Emma Kennedy

The Things We Left Unsaid
  • The Things We Left Unsaid

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    "A beautiful novel... So tender and thoughtful. I loved it" MARIAN KEYES

    "A gorgeous, rich treat" JANE FALLON
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    Rachel’s relationship with her mother, Eleanor, has always been far from perfect. Eleanor is a renowned artist born from the swinging sixties, and Rachel has forever lived in the shadow of her success.

    When Rachel is left by her fiancé on the morning of their wedding she has no choice but to move back into her family home and spend an unbearably hot summer with a mother she feels distant from – in the presence of many painful memories.

    It will take another turn of events before Rachel realises that sometimes the past holds exactly the comfort we need. And that behind the words left unsaid are untold stories that have the power to define us.

    Imbued with warmth and full of characters who will steal your heart, THE THINGS WE LEFT UNSAID is a radiant novel in which past and present collide with life-affirming consequences.
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    Early readers absolutely love The Things We Left Unsaid:

    ‘A really enjoyable book.’
    Truly beautiful. I adored this book. I cried and know that when I read this again and again I’ll cry each time.’
    ‘A real and full story that was completely relatable.’
    ‘An excellent read and I would certainly recommend it.’
    ‘The sense of time and place was very authentic.’
    ‘I loved the characters and both them and London felt so alive. The story unfolded at a good pace with lots of treasured moments and the story felt new.’
    ‘The little details portraying the different time periods really make this book special. This is definitely one I’ll be recommending.’
    A beautiful story of relationships and their complications.’
    Would recommend without hesitation.’
    ‘I absolutely loved it.’
    ‘Set in two time periods, present day and the sixties, this is a compelling tale of two women coming of age and coming to terms with themselves. I loved this book.’
    I loved this book, from start to finish it had me wanting to keep reading!’
    ‘It is funny, sad and intriguing, a must read. I honestly was sad to get to the end.’
    ‘A funny, touching story.’
    ‘This novel is an absolute gem. I loved everything about it.’
    ‘I loved the way the characters were developed in the story. They worked their way into my heart.’
    ‘This author has insight and compassion and is an excellent storyteller, wise and full of empathy.

Emma Kennedy is a bestselling author, TV writer, actress and presenter. She has written nine books including her bestselling memoirs, The Tent the Bucket and Me and I Left My Tent in San Francisco. She wrote the Wilma Tenderfoot series for children and has also adapted The Tent the Bucket and Me for the BBC, renamed The Kennedys. The Things We Left Unsaid is Emma’s debut adult novel. As an actress Emma has appeared in many award-winning comedies including Goodness Gracious Me, People Like Us and Miranda. Emma won Celebrity Masterchef in 2012 and is a Guinness World Record holder. Emma lives in Surrey with her wife and their dogs, and is hard at work on her next novel. You can follow her on Twitter @EmmaKennedy.