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Issue Details: First known date: 2012 2012
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'She ached for him. She longed for him. She missed the way he made her feel and how funny and smart and sexy she felt with him. And young. She missed the version of herself that she had left behind.

'At thirty-eight, Lizzie Quealy thinks she has things sorted: a happy relationship, a couple of gorgeous kids, a steadfast best friend and a career she loves. But when Lizzie bumps into Tom, an old flame from her globe-trotting twenties, her life begins to unravel.

'Tom is her "unfinished business": the man she might have spent her life with, if things had gone a little differently. Ten years on, the spark is still there - but how far is Lizzie prepared to go to recapture it, and at what cost?

'Set in Melbourne, London and Bali, via Tokyo and the Trans-Siberian Express, The Happiness Show is a refreshingly honest story about love, fidelity and the messiness of second chances. Sexy and hilarious, it explores the rules and taboos of contemporary relationships - and what happens when they stand in the way of one woman's pursuit of happiness.' (From the publisher's website.)

Notes

  • Dedication: For Dan, with love, for keeping me alive for a very long time. And for anyone who has ever left a part of themselves behind.

    Deep thanks to:
    Mario Borg, Denise O'Dea, Chris Feik, Louise Fox, Marie-Louise Walker and particularly Jacquelin Perske, for saying 'Just keep going.' And Anthony Artmann, for making every day feel like Christmas.
  • Other formats: Also large print.

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

    • Collingwood, Fitzroy - Collingwood area, Melbourne - North, Melbourne, Victoria,: Black Inc. , 2012 .
      Image courtesy of Black Inc.
      Extent: 288p.
      Note/s:
      • Publication date: November 2012.
      ISBN: 9781863955720 (pbk.)
    • Melbourne, Victoria,: Black Inc. , 2014 .
      4954998679748946297.png
      Image courtesy of publisher's website
      Extent: 304p.
      Edition info: 2nd edition
      Note/s:
      • Published January 2014
      ISBN: 9781922231253 (ebook)

Works about this Work

Shades of Blue on the Side Emma Young , 2013 single work review
— Appears in: The Canberra Times , 5 January 2013; (p. 16)

— Review of The Happiness Show Catherine Deveny 2012 single work novel
Catherine Deveny’s Happy Diversions Barry Gittins , Jen Vuk , 2013 single work review
— Appears in: Eureka Street , 20 December 2013;

— Review of The Happiness Show Catherine Deveny 2012 single work novel
Untitled Carody Culver , 2012 single work review
— Appears in: Bookseller + Publisher Magazine , August/September vol. 92 no. 1 2012; (p. 20)

— Review of The Happiness Show Catherine Deveny 2012 single work novel
Unfinished Business Carody Culver (interviewer), 2012 single work interview
— Appears in: Bookseller + Publisher Magazine , August/September vol. 92 no. 1 2012; (p. 25)
Navigating the Imperfect Past Thuy On , 2012 single work review
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian , 24-25 November 2012; (p. 23)

— Review of The Happiness Show Catherine Deveny 2012 single work novel ; Sisters of Mercy Caroline Overington 2012 single work novel
The Atmosphere is Hot, Wet and Abrasive Emma Young , 2012 single work review
— Appears in: The Saturday Age , 29 December 2012; (p. 25) The Sydney Morning Herald , 28-29 December 2012; (p. 23)

— Review of The Happiness Show Catherine Deveny 2012 single work novel
Untitled Carody Culver , 2012 single work review
— Appears in: Bookseller + Publisher Magazine , August/September vol. 92 no. 1 2012; (p. 20)

— Review of The Happiness Show Catherine Deveny 2012 single work novel
Navigating the Imperfect Past Thuy On , 2012 single work review
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian , 24-25 November 2012; (p. 23)

— Review of The Happiness Show Catherine Deveny 2012 single work novel ; Sisters of Mercy Caroline Overington 2012 single work novel
The Atmosphere is Hot, Wet and Abrasive Emma Young , 2012 single work review
— Appears in: The Saturday Age , 29 December 2012; (p. 25) The Sydney Morning Herald , 28-29 December 2012; (p. 23)

— Review of The Happiness Show Catherine Deveny 2012 single work novel
Shades of Blue on the Side Emma Young , 2013 single work review
— Appears in: The Canberra Times , 5 January 2013; (p. 16)

— Review of The Happiness Show Catherine Deveny 2012 single work novel
Catherine Deveny’s Happy Diversions Barry Gittins , Jen Vuk , 2013 single work review
— Appears in: Eureka Street , 20 December 2013;

— Review of The Happiness Show Catherine Deveny 2012 single work novel
Unfinished Business Carody Culver (interviewer), 2012 single work interview
— Appears in: Bookseller + Publisher Magazine , August/September vol. 92 no. 1 2012; (p. 25)
Last amended 6 Dec 2013 10:13:50
Settings:
  • Melbourne, Victoria,
  • London,
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    England,
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    United Kingdom (UK),
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    Western Europe, Europe,
  • Bali,
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    Indonesia,
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    Southeast Asia, South and East Asia, Asia,
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