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‘STYLISH, ALLURING, UTTERLY GRIPPING’ Observer
‘LIKE NOTHING YOU HAVE EVER READ BEFORE’ Red
Lauren Pailing is born in the sixties, and a child of the seventies. She is thirteen years old the first time she dies.
Lauren Pailing is a teenager in the eighties, becomes a Londoner in the nineties. And each time she dies, new lives begin for the people who loved her – while Lauren enters a brand new life, too.
But in each of Lauren’s lives, a man called Peter Stanning disappears. And, in each of her lives, Lauren sets out to find him.
And so it is that every ending is also a beginning. And so it is that, with each new beginning, Peter Stanning inches closer to finally being found…
Perfect for fans of Kate Atkinson and Maggie O’Farrell, The First Time Lauren Pailing Died is a book about loss, grief – and how, despite it not always feeling that way, every ending marks the start of something new.
Readers love The First Time Lauren Pailing Died:
‘I’ve never read anything quite like this book’
‘A stunning novel that has really stayed with me’
‘Loved this book from the first to the last page’
‘A very enjoyable, original and moving story’
‘An unusual and interesting concept’
‘Would recommend to anyone that liked The Time Traveler’s Wife’
About the author
Alyson Rudd was born in Liverpool, raised in West Lancashire and educated at the London School of Economics. She is a sports journalist at The Times and lives in South West London. She has written two works of non-fiction. The First Time Lauren Pailing Died is her first novel.
APPLE BOOKS REVIEW
Fans of Russian Doll are in for a treat: This debut novel stars a heroine who keeps coming back to life. From her first death at age 13, Lauren Pailing slips into an altered version of her personal trajectory each time she dies. Author Alyson Rudd uses this dreamy device to explore questions of an existential and scientific nature, but the story is driven by its sensitive protagonist and the characters in her orbit. The period details make for especially vivid flashbacks as we follow Lauren from the ’60s all the way to the 21st century. We were utterly enthralled by this story.