這次新加坡開會,收穫之一就是我狂買了一堆英文小說
可能有些人會覺得我是不是瘋了
每回出國我總是覺的機會難得
所以都會想盡辦法買些好書回來啃
畢竟台灣的英文小書市場並不是太大
很多在亞馬遜看到鍾意的書
很不幸的台灣都沒進口
也就養成我出國扛書的怪癖出來

平常很少有機會接觸到英國作家的書籍
這會在新加坡買的兩本Cecelia Athern的書
其實我一開始是先從暢銷書籍區搜尋一番
再翻翻內容,挑幾本自己看了有感覺的書來買
就這樣我第一次接觸到Cecelia Ahern的書就被"電"到了

Cecelia Ahern是新崛起的英國女作家
目前她的書籍只有3本
1. PS, I Love You
2. Where Rainbows End
3. If You Could See Me Now
我在新加坡只買到前兩本
兩本書的文章架構非常的不同,讓我見識到這位女作家撰寫文章的功力有多強
他在文章中所用的文字並不是很艱深
對於英文普普的我看起她的書來格外輕鬆
也很容易跟著她文章的劇情安排起起伏伏
尤其是Celenia的第一本書 "PS, I Love You" , 看的我感動到眼淚止不住

PS, I Love You....
故事的開始在女主角Holly失去了她的摯愛Gerry
在親人及姐妹掏的鼓勵下,她的意志還是一直很消沉
整天關在屋子內,啥事都不做
有一天,Holly的媽媽來電告訴她有一個她的包裹寄到他父母親的家
Holly開信後才發現原來在Gerry過世前生病時抱病寫了10封信給她
希望Holly每個月打開一封 (每封信的最後,Gerry都留下一句話"PS, I Love You")
這無非給了Holly一個新的希望,似乎Gerry仍活在這個世上,陪在她的身邊
Holly開始了沒有Gerry的新生活,也開創了一個她重未想過的新生活
整個故事背景雖然沒有瓊瑤式的瘋狂愛戀
但是不難看出樸實的幸福原來就圍繞在我們的周圍

有機會,我真的希望台灣也能引進她的書
讓大家也有機會拜讀到她的文章

11/9     在誠品發現了Cecelia的第一本書 "P.S. I Love You"
11/10   在台北101的Page One 找到 " P.S. I Love You" 和 " Where Rainbows End"



書籍介紹 (from Celelia Ahern official website)
http://www.ceceliaahern.ie/

P.S. I Love You 

Some people wait their whole lives to find their soul mates. But not Holly and Gerry.

Childhood sweethearts, they could finish each other's sentences and even when they fought, they laughed. No one could imagine Holly and Gerry without each other.

Until the unthinkable happens. Gerry's death devastates Holly. But as her 30th birthday looms, Gerry comes back to her. He's left her a bundle of notes, gently guiding Holly into her new life without him, each note signed "P.S. I Love You."

As the notes are gradually opened, and as the year unfolds, Holly is both cheered up and challenged. The man who knows her better than anyone sets out to teach her that life goes on. With some help from her friends, and her noisy and loving family, Holly finds herself laughing, crying, singing, dancing - and being braver than ever before.

Life is for living, she realises - but it always helps if there's an angel watching over you.


Where Rainbows End 

From naughty children to rebellious teenagers, Rosie and Alex have stuck by each other through thick and thin. But just as as they're discovering the joys of teenage nights on the town and dating disasters, they're separated. Alex's family move from Dublin to America - and Alex goes with them. For good.

Rosie's lost without him. But on the eve of her departure to join Alex in Boston, Rosie gets news that will change her life forever - and keep her at home in Ireland.

their magical connection sees them through the ups and downs of each others lives, but neither of them knows whether their friendship can survive the years and miles - or new relationships. And at the back of Rosie's mind is whether they were meant to be more than just good friends all along. Misunderstandings, circumstances and sheer bad luck have kept them apart, but when presented with the ultimate opportunity, will they gamble everything for true love?







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