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The World at My Feet

the most uplifting emotional story you'll read this year

'The World at My Feet brought me to tears. What a beautifully written and incredibly moving novel' Beth O'Leary, author of The Flatshare and The Switch

'A bittersweet, beautifully written novel with a very big heart. Perfect for readers who want a real page-turner that leaves them happier at the end' Eve Chase, author of The Glass House


The secrets that bind us can also tear us apart…

1990. Harriet is a journalist. Her job takes her to dangerous places, where she asks questions and tries to make a difference. But when she is sent to Romania, to the state orphanages the world is only just learning about, she is forced to rethink her most important rule. 

2018. Ellie is a gardener. Her garden is her sanctuary, her pride and joy. But, though she spends long days outdoors, she hasn’t set foot beyond her gate for far too long. Now someone enters her life who could finally be the reason she needs to overcome her fears.

From post-revolution Romania to the idyllic English countryside, The World at My Feet is the story of two women, two worlds, and a journey of self-discovery that spans a lifetime.

The dazzling new novel from Richard & Judy book club author Catherine Isaac, The World at my Feet is a story about the transforming power of love, as one woman journeys to uncover the past and reshape her future.

Your favourite authors loved The World at My Feet


‘What a moving and uplifting story this is – Catherine Isaac writes with real humanity and kindness, which is exactly what we all need right now’ Lucy Diamond, author of An Almost Perfect Holiday

'Such a beautifully written book – I loved it and would highly recommend adding it to your 2021 reading list. It is a wonderful story that I know readers are going to feel moved and uplifted by' Libby Page, author of The Lido

‘A poignant and perceptive novel of love and courage in the face of terrible adversity’ Erica James, author of Letters From the Past

The World at my Feet is a profoundly moving, heart-filled story showing that, even in the darkest winter, new shoots of love, laughter and hope are waiting to burst through… Catherine Isaac handles Ellie’s backstory with the kind of sensitivity and delicacy that’s the mark of an exceptionally accomplished writer. The World at my Feet is exactly the kind of story we all need right now. I adored it’ Sarah Haywood, author of The Cactus

'Beautifully written, thought-provoking and ultimately uplifting – The World At My Feet is Catherine Isaac's best book so far!' Debbie Johnson, author of Maybe One Day

'A rare treat & deeply moving. It broke my heart then mended it' Dinah Jefferies, author of The Tuscan Contessa

Readers are loving The World at My Feet:

'Hooked from start to finish'  5 Stars

'Amazing read. I couldn't put it down' 5 Stars


'A moving, heart warming and emotional read' 5 Stars

'I completely lost myself in it, and didn't want it to end' 5 Stars

'Sensationally good' 5 Stars

'Broke my heart into millions of pieces and piece by piece gradually put those pieces back together again' 5 Stars

'Had my heart in my mouth and a lump in my throat on more than one occasion' 5 Stars


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Catherine Isaac was born in Liverpool and was a journalist before she became an author. She wrote her first novel, Bridesmaids, under the pseudonym Jane Costello and her eight subsequent books were all Sunday Times bestsellers. You Me Everything was her first work writing as Catherine Isaac. It was selected by the Richard & Judy Book Club, has been translated into twenty-four languages and a movie adaptation is in development by Lionsgate and Temple Hill. In 2019 she won the Romantic Novelists’ Association award for Popular Romantic Fiction. She lives in Liverpool with her husband Mark and three sons.

  • Publisher: Simon & Schuster UK (March 18, 2021)
  • Length: 432 pages
  • ISBN13: 9781471178115

‘The World at my Feet is a profoundly moving, heart-filled story showing that, even in the darkest winter, new shoots of love, laughter and hope are waiting to burst through. Ellie is a wonderful character, whose daily acts of courage are an inspiration. As she nurtures her beloved garden, and reaches out to those beyond its walls, she finds her own way through to the sunlight. Catherine Isaac handles Ellie’s backstory with the kind of sensitivity and delicacy that’s the mark of an exceptionally accomplished writer. The World at my Feet is exactly the kind of story we all need right now. I adored it’

– Sarah Haywood, author of The Cactus

‘A poignant and perceptive novel of love and courage in the face of terrible adversity’ 

– Erica James, author of Letters From the Past

'Such an interesting and beautifully written book – I loved it and would highly recommend adding it to your 2021 reading list. It is a wonderful story that I know readers are going to feel moved and uplifted by' 

– Libby Page, author of The Lido

'Beautifully written, thought-provoking and ultimately uplifting – The World At My Feet is Catherine Isaac's best book so far!' 
 

– Debbie Johnson, author of Maybe One Day

‘What a moving and uplifting story this is – Catherine Isaac writes with real humanity and kindness, which is exactly what we all need right now’
 

– Lucy Diamond, author of An Almost Perfect Holiday

'The World at My Feet brought me to tears. What a beautifully written and incredibly moving novel' 

– Beth O'Leary, author of The Flatshare

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