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After Everything - Suellen Dainty

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Published: 1st April 2014
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It's never too late to make amends.

A small group of friends in their late fifties discover that life can still surprise them, and even present chances for new beginnings.



Recently divorced, Penny moves to a quaint town in France and renounces sex - until she meets an irresistible philosophy professor. Meanwhile unmarried Peter falls head over heels with fiercely independent Frieda; Tim and Angie face challenges in their childless marriage; and Jeremy, twice divorced, develops a destructive interest in under-age girls.



Finally, there's Sandy, Penny's ex-husband and a once acclaimed songwriter who realises too late that he took his marriage for granted. He wants to make amends but first he'll have to confront a secret tragedy that has haunted him for decades.


After Everything is a wry, emotionally astute novel about second chances and the getting of wisdom long after you think you've grown up.

About the Author

Suellen Dainty grew up in Sydney, where she worked as a journalist for The Australian, The Sydney Morning Herald and the Australian Broadcasting Corporation. She moved to England more than twenty years ago and worked for many years as a producer for Sky News. She lives in Somerset.

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        3.0

        Disappointing, failed to engage

        By Scooter

        from NSW mid north coast

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          • Not What I expected
          • Superficial

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            The character development and storyline was disappointing and superficial. I couldn't be bothered to read more than about 10%.

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            1.0

            Very light on

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            from Sydney

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                  I was disappointed in this book, it was easy to read but not at all deep or stimulating

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                  5.0

                  A Must Read for Anyone Over 30

                  By Jen the Hen

                  from sydney Nsw

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                  • Deserves Multiple Readings
                  • Engaging Characters
                  • Insightful Funny Wise
                  • Well Written

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                    Comments about After Everything:

                    well written portrayals with characters that come alive on the page and resonate with anyone over 30 and particularly with the gen x and baby boomer generation. not only strong characters and insight into people and emotional trajectories but filled with gentle humour and original and delicious observations on marriage, children, teenagers and life

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                    "A moving, dangerous, shrewd and un-putdown-able story."--Robert Drewe, author of Our Sunshine

                    ISBN: 9781742612898
                    ISBN-10: 174261289X
                    Audience: General
                    Format: Paperback
                    Language: English
                    Number Of Pages: 352
                    Published: 1st April 2014
                    Publisher: Pan Macmillan Australia
                    Dimensions (cm): 23.1 x 15.2  x 2.5
                    Weight (kg): 0.43