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That’s Life, Lily

Valerie Dayre

A funny, peculiar teen read from a highly acclaimed children’s author.

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August. People setting off on their yearly holiday. A time of excitement and promise and happy families . . . and Lily, on the back seat of the car, scribbling in her notebook and truly sick of her parents. But what if she were really free of them? What if they were to drive off without her? So begins Lily’s unusual holiday. But is she living an adventure, caught in a tragedy or playing her own very peculiar game? Lily will keep you wondering, as she pulls you further and further into her funny and frightening book.


Valérie Dayre published her first book in 1989. She has since written over fifteen highly-acclaimed children’s books which have been translated into many languages. C’est la vie, Lili won the Prix Sorcière (the main French children’s prize) and, in translation, the 2006 German Youth Literature Prize. That’s Life, Lily is the first of her novels to be published in English.…

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