Days of Wonder
From the Richard & Judy Book Club bestselling author of A Boy Made of Blocks
By Keith Stuart
In this beautiful, funny and moving novel by the author of A Boy Made of Blocks, a father and his daughter discover that stories can save lives.
'A story of life, love and hope - the perfect antidote to today's world. Phenomenal'
The incredible, life-affirming new novel by the author of the Richard & Judy Book Club Bestseller A Boy Made of Blocks for fans of Matt Haig and Jojo Moyes.
Tom, devoted single father to Hannah, is the manager of a tiny local theatre. On each of her birthdays, its colourful cast of part-time actors have staged a fantastical production just for her - a day of wonder. However hard life gets, all Tom wants to do is make every moment magical for her.
Now, as Hannah begins to spread her wings, the theatre comes under threat of closure and the two could lose one another. But maybe, just maybe, one final day of magic might just save them both.
A story about finding joy in everyday life, Days of Wonder is the most beautiful and uplifting novel you'll read all year.
'Days of Wonder is a heartwarming and magical story. A wonderful read' LIBBY PAGE, AUTHOR OF THE LIDO
'So powerful, yet incredibly gentle and poignant. Utterly and completely beautiful' JOANNA CANNON
'Utterly enchanting . . . a truly beautiful story' RUTH HOGAN
'This is the most emotionally powerful book we've read all year' HEAT
'Tugs at your heart' DAILY MAIL
'Fans of Jojo Moyes' Me Before You will love Days of Wonder. Made me laugh and cry in turn' GOOD HOUSEKEEPING
'A lovely, funny and very moving novel' SUN
'It's a long time since a book made me laugh out loud and cry so much' TRACY REES
'A beautiful read' CLOSER
'The publishing sensation of the year' MAIL ON SUNDAY ON A BOY MADE OF BLOCKS
'An uplifting read, full of humour and heart' SUNDAY MIRROR
READERS LOVE DAYS OF WONDER:
'Beautiful. Powerful. Emotional. Heartwarming. Bold. Touching. Heartbreaking. Wonderful. Outstanding. Brave. A must buy. A must read' BETWEEN THE PAGES BOOK CLUB
'I didn't think Keith's novel A Boy Made of Blocks could be topped, but he's done it' GOODREADS REVIEWER
'This is a truly wonderful story, and I recommend it to anyone with a heart - broken or otherwise' GOODREADS REVIEWER
'I can't stress how amazing this book is. I truly believe that 2018's must-read novel has arrived' WHISPERING STORIES
'Catapulted itself into my top five reads of all time' GOODREADS REVIEWER
'Brilliantly done and backed up with a cast of lovely characters. I adore this book' GOODREADS REVIEWER
'Just wonderful, a delicately finished story full of joy, loyalty, heartache and love' GOODREADS REVIEWER
'Keith Stuart is fast emerging as one of the UK's great emotive writers when it comes to finding the beauty in everyday life' BEN VEAL WRITES
Keith Stuart is an author and journalist. His heartwarming debut novel, A Boy Made of Blocks, was a Richard and Judy Book Club pick and a major bestseller, and was inspired by Keith's real-life relationship with his autistic son. Keith has written for publications including Empire, Red and Esquire, and is the former games editor of the Guardian. He lives with his wife and two sons in Frome, Somerset.
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07 Feb 2019
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A story of life, love and hope - the perfect antidote to today's world. Phenomenal — Clare Mackintosh
An enchanting story about family, friendship, love and loss which manages to be both very funny and intensely moving - a rare feat — Mike Gayle
So powerful, yet incredibly gentle and poignant. Utterly and completely beautiful — Joanna Cannon (author of The Trouble with Goats and Sheep)
Days of Wonder is a heart-warming and magical story. A wonderful read — Libby Page (author of The Lido)
Fans of Jojo Moyes' Me Before You will love Days of Wonder, which packs a similar emotional punch. Made me laugh and cry in turn — Good Housekeeping
Utterly enchanting . . . a truly beautiful story — Ruth Hogan (author of The Keeper of Lost Things)
A lovely, funny and very moving novel — Natasha Harding, Sun
A complete and absolute delight, this is a treasure of a read. Days of Wonder is full of joy, hope, love and is truly, deeply beautiful - highly recommended — Love Reading
This is the most emotionally powerful book we've read all year — Heat
Oh Wow. Here is a list of words to describe this story... Beautiful. Powerful. Emotional. Heart-warming. Bold. Touching. Heart-breaking. Wonderful. Outstanding. Brave. A must buy. A must read — Between the Pages Book Club (blog)
Moving, funny, inspiring and redemptive. It's a long time since a book made me laugh out loud and cry so much and in such equal measure — Tracy Rees, author of Amy Snow
A beautiful read — Closer
An uplifting read, full of humour and heart — Sunday Mirror
This enchanting, uplifting book from the author of A Boy Made of Blocks is a must-read. You'll laugh and cry, but it's an emotional rollercoaster ride you won't want to stop — Candis (Book of the Month)
Blew me away. Keith Stuart has the ability to stop the world around you, but it's more than that, it's almost like he makes the book part of you, and you it — The Quiet Knitter (blog)