Before Everything (Paperback)

Victoria Redel

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End of sixth grade they made it their official name. It was a joke one afternoon but they liked the way it sounded. Permanent. The Old Friends. This way, the five girls agree, it's just a fact. And ours forever.Anna, Molly, Ming, Caroline, Helen: the Old Friends.Since adopting their official name aged eleven, they have seen each other through careers, children, illnesses, marriage, divorce, addiction, fame, fall outs.But now, Anna - fiercely loved mother and friend, and the Old Friends' glue - is diagnosed with cancer again, and this time, tired of recoveries and relapses, pitying looks and exhausting regimes, she simply says: no more.As her health declines, the politics of the still lived-in world merge with memories of the past while each Old Friend tries to accept the truth of what is happening: they are losing someone they cannot imagine life without.Some will fight her decision, some will accept it, but all will rejoice in a life fully lived.


Product Details

  • Product code: BOHYT
  • ISBN: 9781473651845
  • Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton General Division
  • Format: Paperback
  • Dimensions: 19.8cm x 12.8cm
  • Pages: 288
  • Publish date: Thu Apr 05 00:00:00 BST 2018
  • Book points: 8

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