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The dazzling new novel from Richard & Judy book club author Catherine Isaac, The World at my Feet is a story about the transforming power of love, as one woman journeys to uncover the past and reshape her future.

The secrets that bind us can also tear us apart…

1989. Harriet is a journalist. Her job takes her to dangerous places, where she asks questions and tries to make a difference. But when she is sent to Romania, to the state orphanages the world is only just learning about, she is forced to rethink her most important rule. 

2018. Ellie is a gardener. Her garden is her sanctuary, her pride and joy. But, though she spends long days outdoors, she hasn’t set foot beyond her gate for far too long. Now someone enters her life who could finally be the reason she needs to overcome her fears.
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From post-revolution Romania to the idyllic English countryside, The World at My Feet is the story of two women, two worlds, and a journey of self-discovery that spans a lifetime.

Praise for Messy, Wonderful Us

‘Uplifting, emotional and surprising… another sure-fire bestseller’ Hannah Beckerman
‘I adored it … a gorgeous sunny setting, exploring love, friendship and the twistiest of family entanglements’ Jill Mansell
'Intriguing and pacy' Libby Page
'I fell head over heels in love with this book! A page-turning mystery, a wonderfully uplifting story about love in all its forms and characters so real, I still wonder what they're doing' Katy Regan
'I absolutely loved it, what a rich and engaging story' Dani Atkins

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Catherine Isaac was born in Liverpool and was a journalist before she became an author. She wrote her first book, Bridesmaids, while on maternity leave, under the name Jane Costello. Her eight subsequent novels were all bestsellers in the UK. You, Me Everything was her first book writing as Catherine Isaac in 2018. It was selected by the Richard & Judy Book Club, has been translated into 24 languages and a move adaptation is in development but Lionsgate and Temple Hill. In 2019 she won the Romantic Novelists’ Association award for Popular Romantic Fiction. She lives in Liverpool with her husband Mark and three sons.

  • Publisher: Simon & Schuster UK (January 6, 2021)
  • Length: 400 pages
  • ISBN13: 9781471178092

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