Cathy Kelly


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in Belfast, Ireland
September 12, 1966

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Born in Belfast but raised in Dublin, Cathy initially worked for thirteen years as a newspaper journalist with a national Irish Sunday newspaper, where she worked in news, features, along with spending time as an agony aunt and the paper’s film critic. However, her overwhelming love was always fiction and she published her first international bestseller, Woman To Woman, in 1997. She did not become a full-time writer until she had written another two books (She’s The One and Never Too Late) and finally decided to leave the world of journalism in 2001, moving to HarperCollins Publishers at the same time.

Someone Like You and What She Wants followed in successive years. Her sixth novel, Just Between Us, was her first Sunday Times number one bes
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Someone Like You

3.76 avg rating — 4,297 ratings — published 2000 — 30 editions
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Always and Forever

3.75 avg rating — 3,417 ratings — published 2004 — 31 editions
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The Year that Changed Every...

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Homecoming

3.73 avg rating — 2,539 ratings — published 2010 — 28 editions
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Best of Friends

3.77 avg rating — 2,285 ratings — published 2003 — 23 editions
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Just Between Us

3.79 avg rating — 2,286 ratings — published 2002 — 24 editions
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Past Secrets

3.72 avg rating — 2,448 ratings — published 2006 — 22 editions
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What She Wants

3.78 avg rating — 2,091 ratings — published 2001 — 20 editions
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Once In A Lifetime

3.63 avg rating — 1,891 ratings — published 2009 — 25 editions
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The House on Willow Street

3.78 avg rating — 2,298 ratings — published 2012 — 24 editions
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“Closeness means you get hurt; closeness means letting down your defences and letting people see the tender skin under the carapace.”
Cathy Kelly, Never Too Late

“Do you know that an Irishman always respond to a question with another?"
And the Irish guy replies "Who told you that?”
Cathy Kelly, Never Too Late

“Just because women can bear children doesn't mean they're unable to harbour the same sort of career ambitions as a man.”
Cathy Kelly, Never Too Late

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