The First Time Lauren Pailing Died

Alyson Rudd


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HarperCollins Publishers
28 November 2019
ISBN: 9780008278311
384 pages

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Lauren Pailing is born in the sixties, and a child of the seventies. She is thirteen years old the first time she dies.

Lauren Pailing is a teenager in the eighties, becomes a Londoner in the nineties. And each time she dies, new lives begin for the people who loved her - while Lauren enters a brand new life, too.
But in each of Lauren's lives, a man called Peter Stanning disappears. And, in each of her lives, Lauren sets out to find him.
And so it is that every ending is also a beginning. And so it is that, with each new beginning, Peter Stanning inches closer to finally being found...

Perfect for fans of Kate Atkinson and Maggie O'Farrell, The First Time Lauren Pailing Died is a book about loss, grief - and how, despite it not always feeling that way, every ending marks the start of something new.


Readers love The First Time Lauren Pailing Died:

'I've never read anything quite like this book'
'A stunning novel that has really stayed with me'
'Loved this book from the first to the last page'
'A very enjoyable, original and moving story'
'An unusual and interesting concept'
'Would recommend to anyone that liked The Time Traveler's Wife'