Reviews for Cinema Lumière

A life-affirming and original debut from a local author who is really one to watch
— Waterstones
A magical, thought-provoking and uplifting tale...one of this year’s must-reads
— Daily Mirror
A stunning debut. Made me laugh out loud, cry … and ache with recognition.
— The Huffington Post
Cinema Lumière is one of those magical stories you cannot put down… full of sharp wit and an understanding of the human condition.
— Lee Carter, Ladbroke Grove
A unique voice. Hooked!
— Susan Verran, Cardiff
A wonderful concept! I loved the idea of being offered a retrospective of one’s life.
— Sue Scott, London
A beautiful story.
— Rebecca Stanford, Sittingbourne
The characters are so unique and well described.
— Giselle Douglas, Shepherds Bush

Reviews taken from The People's Book Prize website:

What a lovely book! I took this on holiday with me and laughed out loud from my sun-lounger! Brilliant observations and quirky plot....I didn't leave the book behind because I wanted to lend it to my friends at home. Well done Hattie, I hope this is the first of many ....please give us some more.

Beautifully written, touching story. I will happily recommend.

Love this book! Poignant & funny.

A fabulous, witty and moving read!

I got the strangest looks on the tube...as I gaffawed and spluttered my way along the district line. Great fun with characters that stay with you.

I loved this book, a real page turner! Perfect holiday reading!

Brilliant story which takes place in my neighbourhood in West London, with well observed characters. Funny and emotionally charged at the same time

Hattie Holden Edmonds is a writer ahead of her time . There is fantastic humour in her stories which are full of acute observation and understanding of the human condition , Beautifully crafted and inspirational , we should all have one on our shelves.

Loved it!

Such a great read, laugh out loud and seamless tearjerking,brilliant!

Heartwarming and laugh out loud funny. Really enjoyed being with the characters.

Magical book. I loved it.

I loved Hattie Edmonds "Cinema Lumiere" and its positive message.

Nellie is a star!

A great debut, loved it

Enlightening! ...love the twist at the end.

Loved it - v. redolent of my youth in London and I loved the magical symbolism

I loved the fact that this book was quietly full of philosophical ideas and phrases that made me stop and think.

Loved this book, it deserves to win.

 

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