Things I Want My Daughters To Know by Elizabeth NobleThings I Want My Daughters To Know by Elizabeth Noble

Things I Want My Daughters To Know

byElizabeth Noble

Paperback | April 28, 2009

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When Barbara realizes time is running out, she writes letters to her four daughters, aware they’ll have to manage without her. Take Lisa, in her 30s but incapable of making a commitment, or Jennifer, trapped in a stale marriage and buttoned up so tight she could burst.While 20-something Amanda is the traveller, always distanced from the rest of the family. And Hannah, only a teenager, is about to be parted from the mother she adores. But by drawing on the wisdom in Barbara’s letters, the girls might just find a way to cope with their loss.
ELIZABETH NOBLE lives in New York and Surrey with her husband and two daughters. Her six previous novels—The Reading Group, The Friendship Test (formerly published as The Tenko Club), Alphabet Weekends, Things I Want My Daughters to Know, The Girl Next Door, and The Way We Were—were all Sunday Times bestsellers, with The Reading Gro...
Title:Things I Want My Daughters To KnowFormat:PaperbackDimensions:448 pages, 8.25 × 5.27 × 1.15 inPublished:April 28, 2009Publisher:Penguin CanadaLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0143168800

ISBN - 13:9780143168805


Rated 4 out of 5 by from Box of tissues needed... Takes place in London, England early 90s where you meet lady with four daughters who are all different, but connected to a mother who loves them dearly. She has passed on and left them each a letter, plus a copy of her journal of her thoughts and stories of her past. Life unravels for them all, in one way or another, but they come together to keep the family unit as one regardless of the circumstances of each of their lives. Enjoyed.
Date published: 2013-05-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Loved This Book!! A friend loaned me this book over a year ago after I had had a surgery and was on bed rest. My Mum was in England was quite sick at the time and was being tested for cancer. At first I thought it a little strange for her to loan me something so "depressing"!!! It took me a couple of months before I picked up the book, but truly glad that I did. I loved it and totally related to the realistic family aspect of it. I am the Mum of 3 girls and I think the letter writing is a fantastic idea, sick or not. I have loaned "my friend's" book to others. I would really recommend. Now I have to buy a copy for myself so I can re-read it!!!!
Date published: 2010-01-20
Rated 4 out of 5 by from What a great book! I had read a review before I started reading it that had left me a little disappointed for having purchased it. Boy am I glad I bought it now. The characters are so real and making a connection to this family is very easy. I definitely recommend it... but keep a box of tissues near by, they might come in handy at times.
Date published: 2009-09-18
Rated 3 out of 5 by from unique dimensional characters Elizabeth Noble is very talented at creating unique dimensional characters and it's the stand out quality of this book. The story wasn't exceptional, and the ending was a little too neat but thankfully the author restrained herself from tying it ALL up perfectly (some is left unsaid). So pretty good but not great...
Date published: 2009-06-21