Another Life (Hardback)
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Another Life (Hardback)

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Hardback 400 Pages / Published: 01/04/2021
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THE STUNNING AND DEVASTATING BBC2 BETWEEN THE COVERS PICK ABOUT LOVE, HOPE, SACRIFICE AND THE TIES THAT FOREVER BIND US

'Absolutely loved it. I thought about it as I went to bed, as I was washing up' GIOVANNA FLETCHER
'An astounding debut about sibling grief, religion and sliding doors love'
PANDORA SYKES
'This beautiful tale of love, loss and sacrifice will break your heart . . . Perfectly captures the agony of falling in love' DAILY MAIL
_______

She could be the girl dancing on tables one night, and the next she'd be hiding in the shadows.

Just when I thought I understood her, she would melt away and become a completely new person, and I'd have to start all over again.

That's how it was with Anna.
_______

Nick and Anna work the same summer job at their local cinema. Anna is mysterious, beautiful, and from a very different world to Nick.

She's grown up preparing for the end of days, in a tightly-controlled existence where Christmas, getting drunk and sex before marriage are all off-limits.

So when Nick comes into her life, Anna falls passionately in love. Their shared world burns with poetry and music, cigarettes and conversation - hints of the people they hope to become.

But Anna, on the cusp of adulthood, is afraid to give up everything she's ever believed in, and everyone she's ever loved. She walks away, and Nick doesn't stop her.

Years later, a tragedy draws Anna back into Nick's life.

But rekindling their relationship leaves Anna and Nick facing a terrible choice between a love that's endured decades, and the promises they've made to others along the way.

_______

'A modern day Atonement meets David Nicholls. Beautifully written - I couldn't put it down' EMMA GANNON

'Prepare for all the feels in this heart-breaking must-read' FABULOUS MAGAZINE

'I loved it. Beautifully written, it made me think about love and breaking out into a world that is completely different' ZOE LYONS

'Like if One Day had been written by Sally Rooney' 5***** READER REVIEW

'An intricate story of love . . . A beautiful piece of writing' SUNDAY EXPRESS

'I was devastated to finish this book. It broke my heart, and if you're a fan of Sally Rooney, Another Life is something you'll want. The characters are real, the themes of grief, family and loss are so raw. Chapman is a master' DAILY RECORD

'Fans of David Nicholls will adore this complex love story'
PRIMA

'The Romeo and Juliet of our generation'
GILLIAN MCALLISTER

'This book broke me in the best way. A heart wrenching portrait . . . It feels a bit like if One Day had been written by Sally Rooney'
5***** READER REVIEW

'This beautiful tale of love, loss and sacrifice will break your heart . . . Perfectly captures the agony of falling in love'
DAILY MAIL

'Stunning. Written with such poignancy, full of nostalgia, unspoken longing and the agony of wrong turns'
BETH MORREY

'A complex, beautiful, multilayered debut exploring love in all its forms' WOMAN'S WEEKLY

'I have a feeling that this will be one of my favourite books of 2021! I could not put it down, it's so, so good' 5***** READER REVIEW

Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
ISBN: 9780241456910
Number of pages: 400
Weight: 629 g
Dimensions: 240 x 162 x 36 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
An astounding debut about sibling grief, religion and sliding doors love -- Pandora Sykes
A modern day Atonement meets David Nicholls. Beautifully written - I couldn't put it down -- Emma Gannon
Absolutely loved it - thought about it as I went to bed, as I was washing up -- Giovanna Fletcher
I loved it, so glad I read it. Beautifully written, made me think about love and breaking out into a world that is completely different -- Zoey Lyons
Really enjoyed the double life aspect of the book. Really good on relationships -- Hugh Dennis
A stunning one-that-got-away romance, this is an intricate story of love entwined with loss that will tug on your heartstrings . . . A beautiful piece of writing * Sunday Express *
Deep, rich, thoughtful. It reminded me of how I felt when I first read David Nicholls and Jodi Picoult. It's the Romeo and Juliet of our generation -- Gillian McAllister
I loved the brothers' relationship. Very moving. Fascinating -- Don Warrington
This is a little bit Sliding Doors, a little bit One Day, a little bit will-they-won't-they - and you're desperate for a happy ending. Jodie Chapman does a brilliant job of describing what happens when life gets in the way of love. A really special book -- Sara Cox
This beautiful tale of love, loss and sacrifice will break your heart . . . With echoes of David Nicholls' One Day and Sally Rooney's novels, it perfectly captures the agony of falling in love and the razor-sharp reality of pain and loss * Daily Mail *
Prepare for all the feels in this heart-breaking must-read * Sun *
Very readable, very enjoyable. We loved it! -- Sara Cox
This love (in every sense of the word) story will speak to anyone who has felt an enduring, painful, yet wonderfully beautiful love. From first loves that never really leave you to difficult family dynamics we can spend our whole lives trying to cope with, Another Life is astounding * Inside Kent *
It broke my heart to close the book on this romance . . . Chapman is a master at bringing her story to life on the page * Daily Record *
Stunning. Written with such poignancy, full of nostalgia, unspoken longing and the agony of wrong turns -- Beth Morrey
Fans of David Nicholls will adore this complex love story * Prima *
A complex, beautiful, multilayered debut exploring love in all its forms * Woman's Weekly *
If you love sweet, sorrowful coming-of-age tales, you'll love this beautifully written debut * Heat *
Beautiful. Finished with a lump in my throat. A never-ending daisy chain smoking summer of first love * Ericka Waller, 'Dog Days' *
A beautifully written story of love in all its forms . . . The writing is stunning and intuitive, and the story is one I don't think I will forget * NB Magazine *
Teeming with acute observations and wired with suspense, this novel explores how we are the architects of our own lives * Irish Times *

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“My Book of the Year, no question.”

This is an incredible read that is nostalgic, profound and beautifully written. Chapman captures the moments of longing, love, despair and grief so concisely and powerfully they cut deep and linger for days/weeks... More

Hardback edition
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“This is not just another love story. This is another life”

#AnotherLife
By Jodie Chapman

This is not just another love story. This is another life.

When Nick and teenager Anna both start work at the local cinema, their love affair that follows is emotionally intense and a... More

Hardback edition
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“Book Club book”

A story about Nick and Anna, and their on-off relationship. The book starts with tragedy which makes Nick think about his past and how he has acted. He struggles to convey his feelings because he doesn’t understand... More

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