Pandora's Box

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HarperCollins Publishers Limited, May 5, 2008 - Fiction - 448 pages
According to legend, when Pandora's box is opened it unleashes dark secrets and terrible consequences ... Rachel Wetherby's life has been on hold since the diagnosis of her teenage daughter Shelley with a debilitating - and fatal - illness. So when Rachel's mother offloads a box of her old possessions, including a diary, Rachel feels compelled to escape into a past which - on the surface - was care-free. However, opening up the box unearths secrets and memories best left uncovered. Shelley, meanwhile, is juggling a secret romance with planning her own death. Not for her an undignified and painful end - she'd rather hold her fate in her own hands. Convincing Rachel that she'd like to spend her 15th birthday in Cornwall where she spent so many idyllic childhood summers, she devises her plan. But nothing is as it seems and heartache and surprises lie in store for both mother and daughter... A mesmerising and heartbreaking debut from a stunning British talent about impossible choices and the consequences of our actions. Highly charged and morally complex, this story told from alternate perspectives will captivate fans of Jodi Picoult and The Memory Keeper's Daughter

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This is an incredible novel. It's about a mother's relationship with her terminally ill daughter... it could have been trite, or cringeworthy, but wasn't. It's an amazing story, very well told, alternating viewpoints. I could hardly put it down. Highly recommended. Read full review

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About the author (2008)

Giselle Green, after gaining a BSc at King's College London and MSc at City University, worked for British Telecom and Unilever, London. Giselle is now a full-time mom to six boys, including twins, and a part-time astrologer. In 1999 she qualified as an Astrologer with the Faculty of Astrological Studies and now specializes in medieval astrology. Pandora's Box is her debut novel.

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