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Lifesaving for Beginners

Ciara Geraghty, Ciara Geraghty

8 Reviews

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Fiction, Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)

The fantastic fourth novel by Irish bestselling author Ciara Geraghty - a bittersweet, quirky tale about letting love in, and learning to live.

Kat Kavanagh is not in love. She has lots of friends, an ordinary job, and she never ever thinks about her past.

This is Kat's story. None of it is true.

Milo McIntyre loves his mam, the peanut-butter-and-banana muffins at the Funky Banana cafe, and the lifesaving class he does after school. He never thinks about his future, until the day it changes forever.

This is Milo's story. All of it is true.

And then there is the other story. The one with a twist of fate which somehow brings together a boy from Brighton and a woman in Dublin, and uncovers the truth once and for all.

This is the story that's just about to begin.

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Praise for Lifesaving for Beginners

  • Heart-breaking and funny, poignant and life affirming. - on LIFESAVING FOR BEGINNERS

  • Definitely her best yet . . . Clever, poignant and absorbing - Fabulous magazine on LIFESAVING FOR BEGINNERS

  • Spectacular . . . LIFESAVING FOR BEGINNERS is a novel that needs to be seen and needs to be read. -

  • A moving, poetic tale about how life can change in the blink of an eye - Bella on LIFESAVING FOR BEGINNERS

  • A beautifully written story that offers vivid, believable characters who will stay with you long after the final page - Press Association on LIFESAVING FOR BEGINNERS

  • A beautifully written, somewhat whimsical and very encouraging tale about grabbing hold of life's reins, breaking away from the monotony of a dull routine and following your dreams . . . emotional, joyous . . . I adored it. - Daily Mail on FINDING MR FLOOD

  • I really enjoyed the story, finding it well-paced and with lots of surprises to pull the plot off in different directions . . . I was truly hooked and sped through it -

  • Heart-breaking and funny, poignant and life affirming. - on LIFESAVING FOR BEGINNERS

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Ciara Geraghty

Ciara Geraghty is the author of five novels: Now That I've Found You, Saving Grace, Becoming Scarlett, Finding Mr Flood and Lifesaving for Beginners. She lives in Dublin with her husband, three children and dog.

You can find out more at, visit her Facebook page at, or follow her on Twitter

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