Once in a Lifetime

Author(s): Cathy Kelly


Every woman needs her Cathy Kelly time ...Kenny's Department Store, with its handsome Edwardian facade and unique cherry-picked goods, is the jewel in the Irish town of Ardagh's crown. Star Bluestone sells her beautifully crafted tapestries at Kenny's. Made with natural dyes, they embody her mother-earth spirit and creative vision. She has a special reason for caring about Kenny's beyond her sales. Meanwhile for Ingrid Fitzgerald, hotshot political interviewer and wife of David Kenny, the store is the 'other woman' in her marriage. With her children leaving home and her career blossoming, she is worried by the toll the store is taking on her husband. Charlie Fallon, one of David's staff, is one of the first to hear the rumour that Kenny's is facing with a takeover bid. As the threat of closure looms and with an owner who doesn't seem his usual self -- what does the future hold for the women who are bound together by its fortunes?


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Some rave reviews for Cathy's previous bestellers: / 'She writes genuinely compelling stories with a sharp eye for detail and character.' Irish Mail on Sunday / 'Kelly has an uncanny knack of drawing you in to each of her characters, emotionally attaching you to their journeys !'RTE Guide / 'A must for Kelly's many fans; a warm, moving read ' Daily Mail / 'An upbeat and diverting tale skilfully told!Kelly knows what her readers want and consistently delivers.' Sunday Independent / 'An absorbing, heart-warming tale ' Company / 'Kelly explores infidelity with searing honesty!I couldn't stop reading' Louise Bagshaw, Daily Mail / 'Kelly reels you into this addictive tale' Woman & Home

Cathy Kelly is the author of ten other novels, all of which were bestsellers. In 2005 Cathy became an Ambassador for UNICEF in Ireland, helping to raise awareness of the plight of 12 million children orphaned across Africa through AIDS. Cathy Kelly now lives in Wicklow with her partner and young sons.

General Fields

  • : 9780007240425
  • : HarperCollins Publishers
  • : HarperCollins Publishers Ltd
  • : February 2009
  • : 234mm X 153mm
  • : United Kingdom
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Cathy Kelly
  • : Paperback
  • : 3-Sep
  • : Modern fiction