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About Last Night…

If you like feel-good romance, from writers like Sophie Kinsella, Marian Keyes, Jojo Moyes, and Kirsty Greenwood then you will love this funny, heartwarming story of love and loss, friendships and families, country life and city bright lights – from best selling British author, Catherine Alliott.

‘About Last Night …’ The funny, enthralling and heartwarming story of a woman who gets a second chance in life – but will she have the courage to take it?

Molly has moved from London to rural Herefordshire chasing the Good Life. Swapping the tube for horseback, she is living the country dream.

Except it was her late husband’s dream, not hers.

Then a distant relative of her late husband kicks the bucket, leaving a London townhouse in her possession, and Molly dares to consider chucking it all in. Quitting the Good Life and going back to her good life.

But there’s a problem. A rather tall, handsome problem. In the shape of a man already living in Molly’s new house. And when a face appears from her past, Molly is more confused than ever.

Will Molly’s London dream replace her muddy reality? Do any of the men in her life really have honorable intentions? And has she said goodbye to country life too soon?

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Going Too Far

’You’ve gone all fat and complacent because you’ve got your man, haven’t you?’

Polly Penhalligan is outraged at the suggestion that since getting married to Nick and settling into their beautiful manor farmhouse in Cornwall she has let herself go. But watching a lot of telly and gorging on biscuits, not getting dressed until lunchtime and waiting for pregnancy to strike are not the signs of someone living an active and fulfilled life. So Polly does something rash.

She allows her home to be used as a location for a TV advert. Having a glamorous film crew around will certainly put a bomb under the idyllic, rural life. Only perhaps she should have consulted Nick first.

Because before the cameras have even started to roll – and complete chaos descends on the farm – Polly’s marriage has been turned upside down. This time she really has gone too far . . .

‘Alliott’s joie de vivre is irresistible’ Daily Mail

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My Husband Next Door

Separated in every way but distance, Sebastian resides in an outhouse across the lawn from Ella’s ramshackle farmhouse.

When Ella married the handsome, celebrated artist Sebastian Montclair at just nineteen she was madly in love. Now, those blissful years of marriage have turned into the very definition of an unconventional set-up.

With an ex-husband living under her nose and a home crowded by hostile teenaged children, gender-confused chickens – not to mention her hyper critical mother whose own marriage slips spectacularly off the rails -Ella finds comfort in the company of the very charming gardener, Ludo.

Then out of the blue Sebastian decides to move on, catching Ella horribly unawares. How much longer can she hide from what really destroyed her marriage . . . and the secret she continues to keep?

‘I raced through it, completely gripped from start to finish’ Daily Mail

‘A captivating and heartwarming tale’ Closer

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The Secret Life of Evie Hamilton

Evie Hamilton has a secret . . . one she doesn’t even know about. Yet . . .

Evie is the wife an Oxford Don and a mum who’s biggest worry in life is whether or not she can fit in a manicure on her way to fetch her daughter from clarinet lessons. But she’s blissfully unaware that her charmed and happy life is about to be turned upside-down.

For one sunny morning a letter lands on Evie’s immaculate doormat. It’s a bombshell, knocking her carefully arranged and managed world completely askew and it threatens to sabotage all she holds dear.

What will be left and what will change forever? Is Evie strong enough to fight for what she loves? Can her entire world really be as fragile as her best china?

‘Classy, wonderfully gossipy and breathless’ Red

‘We defy you not to get caught up in Alliott’s life-changing tale’ Heat

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Wish You Were Here

A hilarious, compulsively readable novel from the Number One bestseller – Catherine Alliott

When Flora, James and their two teenage daughters are offered the holiday of a lifetime in a chateau in the South of France in return for one simple good deed, they jump at the chance to escape the confines of Clapham, the weight of the mortgage and anxieties over their future for a blissful break.

But Flora didn’t anticipate a mysterious guest and a whole heap of family baggage coming along too.
And with James developing a schoolboy crush on a famous singer and Flora distracted by ghosts from her past, their dream holiday suddenly takes some very unexpected turns . . .

‘A breezy, comic, summery romp that will appeal to fans of Jilly Cooper’ Sunday Mirror

‘A thoroughly engaging, entertaining read’ Daily Mail

‘While you’ll probably be glad that you’re not on this holiday with the Murray-Browns, make sure to take them on yours.’ Heat

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The Wedding Day

Annie O’Harran is getting married . . . all over again

A divorced, single mum, Annie is about to tie the knot with David. But there’s a long summer to get through first. A summer where’s she’s retreating to a lonely house in Cornwall, where’s she’s going to finish her book, spend time with her teenage daughter Flora and make any last-minute wedding plans.

Annie should be so lucky. For almost as soon as Annie arrives her competitive sister and her wild brood fetch up. While Annie’s louche ex-husband and his latest squeeze are holidaying nearby and insist on dropping in. Plus there’s the surprise American houseguest who can’t help sharing his heartbreak.

Suddenly Annie’s big day seems a long, long way off – and if she’s not careful it might never happen at all . . .

‘Alliott’s joie de vivre is irresistible’ Daily Mail

‘Possibly my favorite writer’ Marian Keyes

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The Real Thing

Every girl’s got one – that old boyfriend they never quite fell out of love with . . .

Tessa Hamilton’s thirty, with a lovely husband and home, two adorable kids, and not a care in the world. Sure her husband ogles the nanny more than she should allow. And keeping up with the Joneses is a full-time occupation. But she’s settled and happy. No seven-year itch for Tessa.

