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If Only I Could Tell You

Hannah Beckerman

3 Reviews

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Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)

A poignant and uplifting story about family and forgiveness that will appeal to readers who have loved Jojo Moyes' ME BEFORE YOU and Ruth Hogan's THE KEEPER OF LOST THINGS.

'I loved it' Jojo Moyes

Audrey's family has fallen apart. Her two grown-up daughters, Jess and Lily, are estranged, and her two teenage granddaughters have never been allowed to meet. A secret that echoes back thirty years has splintered the family in two, but is also the one thing keeping them connected.

As tensions reach breaking point, the irrevocable choice that one of them made all those years ago is about to surface. After years of secrets and silence, how can one broken family find their way back to each other?

A life-affirming novel with a twist that will break your heart and an ending that will put it together again.

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Praise for If Only I Could Tell You

  • Totally engrossing, achingly sad and so perceptive about the corrosive legacy of family secrets

  • Utterly compelling and completely heart-breaking. I couldn't put it down

  • What a fabulous novel - I loved Audrey SO MUCH. She was an absolute joy! If Only I Could Tell You breaks your heart, but with an incredible skill and elegance. A wonderful story about families, secrets and how our many different interpretations of the world can determine the paths we take. I loved it to bits

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Hannah Beckerman

Hannah Beckerman worked in television as a producer and commissioning editor for the BBC, Channel 4 and the Discovery Channel USA before becoming a full-time author and journalist. She is a book critic and features writer for a range of publications including the Observer, the Financial Times Weekend Magazine and the Sunday Express, and is a regular chair at literary festivals and publishing events across the UK. She has been a judge for numerous book prizes including the Costa Book Awards.

Her debut novel, The Dead Wife's Handbook, was published in 2014. Described as 'beautifully written and full of love' and 'original, emotive and achingly poignant', it was Heat magazine's Book of the Year and Hello! magazine's Best Summer Read.

She lives in London with her husband and daughter. To find out more, follow her on Twitter @hannahbeckerman

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