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Cecelia Ahern signs her new book 'How to Fall in  Love'

Cecelia Ahern signs her new book 'How to Fall in Love'

Cecelia Ahern in Munich, where she has written for the German TV series ‘Heart Cinema’. Photo: EPA/
URSULA DUEREN

Cecelia Ahern in Munich, where she has written for the German TV series ‘Heart Cinema’. Photo: EPA/ URSULA DUEREN

Cecelia and Miriam Ahern, and Georgina Byrne, at the annual Cari charity lunch at The Four Seasons Hotel, Dublin

Cecelia and Miriam Ahern, and Georgina Byrne, at the annual Cari charity lunch at The Four Seasons Hotel, Dublin

David Keoghan, Cecelia Ahern, Bertie Ahern and Nicky Byrne
after birth of twins Jay and Rocco at Holles Street. Pic: Mark Condren 21/4/07

David Keoghan, Cecelia Ahern, Bertie Ahern and Nicky Byrne after birth of twins Jay and Rocco at Holles Street. Pic: Mark Condren 21/4/07

Cecelia Ahern and her daughter at the Childline concert at the O2 in Dublin

Cecelia Ahern and her daughter at the Childline concert at the O2 in Dublin

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Cecelia Ahern signs her new book 'How to Fall in Love'

SHE may be soft at heart, but best-selling author Cecelia Ahern means business when it comes to seeing how her “babies” — or her novels — are adapted for the big screen.

She is set to see a further two books brought to life in front of the cameras, |with The Book of Tomorrow and Thanks for the Memories being made into two TV series for audiences in the UK and US.

And Cecelia told the Herald that while she doesn't mind some changes, she's protective of her storylines.

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“My novels are my babies, that's what I do,” she added. “But I always feel that apart from it being really exciting to turn them into films or TV series, it's another way to reach a wider audience.”

Cecelia was at Clerys in Dublin yesterday to mark 10 years since her debut novel, PS I Love You, which was made into a movie starring Hilary Swank and Gerard Butler, hit the shelves.

hnews@herald.ie

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