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There's No Place Like Here [Hardcover]

Cecelia Ahern
3.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (164 customer reviews)
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Note that There’s No Place Like Here is the US edition of A Place Called Here

Book Description

1 Jan 2008

The magical new novel from the number 1 bestselling author of PS, I LOVE YOU and WHERE RAINBOWS END.

Sandy Shortt has been obsessed about where missing things – and people – end up ever since the disappearance of a childhood friend twenty years ago. It has even motivated her to become a private investigator, attempting to track down missing loved ones and giving devastated families hope.
So when she finds herself one of the missing people, stuck in a strange place with people who vanished into thin air years ago, she wonders if she has found the answer to one of life's greatest mysteries. But if she has, will she be able to return to life as she knows it? If Jack Ruttle, her latest client and mystified by her own disappearance, has anything to do with it she will…

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Product details

  • Hardcover: 340 pages
  • Publisher: Hyperion Books (1 Jan 2008)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1401301886
  • ISBN-13: 978-1401301880
  • Product Dimensions: 24.2 x 16.5 x 2.5 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 3.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (164 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 728,207 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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PRAISE FOR Cecelia Ahern:

'A sensational debut novel that proves true love never dies.' Cosmopolitan

'A wonderfully life-affirming, witty debut.' Company

'Like an Irish Sleepless in Seattle and almost certainly the chick-lit bestseller of the year.' In Style

'Heartwarmingly good.' Heat

'A wonderfully warm and witty debut from a terrific new writer…This exceptional novel about bereavement, friendship and lost love is both heartbreaking and uplifting.' Express

'A heartwarming, completely absorbing tale of love and friendship.' Company

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About the Author

Before embarking on her writing career, Cecelia Ahern completed a degree in journalism and media studies. Her first novel, PS, I Love You was one of the biggest-selling debut novels of 2004 and a number one bestseller. Her successive bestselling novels are Where Rainbows End, If You Could See Me Now, A Place Called Here,Thanks for the Memories and The Gift. PS, I Love You, starring Hilary Swank, is now a major motion picture. Cecelia lives in County Dublin.

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Jenny-May Butler, the little girl who lived across the road from me, went missing when I was a child. Read the first page
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Fancy a fairytale for adults? 3 Feb 2008
I hadn't read anything by Cecelia Ahern and this book was recommended to me from a friend as one to take on my two week honeymoon to the Maldives and so it was...
From the start this story gripped me, I just couldn't put it down, every second I had I was reading, eager to see what happened next.
This really is what you miss from fairytales as a child, of course what happens to Sandy Shortt (who, by the way is very very tall) will never ever happen to any one of us in real life but hey! that's what fairytales are for! I was very well entertained and my love for this book caused me to go out and buy all the other Cecelia Ahern books too (more reviews to come then!) The way the story is written is fantastic it has the perfect amount of twists and entertaining corners and yes, it makes me think of "a place called here" everytime I lose stuff ... especially socks!
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Not bad 15 April 2007
I will say that I did like this book, but I was disappointed with the ending, it felt a little rushed. The start was a bit slow and it wasn't clear either how the ending came about. but still a good read and I'm still a big fan of Ms. Ahern's books. Look forward to her next one, whenever that may be.
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22 of 24 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars It's a re-release 18 Mar 2010
Format:Mass Market Paperback
A Place Called Here
This book was released in 2007 with the title " A place called here" It is exactly the same book just different titles!!!! I was very disapointed and annoyed to find that I have two copies of a book that isn't that great!! Other readers watch out for this!
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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Left me a little let down 14 Jun 2007
I believe like many fans of Cecelia Ahern i happily walked out of the bookshop with her latest offering in my Waterstones carrier bag and willed the bus to get home so i could sit with my cup of coffee and settle in for another brilliant and magical book.

I do believe this was a good book but in the same breath i found it took me awhile to get into it properly and to fully appreciate it, at times i was a little confused with the jumping back and forward, it all comes together further on into the book and the story of Sandy and her obsession become endearing.

