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  • Published: 24 November 2008
  • ISBN: 9780141889856
  • Imprint: Penguin eBooks
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 448

Things I Want My Daughters to Know

After a TOP 5 BESTSELLER outing in hardback, this knockout paperback is guaranteed to dominate the charts again this autumn

'My beautiful girls. If you've read this, you'll know it contains some - not all, but some - of the things I want my daughters to know. And the greatest of these is love ...'

How would you say goodbye to those you love most in the world?

Barbara must say a final farewell to her four daughters. But how can she find the words? And how can she leave them when they each have so much growing up to do? There's commitment-phobic Lisa. Brittle, unhappily married Jennifer. Free-spirited traveller Amanda. And teenage Hannah, stumbling her way towards adulthood.

Barbara's answer is to write each daughter a letter, finally expressing the hopes, fears, dreams and secrets she couldn't always voice. These words will touch the girls in different - sometimes shocking - ways, unlocking emotions and passions to set them on their own journey of discovery through life.

  • Published: 24 November 2008
  • ISBN: 9780141889856
  • Imprint: Penguin eBooks
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 448

About the author

Elizabeth Noble

Elizabeth Noble lives in New York with her husband and two daughters. Her three previous novels, The Reading Group, The Tenko Club and Alphabet Weekends were all Sunday Times bestsellers, with The Reading Group reaching Number One.

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Praise for Things I Want My Daughters to Know

Praise for Elizabeth Noble


A wonderfully well-written book, full of emotion

Daily Mail

Witty, affectionate and unashamedly tear-jerking


Honest and beautifully written

Woman & Home

Witty, pacy and immediately engaging


Tissues are essential. You'll ricochet between delicately watering eyes at the romance of it all and howling sobs at the unbearable tendernes


So fluid, the pages turn themselves

Daily Mirror

Noble is the mistress of the tearjerking message of love


Enchantingly clever. I cried, I laughed, I couldn't put it down

Penny Vincenzi

It would be a hard heart indeed that remained unmoved . . . the tender feelings Noble engenders in her readers are to be cherished

Daily Express

Incredibly thought-provoking and poignant


Honest and beautifully written

Woman & Home

An emotional rollercoaster


This powerful tale packs an emotional punch


Her stories strike a genuine chord . . . an irresistible comfort read


A journey through emotionally-charged mother-daughter territory . . . it may just kickstart the practice of letter-writing again

Good Housekeeping

Impossible to finish without tears streaming down your face

Daily Express

Deliciously readable


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