Cecelia Ahern 100 Names

Review of 100 Names Cecelia Ahern

The uplifting and thoughtful new novel from the author whose unique talent has made her a Sunday Times bestseller every year since 2004.

Kitty carefully opened the envelope and looked inside. A single sheet lay within. She slid it out and was faced with a list of one hundred names. The names had been typed and were numbered along the left-hand-side from one to one hundred. The list excluded a summary, synopsis or anything to explain who these people were or what the story was. Kitty looked in to the envelope for more but there was nothing. She sank back in her chair.

Should she know what the names meant?  Was there a hidden message?

Journalist Kitty Logan’s career is on the brink of ruin. A reporter on the TV news show ‘Thirty Minutes she has been suspended by the network and is facing charges of libel following an ill-researched story. To make matters worse she faces losing the woman who guided and taught her everything she knew. At her terminally ill friend’s bedside, Kitty asks – what is the one story she always wanted to write?

The answer lies in a file buried in Constance’s office: a list of one hundred names. There is no synopsis, nothing to explain what the story is or who these people are. The list is simply a mystery. But before Kitty can talk to her friend, it is too late.

With everything to prove, Kitty is assigned the most important task of her life: to write the story her mentor never had the opportunity to. Kitty not only has to track down and meet the people on the list, but find out what connects them. And, in the process of hearing ordinary people’s stories, she starts to understand her own. The extraordinary can always been found in the ordinary…

Cecelia Ahern is the author of nine novels. She has enjoyed phenomenal success since she burst on to the scene nine years’ ago with PS. I Love You. Aside from novels Cecelia has written for television and stage, adapting her own novella Mrs Whippy for theatre as well as co-creating the ABC/E4 series Samantha Who? PS I Love You was one of the earliest Richard & Judy picks and became a million-copy bestseller as well as being turned into a hit box-office film starring Hilary Swank. Her novels are published in over 40 languages and have sold in excess of 15 million copies worldwide.

100 Names by Cecelia Ahern is a great winter read. Ahern is back on fine form with this captivating, engaging and warm novel. Showing that everyone really does have their own story to tell, 100 Names is perfect for cold, winter’s day reading and the beautifully presented book would also make an ideal Christmas gift! We loved it! 

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