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The Peacock Emporium (Paperback)

| Penguin Group USA | 4/9/2019

ISBN-10 : 0735222339   ISBN-13 : 9780735222335   List Price : $16.00

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An early work from the New York Times bestselling author of The Giver of Stars, Jojo Moyes, the story of a young woman who opens an eclectic shop and comes to terms with the secrets of her past.

In the sixties, Athene Forster was the most glamorous girl of her generation. Nicknamed the Last Deb, she was also beautiful, spoiled, and out of control. When she agreed to marry the gorgeous young heir Douglas Fairley-Hulme, her parents breathed a sigh of relief. But within two years, rumors had begun to circulate about Athene's affair with a young salesman.

Thirty-five years later, Suzanna Peacock is struggling with her notorious mother's legacy. The only place Suzanna finds comfort is in The Peacock Emporium, the beautiful coffee bar and shop she opens that soon enchants her little town. There she makes perhaps the first real friends of her life, including Alejandro, a male midwife, escaping his own ghosts in Argentina.

The specter of her mother still haunts Suzanna. But only by confronting both her family and her innermost self will she finally reckon with the past--and discover that the key to her history, and her happiness, may have been in front of her all along.

"Now published in the US for the first time, an early novel by the #1New York Times bestselling author of Me Before You, After You,andStill Me"--

"Athene Forster embraced the Sixties like few others. Nicknamed the Last Deb, she was spoiled, beautiful, and out of control. And within two years of her marriage, the rumours had begun again. Thirty-five years on, Suzanna Peacock finds refuge from her mother's shameful legacy in her shop, the Peacock Emporium. Within its magical walls she discovers not just friendship, and an escape from her troubled marriage, but the first real passion of her life. But the spectre of her mother still haunts Suzanna, setting in place a series of dramatic events. Only by confronting the past will she finally be able to face the future"--

Struggling to find refuge from her mother's shameful legacy, Suzanna Peacock finds friendship and escape at her coffee bar and shop, the Peacock Emporium.

Product Details

  • ISBN-10: 0735222339
  • ISBN-13: 9780735222335
  • Binding: Paperback
  • Language: English
  • Pages: 432
  • Dimensions: 8.43 (w) x 5.51 (h) x 0.87 (d)
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