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The Life I was Meant to Live

Julien Sandrel



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10 November 2020
'A charming and heart-warming read that will warm your cockles this winter' Heat Thirty-nine-year-old Romane is a doctor and hypochondriac. Her usually uneventful life changes when one of her patients insists that she saw Romane coming out of a hospital in Marseille, looking very ill. But Romane is perfectly healthy and has never stepped foot in Marseille. So who did her patient see?

Romane sets off for the south of France, determined to uncover the mystery of her lookalike. Her investigation leads her to Juliette, a bookseller in Avignon. When the two women meet it soon becomes clear they are twins. But how is it possible that neither of them knew of each other's existence? What secrets have their families been keeping? On their search for the truth the two sisters embark on an astonishing journey filled with both pain and joy...

Sandrel's first novel, The Book of Wonders, was a global bestseller. It has been translated into 26 languages and will be adapted for the big screen. His second novel is a deeply moving and inspiring story about the quest for happiness and a second chance at life.

PRAISE FOR THE BOOK OF WONDERS 'A sweet and heartfelt read' Heat 'Will make you rethink your priorities in life' Sunday Post 'Heart-warming and tear-jerking' Irish Examiner
By:   Julien Sandrel
Imprint:   Quercus
Country of Publication:   United Kingdom
Dimensions:   Height: 214mm,  Width: 134mm,  Spine: 26mm
Weight:   300g
ISBN:   9781529406450
ISBN 10:   1529406455
Pages:   224
Publication Date:   10 November 2020
Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Julien Sandrel was born in 1980 in the south of France, is married and has two children. His first novel, The Book of Wonders, was first published in France by Calmann-Levy in 2018. Rights to the novel have sold in twenty-six territories, it was an international bestseller and is currently being adapted for film. His second novel, The Life I Was Meant to Live, publishes November 2020.

Reviews for The Life I was Meant to Live

This book will make you rethink your priorities in life - Sunday post A sweet and heartfelt read - Heat A hope-against-hope, madcap race against time - Saga Heartwarming and tearjerking - Irish Examiner

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