Do You Remember the First Time?

Do You Remember the First Time?

Jenny Colgan

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B Format 129x198mm
320 pages
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Book Overview

Life doesn’t have a rewind button. Ever wished it did?

Flora’s wish is about to come true, in a magical new novel about the ultimate second chance, from the bestselling author of WORKING WONDERS and AMANDA’S WEDDING.

As her best friend Tashy cuts into her wedding cake, 32-year-old Flora realises she is disillusioned with life. Suddenly, her well-paid job, cosy flat and stable relationship with sensible Olly don’t amount to a whole lot. Flora wants to be 16 again. She closes her eyes and wishes. Her wish has come true.

Waking up the next morning is a shock. But now Flora has the chance to right some wrongs. Trading crows feet for pimples, love handles for a torso Britney Spears would kill for and dull dinner parties for house parties where White Lightning and snogging are the order of the day, Flora revels in a life where things are far less complicated and just much more… FUN.

It’s not all laughs though. Will what she does change the future? How can she get back to the present and her ordinary life? And does she even want to?

About the author

Jenny Colgan was born in 1972 in Ayrshire. After Edinburgh University, she worked for six years in the health service, moonlighting as a cartoonist and stand-up comic. She is the author of four previous bestselling novels: Amanda's Wedding, Talking to Addison, Looking for Andrew McCarthy and Working Wonders, all of which are in development for film and TV. Jenny lives in London and is working on her sixth novel and a new TV series.


  • ‘Funny stuff.’ Heat
  • ‘Snappy and wickedly entertaining.’ You
  • ‘Full of laughs and lipgloss – brilliant.’ Company
  • ‘Funny, magical and moving.’ TIME OUT
  • ‘A sharp, witty love story.’ OBSERVER
  • ‘Colgan is on top form with her latest outrageous romp’ Cosmopolitan
  • ‘Jenny Colgan is one of the leaders of the pack… Fast-paced, funny, poignant and well-observed’ Daily Mail
  • ‘Wonderful, warm and resonant’ Hello
  • ‘Sharp, well-observed and hilarious’ New Statesman