The Curious Charms of Arthur Pepper

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MIRA, May 3, 2016 - Fiction - 400 pages
Look for Phaedra Patrick’s newest perfectly charming read, The Secrets of Love Story Bridge.

“An endearing celebration of life.” -RealSimple.com

Perfect for fans of A Man Called Ove, this curiously charming debut follows a lovable widower and his life-changing adventure of love and self-discovery.

Sixty-nine-year-old Arthur Pepper lives a simple life. He gets out of bed at precisely 7:30 a.m., just as he did when his wife, Miriam, was alive. He dresses in the same gray slacks and mustard sweater vest, waters his fern, Frederica, and heads out to his garden.

But on the one-year anniversary of Miriam’s death, something changes. Sorting through Miriam’s possessions, Arthur finds an exquisite gold charm bracelet he’s never seen before. What follows is a surprising and unforgettable odyssey that takes Arthur from London to Paris and as far as India in an epic quest to find out the truth about his wife’s secret life before they met—a journey that leads him to find hope and healing in the most unexpected places.

Featuring an unforgettable cast of characters with big hearts and irresistible flaws, The Curious Charms of Arthur Pepper is a joyous reminder of life’s infinite possibilities.


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There seems to be a new fiction genre that concerns older British men who are set in their ways and living lives of quiet desperation until they get a nudge from a person or a past event or both and ... Read full review

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This is a wonderful book of aging and loss. When the story begins, we meet 69 year old Arthur Pepper. His wife of 40 years passed away a year before this book begins, and Arthur has been living alone ... Read full review

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Contents

Section 1
9
Section 2
22
Section 3
30
Section 4
46
Section 5
57
Section 6
67
Section 7
71
Section 8
91
Section 17
203
Section 18
215
Section 19
227
Section 20
237
Section 21
256
Section 22
270
Section 23
278
Section 24
290

Section 9
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Section 10
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Section 11
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Section 12
131
Section 13
146
Section 14
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Section 15
175
Section 16
188
Section 25
301
Section 26
307
Section 27
311
Section 28
320
Section 29
326
Section 30
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About the author (2016)

Phaedra Patrick is the author of Rise and Shine, Benedict Stone and The Curious Charms of Arthur Pepper, which has been published in over twenty countries around the world. She studied art and marketing, and has worked as a stained-glass artist, film festival organizer and communications manager. An award-winning short story writer, she now writes full-time. She lives in Saddleworth, UK, with her husband and son.

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