Paris for One and Other Stories (Paperback)Jojo Moyes (author)
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"Paris for One and Other Stories is a collection of short stories I’ve written over the past decade. They’re mostly love stories - between stranded tourists and waiters, disappointed wives, Wotsit-coloured television presenters and jewel thieves. There are plenty of twists, and some laughs, and I hope they give you a lift in winter’s bleakest months." - Jojo Moyes
Nell is twenty-six and has never been to Paris.
She's never even been on a romantic weekend away - to anywhere - before. Travelling abroad isn't really her thing. But when Nell's boyfriend fails to show up, she has the chance to prove to everyone - including herself - that she can be independent and intrepid. Alone in Paris, Nell finds a version of herself she never knew existed...
In the ten other stories, Jojo Moyes introduces us to a cast of strong, relatable women in the midst of their everyday lives. In Honeymoon in Paris, featuring characters from her bestselling novel, The Girl You Left Behind, Liv and Sophie - though decades apart - both find that marriage is only the beginning of their love stories.
In Crocodile Shoes, a businesswoman's blossoming confidence emerges from a fateful changing-room mix-up. And in both Love in the Afternoon and A Bird in the Hand, two couples dance around the trickiness of long-time marriage. In this irresistible collection, readers will be whisked from elegant perfume shops to taxis to five-star hotel rooms and more.
Jojo Moyes takes every-day, real life moments and spins them into extraordinary, unforgettable stories and in Paris for One and Other Stories - funny, charming, and unmissable - she is at her brilliant best.
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
Number of pages: 384
Weight: 266 g
Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 23 mm
'A heartwarming debut collection of short stories - all centred on everyday women - from the author of Me Before You.' - Mail on Sunday
'A beautiful read.' - Hello
'An undeniably enjoyable dose of escapism.' - Irish Independent
'The best-selling queen of romantic fiction has delivered the goods. You'll love getting lost in these charming tales.' - Sunday Mirror
'Moyes' characters are so real you want to find out what happens to them.' - Choice
'From unhappy women overcoming problems to fairytale romance, you'll love getting lost in these charming tales.' - People
'A book that maps the wonder of everyday love' - Metro
'Lots to cheer about in Moyes' first collection of short stories. If you want romance, the title story and its hapless heroine Nell will give it to you in spades' - Red
'With a talent for writing about the everyday in a wonderfully warm and wacky way, Moyes somehow manages to break your heart before restoring your faith in love' - Sunday Express
'Like her peers David Nicholls and Marian Keyes, Moyes possesses the enviable gift of making the reader laugh in the gloomiest of circumstances' - Independent on Sunday
'Just like Moyes' other works, the stories are heartfelt, emotional and teach us about love, loss, liberation and laughter. Fans of her previous work will love it' - OK!
'Delightful short stories from the author of Me Before You' - Prima
'Irresistible... Paris for One offers a dose of instant escapism to whisk you away' - Daily Express
'Moyes is always good on male/female relationships. But her sneaky brilliance is in the way she discreetly includes the powerful influence that women have on each other's love lives' - Daily Mail
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