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Three more of Cecelia Ahern’s novels set for Hollywood

Published 16/10/2009

Author Cecelia Ahern is set for a Hollywood take-over, with three more of her best-selling novels to hit the big screen.

The 27-year-old mum-to-be has already seen her debut book PS I Love You made into a movie, starring Hollywood big-hitters Hilary Swank and Gerard Butler.

And now three other novels, Where Rainbows End, If You Could See Me Now and Thanks For The Memories look like they could also be given the Tinseltown treatment.

Cecelia, who was at Eason’s in Belfast yesterday to sign her new novel The Book of Tomorrow, said her winning formula was a combination of a happy ending and a hopeful future.

“Where Rainbows End is going into production. The screenplay has been written and now it’s just a case of finding a director,” she said.

“If I Could See You Now and Thanks For The Memories have both been optioned (when a producer obtains the right to buy a screenplay), so it’s all very exciting.

“From what I’ve been told, my books translate well into film because they tend to be very visual.

“The women in my books go through dark times but they get through their blips and find their happy endings. So I guess there’s a theme of reaching a place of hope,” she added.

But the daughter of former Taoiseach Bertie Ahern will take some time off from writing next year — Cecelia and partner David Keoghan are expecting their first baby in December.

Cecelia also said she was “really sad” about the death of Boyzone’s Stephen Gately. “He was just a lovely character and his death is a tragedy,” she said.

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