The book still had the magical twist that i feel Cecelia Ahern puts into her books but i don't think it had the same amount of magic as P.s I Love You or Where Rainbows End.

All the same, i did enjoy the book - it just took me ever so slighlty longer to feel the familiar sparkle that has come with previous books.

I still am a big fan of her work and look forward to her next book, and if rumours are true i will be interested to see how the planned movie of ps i love you turns out.
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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars A Disappointment 10 Jun 2007
Having read and thoroughly enjoyed P.S I Love You and If You Could See Me Now I picked up this booked with considerable interest. It let me down however. It came through as muddled and the ending was no where near worth reading the entire book for. This book starts well and you think it is going to be something that holds your attention all the way through, but it isn't. I felt that I had got 3/4 of the way through the book before anything resembling a decent story actually re-emerged from the pages. Not in the same league as the other 2 books I have read by this author. Both of which I highly recommend.
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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Good but not her best 3 Nov 2006
I was so excited when I saw Cecelia had a new book out and couldn't wait for this book to arrive. When I got it I couldn't stop reading it. However as I reached near the end of the book it started to disappoint. The book is a good read but it is a lot more of a fairytale story then any other of Cecelia's books. PS I Love is still her best book to date.
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19 of 22 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Magical! 26 Oct 2006
By Andy
I've read all of Cecelia's books now, and thoroughly enjoyed all of them. 'A Place Called Here' is more akin to 'If You Could See Me Now' than the other two in that it's a more magical book, with (as the quote on the back cover testifies' 'more than a touch of fairytale.' Sure, it's hardly a great work of literature, but it's good fun and like her other novels is a bit of an emotional rollercoaster. And like her other novels, it brought a hint of moisture to my cynical old eyes over the closing pages. Wonderful.
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13 of 15 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Disappointing 14 April 2007
I bought this book after being enchanted by 'P.S. I love you' 'Where Rainbows End' and 'If you could see me now' and I expected from this book the same high standard as the other three books. However, this book was slow to get going and ended rather disappointingly. Although it is well writen the plot, well there was very little plot and what plot there was, wasn't developed very well. It wasn't a bad book in itself but it was not up to the standard of her previous books. It was frustrsting to know that she can write so much better than this.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars An interesting tale.
Could not put this book down until it was finished. Loved the twist at the end. It would appeal to anyone! Read more
Published 6 days ago by ursula godman
5.0 out of 5 stars Ah that's where they go.....
So just where do all the lost things go? The sock in the washing machine, the suit case at the airport. Never fear your lost things become someone else's found things!!! Read more
Published 8 days ago by J. H. Smith
5.0 out of 5 stars Beautiful
So I went into this book not knowing what to expect, and it was such a compelling book that draws you in. Read more
Published 13 days ago by Lyndsay Harrop
5.0 out of 5 stars There's No Place Like Here
good price and a very good story,I will be listening to more from this author.

I was a little unsure about this but really got engrossed into it.
Published 27 days ago by VICTOR
5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic read.
because it was brilliant and I could not put it down, it was the first book I had read by this author I am now reading my fourth.
Published 1 month ago by Sheila
5.0 out of 5 stars A place called here
Mind boggling ! Loved trying to work out what was going to happen next and a great ending. Have read most of Cecelia's books and have not been disappointed yet. Read more
Published 1 month ago by mary graham stewart
5.0 out of 5 stars Another Cecelia Ahern Classic
Really good story kept me hooked until the very end. Characters were vividly described and drew you in, this would be an excellent holiday read.
Published 2 months ago by Knitting
5.0 out of 5 stars Wow
This book is undoubtedly one of the best I've ever read In terms of magical happy endings and quite simply puts all my wondering of missing things into perspective. Read more
Published 2 months ago by Kindle Customer
4.0 out of 5 stars Take it for what it is!
I read this book after seeing it suggested on a 'top 5 books to make you feel good about life' list. The reviews on Amazon are mixed. Read more
Published 2 months ago by Tracy
4.0 out of 5 stars nice book
strange story. i really enjoyed it and went back to it and read it again with a bit more insight. i think it would make a good film
Published 3 months ago by j j matthews
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