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An Ordinary Life by [Amanda Prowse]

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About the Author

Amanda Prowse likens her own life story to those she writes about in her books. After self-publishing her debut novel Poppy Day in 2011, she has gone on to author twenty-six novels, seven novellas and a memoir about depression co-authored with her son, Josiah Hartley. Her books have been translated into a dozen languages and she regularly tops bestseller charts all over the world. Remaining true to her ethos, Amanda writes stories of ordinary women and their families who find their strength, courage and love tested in ways they never imagined. The most prolific female contemporary fiction writer in the UK, with a legion of loyal readers, she goes from strength to strength. Being crowned ‘queen of domestic drama’ by the Daily Mail was one of her finest moments. Amanda is a regular contributor on TV and radio but her first love is, and will always be, writing.

You can find her online at www.amandaprowse.com, on Twitter or Instagram @MrsAmandaProwse, and on Facebook at: www.facebook.com/AmandaProwseAuthor.

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An Ordinary Life is a tale of love, loss and one last extraordinary dance, from the bestselling author of The Girl in the Corner, Amanda Prowse. --This text refers to the audioCD edition.

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  • ASIN ‏ : ‎ B088ZTDTGK
  • Publisher ‏ : ‎ Lake Union Publishing (9 February 2021)
  • Language ‏ : ‎ English
  • File size ‏ : ‎ 3439 KB
  • Text-to-Speech ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • Screen Reader ‏ : ‎ Supported
  • Enhanced typesetting ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • X-Ray ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • Word Wise ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • Print length ‏ : ‎ 396 pages
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Amanda Prowse is an International Bestselling author whose twenty-six novels, non-fiction title and seven novellas have been published in dozens of languages around the world. Published by Lake Union, Amanda is the most prolific writer of bestselling contemporary fiction in the UK today; her titles also consistently score the highest online review approval ratings across several genres. Her books, including the chart topping No.1 titles 'What Have I Done?', 'Perfect Daughter', 'My Husband's Wife', 'The Girl in the Corner' and ‘The Things I Know’ have sold millions of copies across the globe.

A popular TV and radio personality, Amanda is a regular panellist on Channel 5's 'The Jeremy Vine Show' and numerous daytime ITV programmes. She also makes countless guest appearances on BBC national independent Radio stations including LBC and Talk FM, where she is well known for her insightful observations and her infectious humour. Described by the Daily Mail as ‘The queen of family drama’ Amanda’s novel, 'A Mother's Story' won the coveted Sainsbury's eBook of the year Award while 'Perfect Daughter' was selected as a World Book Night title in 2016.

Amanda's ambition is to create stories that keep people from turning the bedside lamp off at night, great characters that ensure you take every step with them and tales that fill your head so you can't possibly read another book until the memory fades...

Praise for Amanda Prowse:

'A powerful and emotional work of fiction' - Piers Morgan

'Deeply moving and emotional, Amanda Prowse handles her explosive subjects with delicate skill' - Daily Mail

'Uplifting and positive, but you will still need a box of tissues' - Hello!

'A gut-wrenching and absolutely brilliant read' - The Irish Sun

'You'll fall in love with this...' - Cosmopolitan

'Deeply moving and eye opening. Powerful and emotional drama that packs a real punch.' - Heat

'Magical' - Now magazine

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Reviewed in the United Kingdom on 26 February 2021
An Ordinary Life by Amanda Prowse is an atmospheric novel, which takes the reader from the London Blitz during the second world war to contemporary Britain.

We follow Molly, an intelligent young woman, at a time when brains in a girl were not considered particularly desirable. The war, however, gives the linguist Molly a chance to shine at the Foreign Office, where she dreams of a high-flying career. Her home life, on the contrary, is far from a bed of roses. With her father passed away, and her siblings married, Molly is left alone with her judgemental mother as they struggle through near-nightly bombings in their creaking Bloomsbury house.

Molly dreams of an escape from her mother's clutches and her wishes come through in an unexpected way, when she finds both pure happiness and utter misery in the space of a few weeks.

I do not wish to spoil the plot for anyone who has yet to read the book, so I'll just say that after finishing the novel, Molly stayed with me, as if I'd been reading a book about a real person. Molly's life which is filled with sadness is not totally unhappy, but this novel leaves the reader decidedly sad for her, and all that she might have had if war and social norms of the day hadn't intervened.
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