Liz Ryan - The Year of Her Life - Hodder & Stoughton

Time remaining

  • -- days
  • -- hours
  • -- minutes
  • -- seconds
Other Formats
  • E-Book £P.O.R.
    More information
    • ISBN:9781444781403
    • Publication date:23 May 2013

The Year of Her Life

By Liz Ryan

  • Paperback
  • £5.99

A moving portrait of female friends and how they changed from the highly-acclaimed Irish journalist whose novels of life in Ireland speak for a generation.

Lauren Kilroy and Saiv Lovett have been best friends since one was a college dropout while the other headed the class. A decade later, Lauren is a high-flying advertising executive while Saiv is a shy philosophy professor, and still, each is the first person the other turns to for help.
And now, Lauren needs her friend. Her hectic life includes parties every night, an apartment in trendy Temple Bar - and being the mistress of a high-profile judge who has given her what could be a fatal disease.
Faced with the illness but refusing to confront it, Lauren contacts Saiv and talks her into into flying off to Italy, where a new world opens up for them both. While Lauren begins to re-think her busy, superficial, money-mad life and make the most of every moment, Saiv finds her own life changing along with Lauren's.

'Liz Ryan understands not only a woman's heart but a woman's mind' Terry Keane Sunday Times

Biographical Notes

Liz Ryan has been a journalist with the Dublin Independent and Herald for many years, and a regular contributor to many magazines and radio programmes.

  • Other details

  • ISBN: 9780340768785
  • Publication date: 07 Mar 2002
  • Page count: 448
  • Imprint: Hodder & Stoughton
The Year of Her Life explodes with colour, delicious personal politics and razor sharp wit — The Sunday World on THE YEAR OF HER LIFE
'Characters are good, well rounded, imaginable people...One More Chance is about feelings, friendships and dreams. It's an enjoyable read.' Sunday Independent on One More Chance — .
'Liz Ryan is smart and funny and she writes well.' Irish Times
A moving portrait of the true power of friendship...Ryan is worth the read — Sunday Independent (Iraland?) on THE YEAR OF HER L
A touching story of true female friendship. Wise, intelligent and enjoyable . . . the book has a tremendous feel-good factor. — Dublin Evening Herald
'Look out Maeve Binchy, Liz Ryan has you in her sights.' Liverpool Echo
'Liz Ryan is fast becoming a household name . . . a witty and light read. Like a perfect beach book.' Irish Tatler on A Year of Her Life — .
'Liz Ryan's language and style is as fresh as the French landscape and the action whips along with all the verve we have come to expect from the journalist. It's a scintillating helping of fiction to savour on these dark winter nights.' Ireland on Sunday on One More Chance
Hodder & Stoughton

Katherine

Anya Seton
Authors:
Anya Seton

'A great adventure, powerfully told' (Philippa Gregory) A sumptuous tale of passion and danger in the medieval court, Anya Seton's Katherine is an all-time classic.Katherine comes to the court of Edward III at the age of fifteen. The naïve convent-educated orphan of a penniless knight is dazzled by the jousts and the entertainments of court. Nevertheless, Katherine is beautiful, and she turns the head of the King's favourite son, John of Gaunt. But he is married, and she is soon to be betrothed.A few years later their paths cross again and this time their passion for each other cannot be denied or suppressed. Katherine becomes the prince's mistress, and discovers an extraordinary world of power, pleasure and passion.

Hodder & Stoughton

The Past is Tomorrow

Liz Ryan
Authors:
Liz Ryan

Shivaun Reilly has had enough. Still reeling from the loss of the only family she ever knew, passionately opposed to the injustices of heartless, Celltic-tiger Ireland, she thinks her heart will break when solid, dependable Ivor - the man she always thought she'd marry - decides to give up his safe career to take new risks in Spain. Then the hospital to which she's given all the devotion a dedicated nurse can bring is abruptly shut, and her ever-helpful lodger Alana finds the perfect solution: a job in America, away from all the politics and disappointments. Shivaun can't wait to go - and in a pretty New England town, she finds a whole new world of optimism and friendship. But neither happiness nor unhappiness is that easy to leave behind.'Liz Ryan understands not only a woman's heart but a woman's mind' Terry Keane Sunday Times

