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The Book of Wonders

Julien Sandrel

4 Reviews

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Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)

Open your heart to the most life-affirming and uplifting novel of the year...

THE BOOK OF WONDERS is a moving, heart-warming tearjerker of a novel about finding the strength to carry on in the face of devastation, and how the most unlikely, painful moments can often be the ones which teach us that life is worth living.

Live every day like it's your last.

Thelma is the busy single mum of 12-year-old Louis. When he is involved in an accident, their lives are changed for ever. Louis falls into a coma and the doctors are not optimistic: if he doesn't regain consciousness in the next four weeks, he will probably never wake up again.

At home in Louis' bedroom, a devastated Thelma finds a list of all the things he wants to accomplish in his life, and suddenly sees a way to survive: she will fulfil her son's dreams, in the hope that it will bring him back. With the help of his nurse, Thelma sets up an iPad in Louis' hospital room so he can follow her adventures. His first wish: to spend a day in Tokyo. Thelma has just one desperate hope, that her son will come back to her.

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Praise for The Book of Wonders

  • This book will make you rethink your priorities in life - Sunday post

  • Heartwarming and tearjerking - Irish Examiner

  • A hope-against-hope, madcap race against time - Saga

  • a sweet and heartfelt read - Heat

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Julien Sandrel

Julien Sandrel was born in 1980 in the south of France, is married and has two children. The Book of Wonders is his first novel, and was first published in France by Calmann-Levy in March 2018. Rights to the novel have sold in twenty-three territories.

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