Life, Death and Vanilla Slices (Paperback)
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Life, Death and Vanilla Slices (Paperback)

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Published: 15/08/2013
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'Very dark and very funny' Jo Brand
'Utterly compelling' Jojo Moyes
'Totally compulsive reading' Jenny Colgan

Jean Collins had two daughters. But she only loved one of them.

She knew it was wrong, but she just couldn't help herself. Jess was a little sweetheart, everyone said so. Anne was awkward and serious and not much fun, to be frank.

But now the years have passed. Jess is missing - run off long ago, no one knows where or why. So when Jean is left in a coma after a road accident, it's Anne who travels back up north to sit at her mother's bedside. And she wonders - why did Jean dash out into the road without looking? What distracted her? And why was she carrying a box of vanilla slices, the cream cakes she only ever bought for extra special occasions?

Meanwhile there are secrets waiting for Anne and Jean, back at the old family home. Secrets that were buried a long time ago . . .

A brilliantly observed, page-turning family drama from Sunday Times bestselling author Jenny Eclair
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PRAISE FOR JENNY ECLAIR:

'Wonderfully written, insightful and riveting'Daily Mail

'Both heart-rending and compelling' Clare Mackintosh

'SO immersive, atmospheric and compelling' Marian Keyes

'Witty, moving, dark and absorbing' Jo Brand

'An elegant, gripping and mesmeric read' Helen Lederer

'An absolute page-turner of a story' Judy Finnigan

'Compelling, compassionate and keenly observed' Independent
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'Don't miss the unforgettable new novel from Jenny Eclair - INHERITANCE is out now

Publisher: Little, Brown Book Group
ISBN: 9780751547559
Number of pages: 352
Weight: 242 g
Dimensions: 197 x 125 x 20 mm


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Of course it's funny, but it's also dark, honest and totally compulsive reading - Jenny Colgan

Very dark and very funny. I had it glued to my face until I'd finished it - Jo Brand

Utterly compelling, brave, angry and melancholy all at once . . . I want to read her others now - Jojo Moyes

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Brenda

“A brilliant book, I laughed and cried.”

This is the first Jenny Eclair book that I have read and didnt really know what to expect, but wow, I enjoyed it so much.

It is a real page turner. It pulled me in right from the start and I really felt for the... More

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“loved it!”

I cannot express just how enjoyable I found this book. Every emotion has been exhausted! I feel like a member of the family, a family which needed healing. The only way this book could be improved is if there was a... More

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“Intriguing & heartbreaking, the novel pulls you in”

The cover of Life, Death and Vanilla Slices looks cutesy and fun, but don't go in expecting this to be a fluffy chick-lit read (like I did), because it's anything but that. Because of my wrong assumption of... More

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