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On a Beautiful Day

Narrated by: Clare Wille
Length: 12 hrs
4.5 out of 5 stars (34 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

It's a beautiful day in Manchester, and four friends are meeting for a birthday lunch. But then they witness a shocking accident just metres away which acts as a catalyst for each of them.

For Laura, it's a wake-up call to heed the ticking of her biological clock. Sensible Jo finds herself throwing caution to the wind in a new relationship. Eve, who has been trying to ignore the worrying lump in her breast, feels helpless and out of control. And happy-go-lucky India is drawn to one of the victims of the accident, causing long-buried secrets to rise to the surface.

This is a story about the startling and unexpected turns life can take. It's about luck - good and bad - and about finding bravery and resilience when your world is in turmoil. Above all, it's about friendship, togetherness and hope.

Exclusive to the audiobook, On a Beautiful Day contains a unique Q&A session between the author and her editor.

©2018 Lucy Diamond (P)2018 Macmillan Digital Audio

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Dreadful, awful, etc

I spent the whole of this book wanting alternately wanting to shake my head at the glaring inaccuracy of the insight into the hospitality industry and shake the silly, shallow, selfish self congratulating main character- awful, awful, awful. I only finished it because I had paid for it and had no luck trying to return it. Don’t waste your time and money on this whilst there are so many good books out there.

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Loved it!

Loved it all, beautifully written and narrated. Woven emotion and lessons into a brilliant story

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Great story

Believable characters and the question and answer and words from the author at the end.

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  • Sandra
  • 13-07-2018

Lucy Diamond delivers again!

I always enjoy Lucy's books and this one didn't disappoint. We meet a group of close girl friends who each have their own issues to deal with and discover the best way to deal with them. The characters are all strong women in their own right but once they join forces, they can and do, deal with anything!
Well written with believable characters, this book has aspects that most women can relate to. Clare gives each one a unique voice so you know who this bit is about.
Nice little bonus feature at the end too!

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  • Nicola B.
  • 23-01-2018

One of my favourite authors!

Lovely story. Another great one by a wonderful author. Well performed too. I would definitely recommend.

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  • Claire
  • 28-01-2019

Thought provoking

I really enjoyed this book, and loved how the characters developed. In parts it’s very moving, and I surprised myself by getting tearful in parts. Narrator is perfect . I’d highly recommend .

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  • KK
  • 22-08-2018

very moving

I do not always like these life affirming books, sometimes they just seem tooo cheerful at the end. I really loved the end of this book, it made me feel more capable of getting on with my life in a positive manner.

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  • Beteboop
  • 16-03-2018

Great characters

Great characters and as a Mancunian a great read as I could visualise the city.

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  • Mutti
  • 28-02-2018

A really good listen

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Enjoyed this book so much that I tweeted the author - sounds really sad, but I felt compelled to do so. The setting was in Manchester and, being a true Manc, she summed up our City perfectly. Storyline involved several characters all were realistic and all had their own stories that weren't complicated.

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  • Hilde
  • 07-02-2018

sweet and very entertaining

found it slightly flimsy in the beginning and was wondering about quitting it, but then the crash happened and finally we got to know the girls and their lives. I thought it was a good book and it touched on so many aspects of life. I do recommend it :)

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  • Shoshana
  • 21-09-2019

Beautiful

I bought this book many months before I could bring myself to listen to it. Something in the summary made me wary of starting a book with pre-warned big feelings. On a Beautiful Day did not disappoint. I could taste the air in each scene, so rich was each setting and so real each conversation.
Clare Wille's performance was outstanding - which I do not say lightly. I am easily irritated even by existing favourite narrators, but I found Clare to inhabit Lucy's characters so vividly, between them they regularly brought me to tears.
An expertly woven tale, describing women and their families, their friendships, and the nature of hope. Exquisite.

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  • Lizzie
  • 09-08-2019

Great holiday read

Good story, great characters with the right amount of dramas. I could imagine being friends with the women in the story. As in real life they all have a story to tell even though they look sorted from the outside. I really enjoyed this book.

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  • Lucy locket
  • 19-07-2019

perfect listen

I enjoyed this book but I've listened to better. it's a book for listening to on holiday just to pick up on and off. well read.