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The Last Beginning

By Lauren James

A mystery to be solved in the past. A love to be uncovered in the future. The thrilling follow-up to The Next Together.

Perfect for holidays" – Marie Claire “A funny, gripping and incredibly imaginative story of true love and reincarnation.” – Louise O’Neill, author of Only Ever Yours Named oned of the best LGBT-inclusive works for kids and young adults by The Independent. The epic conclusion to Lauren James’ debut The Next Together about true love and reincarnation. Sixteen years ago, after a scandal that rocked the world, teenagers Katherine and Matthew vanished without a trace. Now Clove Sutcliffe is determined to find her long lost relatives… But where do you start looking for a couple who seem to have been reincarnated at every key moment in history? Who were Kate and Matt? Why were they born again and again? And who is the mysterious Ella, who keeps appearing at every turn in Clove's investigation? For Clove, there is a mystery to solve in the past and a love to find in the future.

  • Praise for The Next Together: "Perfect for holidays" - Marie Claire "A funny, gripping and incredibly imaginative story of true love and reincarnation." - Louise O'Neill, author of Only Ever Yours
  • The Next Together was voted one of the most highly anticipated novels of 2015 on Goodreads. As with the first book in the series, The Last Beginning is told through a mixture of regular prose, diary entries, letters, "original" historical documents, news reports and internet articles.
  • Rights sold in Brazil, Germany, Russia, Turkey and the USA.

About the author

Lauren James was born in 1992, and graduated from the University of Nottingham, UK, in 2014, where she studied chemistry and physics. Her first novel, The Next Together, a YA reincarnation romance, has been translated into five languages worldwide. It was also longlisted for the Branford Boase Award, a prize given to recognize an outstanding novel by a first-time writer. Lauren is also an Arts Council grant recipient. She lives in the West Midlands. You can find her on Twitter at @Lauren_E_James or her website laurenejames.co.uk.

ISBN: 9781406358063
Imprint: Walker
Distributor: Walker Australia-HEDS
Binding: Paperback
Release Date: October 1, 2016
Dimensions: 129 x 198mm, 352pp
Stock Status: Confirmed
Australian RRP: $16.99
New Zealand RRP: $18.99
Stock Level: In Stock

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