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If you like reading, you may be interested in a book review written by one of our supporters – please see below if you feel encouraged to read The Marble Collector by Cecelia Ahern.

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The Marble Collector

By Cecelia Ahern

What if you only had one day to find out who you really were?

We meet Sabrina Boggs at exactly this moment of her life.

A mother, a wife, and a daughter, whose father, Fergus, is recovering from a stroke in a care home. That day Sabrina stumbles upon a mysterious collection of very valuable marbles which belonged to her father. Going through the inventory of the marbles Sabrina discovers that the two most valuable ones are missing. In the process of trying to find out what happened with the marbles she learns that she didn’t know her father at all and that there is a huge part of his life she didn’t even know existed.

Sabrina has only one day to discover who her father really was. During this trip she investigates her father’s secret life, and as a result her own life, the memories and the people she never knew existed.

The readers have the pleasure of simultaneously following Fergus’ past and Sabrina’s current lives, which tie in flawlessly at the end of the book. They get an insight into life events which shaped both, Fergus and Sabrina, into the people they became.

The Marble Collector is a lovingly written book by the modern age ‘fairy tale’ author, it is filled with adventure and discovery, sweet and sad at the same time, thought provoking story which will keep the reader hooked until the end.


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