Hodder & Stoughton

One More Chance

Liz Ryan
Authors:
Liz Ryan

Two very different women, from two very different backgrounds, leave Ireland for France to make their dreams come true.  Shona Fitzpatrick is bright and beautiful. Yet everything she touches seems to turn to dust. Her job is under threat and her boyfriend rejects her hopes for their life together. A future that once looked rosy now looks rocky.   Aileen Hegarty has, according to her decent but dull husband Joe, been watching too much television. That must be why she wants to uproot their family for a new life in an unknown country. But Aileen sees far more than fun and sun on her horizons: she sees a chance to heal her family of the wound that has been throbbing under its skin for sixteen years.   Shona and Aileen both need new lives. But can they help each other to get them?'Liz Ryan understands not only a woman's heart but a woman's mind' Terry Keane Sunday Times

Hodder & Stoughton

A Note of Parting

Liz Ryan
Authors:
Liz Ryan

When Aran Campion leaves her sleepy Irish fishing village for faraway London, she wants both to escape and to grow.  Soon her job, her music, her Saturday market stall make her life too full for the love and marriage that once seemed to be her destiny.  Until she meets a struggling musician called Ben. Despite differences of race, religion, class and education, Ben and Aran seem destined for dizzying success.   Until Aran has to deal, alone, with the child who could spoil all her dreams.'Liz Ryan understands not only a woman's heart but a woman's mind' Terry Keane Sunday Times

Hodder & Stoughton

Blood Lines

Liz Ryan
Authors:
Liz Ryan

Kerry Laraghy is the girl with everything. The daughter of a lovely, loving Irish country home, she is destined to succeed her father as a trainer of world-class racehorses. But Kerry doesn't want Ireland or horses: she wants Paris, Africa and a man who can take her far away from her inheritance.  Brandon Lawrence, heir himself to a multinational corporation, is a loving father, husband of a glamorous wife, wealthy and secure. But under the smooth surface Brandon is secretly at war with himself.  When they meet, the consequences are devastating for them both, and for everyone they love, for decades to come.

Hodder & Stoughton

Beautiful Dreamer

Liz Ryan
Authors:
Liz Ryan
Hodder Paperbacks

The Woman From Browhead

Audrey Howard
Authors:
Audrey Howard
Hodder & Stoughton

Don't You Forget About Me

Alexandra Potter
Authors:
Alexandra Potter
Hodder & Stoughton

Writing for Love

Chrissie Manby
Authors:
Chrissie Manby

Practical, inspiring, and filled with her trademark wit and charm, Chrissie Manby describes the writing process - from where she gets her ideas to a practical guide to planning the structure of a novel. A must-read for chick-lit fans and aspiring authors. EXCLUSIVE: contains chapters 1-4 of Chrissie's novel WHAT I DID ON MY HOLIDAYS.

Hodder & Stoughton

Sleepwalker

Karen Robards
Authors:
Karen Robards

When rookie cop Micayla Lange arrests a man she discovers breaking into her old family friend Nicco Marino's mansion, her troubles have only just begun. Because, as she pulls a gun on professional thief Jason Davis, he drops the bag he's stolen - and it spills open to reveal photographs of Micayla's genial 'uncle' Nicco handing money to a number of Detroit's most powerful politicians and law-makers. No-one was meant to see those photos, least of all a police officer. And - with close circuit cameras capturing every moment of Micayla's realisation that Uncle Nicco is seriously involved with the mob - she may now be in mortal danger. But Jason has a suggestion. Perhaps if they team up - then maybe there'll a chance they'll both get out alive... He's her only hope. But can she trust him with her life?

Hodder Paperbacks

The Secret of Happy Ever After

Lucy Dillon
Authors:
Lucy Dillon
Hodder & Stoughton

Thunder on the Right

Mary Stewart
Authors:
Mary Stewart

From the original queen of the page-turner, Mary Stewart, comes a thrilling tale set in a France as beautiful as it is deadly, perfect for fans of Agatha Christie and Barbara Pym. 'Mary Stewart is magic' New York Times 'One of the great British storytellers of the 20th century' Independent'There are few to equal Mary Stewart' Daily TelegraphHigh in the rugged Pyrenees lies the Valley of the Storms, where a tiny convent clings to the beautiful but lonely mountainside. Jenny Silver arrives seeking her missing cousin, and is devastated when she learns of Gillian's death following a terrible car accident. But Jenny's suspicions are aroused when she's told the blue flowers ornamenting her cousin's grave were Gillian's favourite. Jenny knows Gillian was colour-blind - and so starts her mission to uncover what really happened to her.The growl and roar of thunder rolled an re-echoed from the mountains and the sword of the lightning stabbed down, and stabbed again, as if searching through the depths of the cringing woods for whatever sheltered there.'A comfortable chair and a Mary Stewart: total heaven. I'd rather read her than most other authors.' Harriet Evans'She built the bridge between classic literature and modern popular fiction. She did it first and she did it best.' Herald''One of the most stupendously successful authors ever' Sunday Express

