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The Best of Times

By Penny Vincenzi

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THE BEST OF TIMES is the unputdownable new megaseller from No. 1 bestselling Penny Vincenzi

A hot summer's day, a crowded motorway, a split second that changed people's lives forever. Gripping, heartbreaking, exciting and unputdownable, this new novel will be one of 2009's biggest and most enjoyable novels - from the irresistible Penny Vincenzi.

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  • ISBN: 9780755320899
  • Publication date: 18 Mar 2010
  • Page count: 896
  • Imprint: Headline Review
Astute Vincenzi is at her absolute best — Daily Mail
A very personal, intimate exploration of goodness and doing the right thing at the right time — Mirror
An unputdownable novel of hopes and dreams, setbacks and secrets — Woman & Home
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