Julia Holbe was born in 1969 and lives in Frankfurt am Main but spends part of the year in Brittany. She spent twenty years working as an editor of international literature at the publishing house S. Fischer Verlag. Our Happy Days is her first novel. Imogen Taylor is a literary translator based in Berlin. Her translations include Fear and Twins by Dirk Kurbjuweit, Sascha Arango's The Truth and Other Lies and Melanie Raabe's The Trap, The Stranger and The Shadow.
'[A] heart-pounding, evocative tale of love, friendship and betrayal pivoting around one never-ending summer on the Atlantic coast of France...The plot tantalises and twists...[A] captivating world.' * Australian Women's Weekly * 'Beautifully moving.' * TV-Media (Austria) * 'Julia Holbe has written a beautiful, light and yet powerfully evocative book about a bygone happiness.' * Der Spiegel (Germany) * 'A moving story with melancholy moments and a plea for friendship.' * Wetzlarer Neue Zeitung (Germany) * 'A story that you will soak up...You won't want to miss a detail, a feeling.' * denglers-buchkritik.de (Germany) * 'A moving story about the important things in life: friendship, love, forgiveness and the ability to live life to the fullest and seize its opportunities.' * Landlust (Germany) * 'Gripping.' * Frau von Heute (Germany) *