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Just What I Wanted

(1997)
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A beautiful model, recovering from illness, offers her lover the gift of truth. A television actress, imprisoned in the character she plays, is handed back her personal identity. A career woman, wondering whether she has made the right choices, is given reassurance. A single parent learns that sometimes it is kinder to receive than to give. And before a surgeon changes into his Santa Claus costume on Christmas Day, he gives two small boys the greatest gift of all: their mother's life.

Not everyone receives exactly what was hoped for, and many of the stories in Anne Melville's new collection contain a hint of tragedy. But sometimes the most unexpected offering can bring a smile -- or even change a life, as the recipient discovers with surprise that it was after all 'just what I wanted'.

Genre: Literary Fiction

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Hardback Editions

August 1997 : UK Hardback
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Title: Just What I Wanted
Author(s): Anne Melville
ISBN: 0-7278-5232-9 / 978-0-7278-5232-8 (UK edition)
Publisher: Severn House Publishers Ltd
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