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The Things We Learn When We're Dead

(2017)
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The Things We Learn When We’re Dead is about how small decisions can have profound and unintended consequences, but how we can sometimes get a second chance.

On the way home from a dinner party, Lorna Love steps into the path of an oncoming car. When she wakes up she is in what appears to be a hospital – but a hospital in which her nurse looks like a young Sean Connery, she is served wine for supper, and everyone avoids her questions.

It soon transpires that she is in Heaven, or on HVN, because HVN is a lost, dysfunctional spaceship, and God the aging hippy captain. She seems to be there by accident… or does God have a higher purpose after all?

Despite that, The Things We Learn When We’re Dead is neither sci-fi nor fantasy.  It is a book about memory and how, if we could remember things slightly differently, would we also be changed?

In HVN, Lorna can at first remember nothing. But as her memories return – some good, some bad – she realises that she has decisions to make and that, maybe, she can find a way back home.

Genre: Science Fiction

Praise for this book

"Intriguing and compelling... a tale that grips until the very last page." - Jodi Taylor


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Paperback Editions

May 2017 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Things We Learn When We're Dead: A modern fairytale of love and loss that weaves together the inner conflicts of a young woman's life.
Author(s): Charlie Laidlaw
ISBN: 1-78615-035-2 / 978-1-78615-035-6 (UK edition)
Publisher: Accent Press
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU   


Kindle Editions

January 2017 : Australia, UK Kindle edition
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Title: The Things We Learn When We're Dead
Author(s): Charlie Laidlaw
Publisher: Headline Accent
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon AU   


January 2017 : Canada Kindle edition
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Title: The Things We Learn When We're Dead
Author(s): Charlie Laidlaw
Publisher: Accent Press
Availability: Amazon CA