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For When I'm Gone

For When I'm Gone

‘Took my breath away. Exquisitely written’ Kate Weinberg
‘A moving portrait of a family in crisis’ Francesca Hornak

Because there’s never enough time to say goodbye…

Sylvia knows that she’s running out of time. Very soon, she will exist only in the memories of those who loved her most and the pieces of her life she’s left behind.

So she begins to write her husband a handbook for when she’s gone, somewhere to capture the small moments of ordinary, precious happiness in their married lives. From raising their wild, loving son, to what to give their gentle daughter on her eighteenth birthday – it’s everything she should have told him before it was too late.

But Sylvia also has a secret, one that she’s saved until the very last pages. And it’s a moment in her past that could change everything…

Readers are loving For When I’m Gone:

Reminded me of Cecelia Ahern’s P.S. I Love You […] have the tissues ready!

Exquisite and simply wonderful

Truthful and heartbreaking

I cannot recommend this book enough. Brilliant

Emotional, uplifting and full of hope

Beautifully written. Stunning
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Genre: Fiction & Related Items / Modern & Contemporary Fiction (post C 1945)

On Sale: 3rd September 2020

Price: £14.99

ISBN-13: 9781409195405


A moving portrait of a modern family in crisis.
Francesca Hornak
Ley took my breath away. Exquisitely written and deeply effective.
Kate Weinberg
It's heart-breaking. Beautifully written. Reminded me of Maggie O'Farrell.
Rebecca Thornton
A beautiful, sharply observed tale of motherhood, complicated women and family dynamics.
Charlotte Philby
Heartbreaking and yet uplifting... Rebecca Ley has written a wonderful debut.
Jenny Quintana
Beautifully written, with powerful messages of hope.
Katherine Webb