Except at the back of her mind is Patrick Cameron. Gorgeous, moody, rebellious, he’s the boy she met when she was seventeen. The boy her vicar father told her she couldn’t see and who left to go to Italy to paint. The boy she’s not heard from in twelve long years. And now he’s back.

Questioning every choice, every decision she’s made since Patrick left, Tessa is about to risk her family and everything she has become to find out whether she did the right thing first time round . . .

‘The writing is both intelligent and sparkling’ Marian Keyes

‘You’re in for a treat’ Daily Express

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One Day in May

One day in May, Hattie’s life changes forever . . .

Hattie Carrington has good reason to be happy. Her antiques business is flourishing, her teenage son is settled at school and she’s enjoying a fling with a sexy, younger man. But when work takes her back to the village of Little Crandon, heartbreaking memories of her first love surface. It seems that the secret affair with married politician Dominic Forbes, which changed the course of her life, just won’t go away.

So when Hattie’s bumps into Dominic’s widow and his gorgeous younger brother, Hal, her world is turned upside down. Though she’s still trying to hide from her mistakes, she knows that if she’s ever to fall in love again she needs to be honest with others, and herself.

Can she admit what really happened with Dominic all those years ago? And, if so, is she ready for the consequences?

‘Another charming tale of love and heartbreak from this wonderfully warm and witty author’ Woman

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Olivia’s Luck

Catherine Alliott’s brilliantly warm and funny take on taking control of your life, in Olivia’s Luck.

‘I don’t care what color you paint the sodding hall. I’m leaving.’

When her husband Johnny suddenly walks out on ten years of marriage, their ten-year-old daughter and the crumbling house they’re up to their eyeballs renovating, Olivia is at first totally devastated. How could he? How could she not have noticed his unhappiness?

But she’s not one to weep for long.

Not when she’s got three builders camped in her back garden, a neighbor with a never-ending supply of cast-off men she thinks Olivia would be drawn to and a daughter with her own firm views on . . . well, just about everything.

Will Johnny ever come back? And if he doesn’t, will Olivia’s luck ever change for the better?

‘Sensitive, funny and wonderfully well written’ Daily Express

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Not That Kind of Girl

A girl can get into all kinds of trouble just by going back to work . . .

Henrietta Tate gave up everything for her husband Marcus and their kids. But now that the children are away at school and she’s rattling round their large country house all day she’s feeling more than a little lost.

So when a friend puts her in touch with Laurie, a historian in need of a PA, Henrietta heads for London. Quickly, she throws herself into the job. Marcus is – of course – jealous of her spending so much time with her charming new boss. And soon enough her absence causes cracks to form in their marriage that just can’t be papered over.

Then Rupert, a very old flame, reappears, and Henrietta suddenly finds herself torn between three men. How did this happen? She’s not that kind of girl . . . is she?

‘An addictive cocktail of wit, frivolity and madcap romance’ Time Out

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A Married Man

‘What could be nicer than living in the country?’

Lucy Fellowes is in a bind. She’s a widow living in a pokey London flat with two small boys and an erratic income. But when her mother-in-law offers her a converted barn on the family’s estate – she knows it’s a brilliant opportunity for her and the kids. But there’s a problem …

The estate is a shrine to Lucy’s dead husband Ned. The whole family has been unable to get over his death. If she’s honest the whole family is far from normal. And if Lucy is to accept this offer she’ll be putting herself completely in their incapable hands.

Which leads to Lucy’s other problem. Charlie – the only man since Ned who she’s had any feelings for – lives nearby. The problem? He’s already married . . .

‘A joy . . . you’re in for a treat’ Daily Express

‘I literally couldn’t put this down. An addictive cocktail of wit, frivolity and madcap romance’ Time Out

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The Old Girl Network

Finding true love’s a piece of cake – as long as you’re looking for someone else’s true love . . .

Polly McLaren is young, scatty and impossibly romantic. She works for an arrogant and demanding boss, and has a gorgeous if never-there-when-you-need-him boyfriend. But the day a handsome stranger recognizes her old school scarf, her life is knocked completely off kilter.

Adam is American, new to the country and begs Polly’s help in finding his missing fiancé. Over dinner at the Savoy, she agrees – the girls of St Gertrude’s look out for one another. However, the old-girl network turns out to be a spider’s web of complications and deceit in which everyone and everything Polly cares about is soon hopelessly entangled.

The course of true love never did run smooth. But no one said anything about ruining your life over it. And it’s not even Polly’s true love . . .

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Rosie Meadows Regrets…

‘Tell me, Alice, how does a girl go about getting a divorce these days?’

Three years ago Rosie walked blindly into marriage with Harry. They have precisely nothing in common except perhaps their little boy Ivo. Not that Harry pays him much attention, preferring to spend his time with his braying upper class friends.

But the night that Harry drunkenly does something unspeakable, Rosie decides he’s got to go. In between fantasizing how she might bump him off, she takes the much more practical step of divorcing this blight on her and Ivo’s lives.

However, when reality catches up with her darkest fantasies, Rosie realizes, at long last, that it is time she took charge of her life. There’ll be no more regrets, and time, perhaps, for a little love.

‘Alliott’s joie de vivre is irresistible’ Daily Mail

‘The writing is both intelligent and sparkling’ Marian Keyes