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Subject: Marian Keyes - No Dress Rehearsal
Date Posted: 6/19/2009 12:24 PM ET
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Does anyone know what this book is? Is it one of those books that have another name in the UK? (So maybe I've already read it?) I notice it was published in 2000, but has a long waiting list. Just curious- for example, I know "Cracks in my Foundation" is the same book as "Under the Duvet" (or "Further Under"... one of those). Thanks for any help!

Date Posted: 6/19/2009 2:26 PM ET
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Hey Heather,

I can't be any help to you, but just wanted to tell you you were a help to me.. Dur I am an airhead sometimes. lol.

 

I realized after reading this post... I in fact have BOTH, Under the Duvet AND Cracks in my foundation on my TBR...

ROFL. Thanks for letting me know I have the same book twice...Good Grief. THIS is why I need to pare down my bookshelf. =(

Date Posted: 6/19/2009 3:30 PM ET
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Yeah, well I didn't know it either. I had the book (whatever the "mirror" of "Cracks" is) on my wishlist for a while. Then, at a used book store, I found "Cracks in my Foundation" and read the back, thinking "Hey, I had never heard of this Marian Keyes book." I ended up buying it, and when I got home, I checked, and the description on the back matches the description of the "other" book - so it's just under another name (sort of like "Shopaholic Abroad" and "Shopaholic Takes Manhattan" but in a much more different wordsy way). Well, I'm glad I could help and now you can post the duplicate into the system.

Anyone have any info on the "No Dress Rehearsal" one?

Date Posted: 6/19/2009 3:53 PM ET
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Actually I just pulled them to check them over... Cracks in my foundation is actually the same as Further Under the Duvet.. The sequel to Under the Duvet.. So not the same books.. But nonetheless, great to know, as I had had Further under the duvet on my WL. At least I dont feel so bad, didn't order duplicates.. On THIS one anyways...

 

ETA: Heather, I just looked that book up on Amazon. It doesnt appear to be a duplicate copy of any other book. What I did notice though, was this....

1902602323  (2000)
 
Product Description
Lizzie hasn't realised that she's dead yet. She can't understand why everyone is ignoring her when all she wants is a little sympathy? She has been in an accident, after all. Next day at work, she meets two spirits who've been sent to break the news.
 

 
1934848093 (2009)
 
Book Description:
Lizzie is dead - she just doesnt know it. Why does everyone ignore her when she needs a little sympathy? She has been in an accident, after all. The next day, Lizzie goes to work as usual and meets two unusual people, spirits who have been sent to break the bad news. But our Lizzie is not ready to go anywhere. She has yet to say her goodbyes. Help is at hand with Jan and Jim, messengers who have seen it all before. Before Lizzie crosses to the other side, she'll get her chance to stage the closing scene of a lifetime.


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