams Star Rating: 2 stars (out of 5)

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Author's Bio

Julien Sandrel was born in 1980 in the south of France, is married and has two children. The Book of Wonders is his first novel, and was first published in France by Calmann-Levy in March 2018. Rights to the novel have sold in twenty-three territories.

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