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After Everything - Suellen Dainty


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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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


    Best Uses

    • Gift
    • Older Readers
    • Travel Reading

    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