The Last Anniversary

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Pan, Oct 1, 2006 - Abandoned children - 388 pages
11 Reviews

"'I'll tell you something, something important. Love is a decision. Not a feeling. That's what you young people don't realise. That's why you're always off divorcing each other. No offence, dear.' "

So decrees the formidable Connie Thrum of Scribbly Gum Island. She is the chief decision-maker of a rather unconventional family and her word is law, especially when it comes to the important things in life, like cinnamon toast and profit margins.

It's been over seventy years since Connie and her sister Rose visited their neighbours and found the kettle boiling and a baby waking for her feed, but no sign of her parents. The 'Munro Baby Mystery' still hasn't been solved and tourists can visit the abandoned home, exactly as it was found in 1932.

But now Connie has passed away and the island residents ponder her legacy. Sophie Honeywell is looking down the barrel of her fortieth birthday and still hoping for that fairytale ending. Her beautiful new friend Grace, the Munro Baby's granddaughter, can't tell anyone what she hopes for. It would be too shocking.

Meanwhile, a frumpy housewife makes a pact with a stranger, an old lady starts making her own decisions and a family secret finally explodes on an extraordinary night of mulled wine, fire-eating and face-painting - the Last Anniversary.

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User Review  - bookczuk - LibraryThing

I somehow stumbled across this book, and picked it up to read between some other obligatory books, which were either darker, more serious, or non-fiction. This presented a good diversionary read, with ... Read full review

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Another enjoyable, (although unbelievable) story by Liane Moriarty. I really like her writing - her books are unbelievable story lines but they are so fun to read. This one has a little mystery ... Read full review

About the author (2006)

The eldest of six children, Liane Moriarty is the author of the bestseller THREE WISHES. She is a freelance advertising copywriter based in Sydney. She writes everything from catalogues to websites, TV commercials to cereal boxes and has won industry awards for her work. She lives by the sea with her partner, Eric.

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