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The List of My Desires

(2013)
(My Wish List)
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If you could change your life, would you? For fans of The Elegance of the Hedgehog, the story of a woman who runs a sewing shop in a small town in France, and a chance in a million....

Jocelyne is 47 and runs her own dressmaking shop. She's a bit overweight, her husband is very ordinary, and her best friends are the twins who run the hairdresser next door. Jocelyn has reached the point where she is examining her life and measuring it against what her teenage self had imagined.

We discover that Jocelyn's mother dropped dead suddenly when she was 17, and her father fell ill shortly afterwards, so she had to take the job in the shop rather than pursue her dreams. But then is she really unhappy? She has her weekends away, her friendships, her sewing blog, her work and its small pleasures....

Then the twins persuade Jocelyn to enter the euromillion lottery and she wins 18 million euros. She could do anything with the money, change her life completely, but what does she really want? She doesn't tell anyone about the win...not just yet....

Without cashing the cheque she begins to write down her 'list of desires' - a new coat, a bath mat, a visit to her daughter in England. She goes in to the Chanel shop in Paris, thinking she could buy anything she wants but will a new bag really make her any happier than the sandwich her husband prepared for her that morning.

Meanwhile, her dressmaking blog is taking off, helping Jocelyn to help other women. But then the question is taken out of her hands when someone close to Jocelyne acts with devastating consequences....

 
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Hardback Editions

July 2013 : UK Hardback
thumbTitle: The List of my Desires
Author(s): Gregoire Delacourt
ISBN: 0-297-86835-7 / 978-0-297-86835-4 (UK edition)
Publisher: W&N
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Paperback Editions

April 2014 : UK Paperback
thumbTitle: The List of my Desires
Author(s): Gregoire Delacourt
ISBN: 1-78022-425-7 / 978-1-78022-425-1 (UK edition)
Publisher: W&N
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April 2014 : UK Paperback
thumbTitle: The List of my Desires
Author(s): Gregoire Delacourt
ISBN: 1-78022-823-6 / 978-1-78022-823-5 (UK edition)
Publisher: W&N
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

March 2014 : UK Paperback
thumbTitle: My Wish List
Author(s): Gregoire Delacourt
ISBN: 0-14-312465-X / 978-0-14-312465-8 (UK edition)
Publisher: Penguin Books
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

July 2013 : UK Paperback
thumbTitle: The List of my Desires
Author(s): Gregoire Delacourt
ISBN: 0-297-86836-5 / 978-0-297-86836-1 (UK edition)
Publisher: W&N
Availability: Amazon UK   

Audio Editions

March 2014 : USA Audio edition
thumbTitle: My Wish List: A Novel
Author(s): Gregoire Delacourt, Anthea Bell (translator)
Publisher: Penguin Audio
Availability: Amazon   

October 2013 : UK Audio edition
thumbTitle: The List of My Desires
Author(s): Gregoire Delacourt
Publisher: Orion Publishing Group
Availability: Amazon UK   

Kindle Editions

March 2014 : USA Kindle edition
thumbTitle: My Wish List: A Novel
Author(s): Gregoire Delacourt
Publisher: Penguin Books
Availability: Amazon   

July 2013 : Canada Kindle edition
thumbTitle: The List of my Desires
Author(s): Gregoire Delacourt
Publisher: Weidenfeld & Nicolson
Availability: Amazon CA   

July 2013 : UK Kindle edition
thumbTitle: The List of my Desires
Author(s): Gregoire Delacourt
Publisher: Weidenfeld & Nicolson
Availability: Amazon UK   


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