The First Time Lauren Pailing Died (Hardback)Alyson Rudd (author)
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Lauren Pailing is born in the sixties, and a child of the seventies. She is thirteen years old the first time she dies.
Lauren Pailing is a teenager in the eighties, becomes a Londoner in the nineties. And each time she dies, new lives begin for the people who loved her - while Lauren enters a brand new life, too.
But in each of Lauren's lives, a man called Peter Stanning disappears. And, in each of her lives, Lauren sets out to find him.
And so it is that every ending is also a beginning. And so it is that, with each new beginning, Peter Stanning inches closer to finally being found...
The First Time Lauren Pailing Died is a book about loss, grief - and how, despite it not always feeling that way, every ending marks the start of something new.
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Number of pages: 384
Weight: 530 g
Dimensions: 227 x 159 x 31 mm
'A stylish time-slip story a la Sliding Doors' - The Guardian
'Stylish, alluring, utterly gripping. An intricate, elegantly written time-slip tale that keeps you guessing until the last page.' - Lisa O'Kelly, The Observer
'Stunning, moving and very clever' - Mark Lawson
'Beautiful, extremely moving and expertly done, with a lightness of touch that belies the complexity behind the plotting. I loved it (and I cried several times!)' - Harriet Tyce, author of Blood Orange
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