a Richard and Judy Book Club summer read 2018

This is not a great love story.

This is a story about great love.

On a morning that seems just like any other, Robbie wakes in his bed, his wife Emily asleep beside him, as always. He rises and dresses, makes his coffee, feeds his dogs, just as he usually does. But then he leaves Emily a letter and does something that will break her heart. As the years go back all the way to 1962, Robbie's actions become clearer as we discover the story of a couple with a terrible secret - one they will do absolutely anything to protect.

Perfect for fans of Jojo Moyes's ME BEFORE YOU, David Nicholls's ONE DAY and M L Stedman's THE LIGHT BETWEEN OCEANS.

'Julie Cohen's writing is powerful, moving and truly beautiful' Joanna Cannon, author of THE TROUBLE WITH GOATS AND SHEEP

  • ISBN: 9781409171751
  • Author: Julie Cohen
  • Availability: In Stock
  • Pub date: 11.07.17
  • RRP: $34.99
  • Format: Paperback / softback


Julie Cohen

Julie Cohen grew up in the western mountains of Maine. Her house was just up the hill from the library and she spent many hours walking back and forth, her nose in a book. She studied English Literature at Brown University and Cambridge University and is a popular speaker and teacher of creative writing, including classes for the Guardian and Literature Wales. Her books have been translated into fifteen languages and have sold nearly a million copies; DEAR THING was a Richard and Judy Book Club pick. Julie lives in Berkshire with her husband, son and a terrier of dubious origin.

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