Hodder Paperbacks

Rose Cottage

Mary Stewart
Authors:
Mary Stewart

'A comfortable chair and a Mary Stewart: total heaven. I'd rather read her than most other authors.' Harriet EvansSummer, 1947. Kate Herrick, a war widow, returns to her childhood home for a final visit before the house is sold. But Rose Cottage is not the idyllic paradise she remembers from her youth and someone has been there before her. As Kate uncovers an old secret that haunts the home she thought she knew, she is forced to confront a dark truth from her own past . . . Beyond the weedy garden with its riot of rose bushes, nothing had changed. And someone was crossing the bridge to approach the garden gate. Someone I knew well . . .

Hodder Paperbacks

Before I Fall

Lauren Oliver
Authors:
Lauren Oliver

A bestselling summer read as heartbreaking as The Lovely Bones and as gripping as Jenny Downham's Before I Die. **Now a major Netflix movie starring Zoey Deutch, Halston Sage, Logan Miller, Kian Lawley*'Gossip Girl meets Groundhog Day' Grazia'Tender, funny and raw' Marie Claire'A clever, funny, insightful and utterly addictive novel' Daily Mail'Compelling and poignant, a truly memorable read' CloserThey say 'live every day as if it's your last' - but you never actually think it's going to be. At least I didn't. The thing is, you don't get to know when it happens. You don't remember to tell your family that you love them or - in my case - remember to say goodbye to them at all. But what if, like me, you could live your last day over and over again? Could you make it perfect? If your whole life flashed before your eyes, would you have no regrets? Or are there some things you'd want to change...?'This book will take your breath away' She'A beautifully written and outrageously weepy tale' Daily Mirror

Hodder & Stoughton

Girl Meets Ape

Chrissie Manby
Authors:
Chrissie Manby

He's the King of the Swingers. But she's the Ice Queen.When Dr Jennifer Niederhauser becomes head of the chimpanzee project at Prowdes Animal Sanctuary, the uptight young zoologist looks forward to making her mark in the conservation world. But the regime is ramshackle, the chimpanzees uncontrollable and her first meeting with head keeper Guy Gibson finds him naked and covered in baby oil.She decides never to work with animals or the childish again. But she may not have a job for much longer anyway - Prowdes is in big financial trouble.Hope comes in the form of a TV documentary. Prowdes needs the money and exposure but there's a problem. The show's presenter, chimpanzee expert Dr Timothy Lauder, is Jennifer's ex-boyfriend. Things could get hairy. . .Praise for Chrissie Manby'A fast-track, fun romance full of monkey business' - Daily Mail'A deliciously comical novel' - Heat

Hodder & Stoughton

Kiss Chase

Fiona Walker
Authors:
Fiona Walker
Hodder & Stoughton

Night Music

Jojo Moyes
Authors:
Jojo Moyes

The dark and romantic novel by Jojo Moyes, internationally bestselling author of Me Before You, After You and the new bestseller Still Me. 'Warm, engaging and acutely observed.' - Woman and HomeIsabel Delancey has always taken her gifted life for granted. But when her husband dies suddenly, leaving her with a mountain of debt, she and her two children are forced to abandon their home and move to a crumbling pile in the country.With the house falling down around them, and the last of her savings fast disappearing, Isabel turns to her neighbours, not knowing that her mere presence there has stirred up long-standing obsessions.As she fights to make her house a home, passions and lives collide. Isabel will discover an instinct for survival she never knew she had - and that a heart can play a new song . . .

Hodder Paperbacks

Getting Personal

Chrissie Manby
Authors:
Chrissie Manby
Hodder Paperbacks

Echo of Another Time

Audrey Howard
Authors:
Audrey Howard

Celie Marlow begins working in the Latimers' kitchen when she is only ten, learning her art from Mrs Harper. By the age of 18 she has become a talented cook. But when she falls in love with a Latimer, all their lives change with frightening swiftness.Driven from her home, Celie finds unexpected success in a new venture with her old boss - then loses everything once more. Thrown on to the streets of Liverpool, penniless and desperate, she will have to find her own way.'Her thousands of fans recognise the artistry of a true storyteller' Lancashire Life

Coronet

Shining Threads

Audrey Howard
Authors:
Audrey Howard