Thanks for the Memories

Thanks for the Memories
Cecelia Ahern
Call Number
English AHE

How can you know someone you’ve never met? Joyce Conway remembers things she shouldn’t.

She knows about tiny cobbled streets in Paris, which she has never visited. And every night she dreams about an unknown little girl with blonde hair.

When she leaves hospital after a terrible accident, with her life and her marriage in pieces, Joyce moves back in with her elderly father. All the while, a strong sense of deja vu is overwhelming her and she can’t figure out why!

Justin Hitchcock is divorced, lonely and restless. He arrives in Dublin to give a lecture on art and meets attractive doctor Sarah, who persuades him to donate blood. It’s the first thing to come straight from his heart in a long time.

When Justin receives a basket of muffins with a note simply saying thank you, he is sure someone is playing a trick on him. But then a series of gifts begin to arrive. Intrigued and disturbed, Justin is determined to find out who is sending them. What he discovers will change his life forever.


After an accident, Joyce Conway suddenly remembers things that she never knew of. She even dreams of a young girl whom she has never met before. Her life starts to fall apart and she cannot understand her newly acquired knowledge of architecture.

To make things worse, she finds a stranger, Justin Hitchcock, whom she has just met, familiar – it is as though she has known him for a very long time.

Professor Justin Hitchcock meets a doctor who convinces him to donate blood. It is the first thing he has done straight from his heart. Strangely, he too, thinks he finds a lady he meets for the first time familiar, but at the same time it seems he does not know her at all.

Thanks For The Memories is a light read with a good dose of humour. This novel is ideal for those who are looking for a fairy tale story about love, and escape from the harsh realities of life. It is an easy and enjoyable holiday read.

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Recommendation and original review by Norlin Naim, NLB librarian.

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