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Famous Last Words [Paperback]

Annie Sanders
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19 Aug 2010

Lucy spends her days beavering away at her sewing machine, making divine, flamboyant clothes that express all the passion and flair that she cannot, and at night she sits alone with her latest creations, fretting over her struggling business. Her life is one of unfulfilled ambitions and missed opportunities.

Then one evening Lucy meets the beautiful, fey and enigmatic Micah, who has an uncanny knack for foretelling fortunes, and manages to convince even the cynical Lucy. So when Micah tells her that her future isn't looking too rosy - in fact she doesn't have one - Lucy embarks on a spree of 'what the hell and why not'. She faces her demons, confronts those that have annoyed her, and takes risks for the first time in her life, convinced that the accident he predicts will befall her.

When the day of her prophesied demise comes - and goes - Lucy storms round to challenge Micah, who sheepishly admits he must have got it wrong this time. The appalled and angry Lucy has a hell of a mess to put right now, and demands that Micah help her do some damage control.

So begins an edge-of-the-seat, race-against-time to repair Lucy's reckless actions. But halfway through Lucy asks herself if everything is worth mending? Has she inadvertently improved her life just as she thought it was about to end? And why is Micah so reluctant to help her untangle her biggest gaffe of all?


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Product details

  • Paperback: 288 pages
  • Publisher: Orion (19 Aug 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1409112764
  • ISBN-13: 978-1409112761
  • Product Dimensions: 15.4 x 23.5 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (13 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 554,418 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Annie Sanders is two people. Annie Ashworth and Meg Sanders are television and print journalists who have written ten non-fiction books and six novels together while managing to remain the best of friends. Both live in Stratford-Upon-Avon with their families.

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Very funny and hugely entertaining, this is great escapism.**** (CLOSER)

A touching tale ***** (STAR MAGAZINE)

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A woman with nothing to lose has everything to gain...

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5.0 out of 5 stars Really enjoyable read 29 Sep 2010
By TrishW
Format:Paperback
A brilliant book! Such a good read I couldn't put it down. If you've not read Annie Sanders before this is a really good one to start with - roll on 2011 when the next book is out!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Famous Last WordsFamous Last Words 28 Oct 2012
By Linda
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Her best book in my opinion, which kept you guessing to the end. She / they are a great pair of authors, and have excelled themselves with this one
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4.0 out of 5 stars Fun book! 22 Aug 2012
By FionaC
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
This is fun, great pace, good content, slightly off the wall - but I loved it. Real 'feel good' read. Vintage Annie Sanders and would appeal to lovers of Isabel Wolff, Catherine Alliott, etc. Definitely recommended.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Not famous but still great! 1 Mar 2011
By Chloe S "Chick Lit Chloe" TOP 500 REVIEWER
Format:Paperback
Lucy Streeter thought she had her life pretty sussed out. She runs a clothes shop, where she also gets to show off her own designs that she does in her own spare time, she's mum to her grown up son Nat who is at University, and she gets on really well with the other occupants of Paradise Street, where their shops are based. However, Lucy decides to pay a visit to a fortune teller one day, and finds out a bit of shocking news... she has just days to live. Lucy is horrified that her time on Earth is nearly up, and makes some radical decision and changes that the old Lucy never would have done. Is Lucy going to be able to make the most of her last few days with her family and friends, or is it just too little, too late?

The leading lady Lucy is a great character, and I liked her straight away. She's a single mum to a grown up son who is at University, and seems at a bit of a loss as to what to do with herself now he's grown up and flown the nest. Lucy is a talented designer but prefers to sell other people's wares in her clothes shop, a point that did make me think "why would you not try and push your own designs?" but as the story progresses, we do see why. Lucy is a really normal woman, she's certainly someone I can imagine liking and she seems like your average housewife which is nice. However, we soon see a new side to Lucy once she learns of her impending demise, and this is where the main bulk of the story comes in.

The character of Micah wasn't one that I liked enormously if I am honest.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Very good read- more, please 28 Sep 2010
Format:Paperback
A lively and at times poignant reflection on a question that most of us have toyed with... what if I only had a few days to live? Lucy Streeter packs a lifetime of mischief into a single week, while learning what really matters to her in life. The humour is delicately handled and the emotions sympathetically and realistically explored. I think that this is the best Annie Sanders so far- and I have enjoyed them all. Well paced, well written and a compulsive read as always, it is entertaining and thought provoking. Highly recommended!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Famously good read!! 27 Sep 2010
Format:Paperback
This is a typical Annie Saunders romp, and as usual thoroughly enjoyable, if you want to loose yourself then read this,
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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars 13 July 2014
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Loved this book from the first page,one of the best.
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