What would be on your bucket list?

In Fausto Brizzi's novel, One Hundred Days of Happiness, Lucio discovers he only has three months left to live. Vowing to also make them the happiest, he sets out with his family on a journey across Italy, determined to win back his wife, to create the best possible memories for his children and ultimately to become the man he was always meant to be.

So we asked ourselves the same question, what would we do if we only had 100 days to live?

11/08/2015
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In Fausto Brizzi's novel, One Hundred Days of Happiness, Lucio discovers he only has three months left to live. Vowing to also make them the happiest, he sets out with his family on a journey across Italy, determined to win back his wife, to create the best possible memories for his children and ultimately to become the man he was always meant to be.

So we asked ourselves the same question, what would we do if we only had 100 days to live?

Justine Anweiler, Designer

Verdon Gorge in France

Float the Verdon Gorge in France while eating an ice cream. I come from a city where floating down the river is the thing to do every summer and once I stumbled on (Pinterested my way to) The Verdon Gorge – well, it’s what childhood dreams are made of!

Susan Reuben, Project Editor:

To visit Matisse’s Rosary Chapel in Provence – La Chapelle du Rosaire de Vence​.

Fiona Scobe, Editorial Assistant

I’d like to start a conversation with a French-speaking stranger! I’m learning French to speak to my partner’s family, and they’re very forgiving – but I’ve been too shy to attempt to speak French to anyone other than them.

Kate Green, Publicist

Northern Lights

To see the Northern Lights.

Sarah Mclean, Head on International Sales

To learn to drive! And climb Mount Kilimanjaro.

Laura Langlois, Non-Fiction and Events Executive

To master the dish Ceviche – I ate this on a daily basis in Peru and absolutely love it, but have yet to muster the confidence to serve friends raw fish!

Francesca Pearce, Communications Executive

two beignets with cup of black coffee on plate

To eat a beignet in Paris.

Alex Saunders, Editorial Assistant

Sky Dive! To take the leap to a different perspective.

Silhouette of person in parachute against background of mountains and blue sky

Katie Sparks, Audio Administrator

To bottle feed baby elephants in India or swim with the retired elephants of the Andaman Islands.

Catherine Alport, Publicity Manager

Top of my bucket list is to one day to get tweeted by JK Rowling. Career and personal win.

Leanne Williams, Head of International Sales

To make it into the Guinness Book of World Records. I don’t want to be the catalyst for this with any particular skill (only because I don’t have one), but rather just join a group – like the biggest group of people dressed up as potatoes in one place.

So, what's on your bucket list? 

Listen to a clip from One Hundred Days of Happiness by Fausto Brizzi, read by Mark Meadows

One Hundred Days of Happiness

by Fausto Brizzi

Book cover for 9781447269038

What would you do if you only had 100 days left to live?
Lucio Battistini has a list:
To win back his wife - the love of his life
To become a dad his kids will always remember
To help his father-in-law find love
To let his friends know how much they mean to him
And most of all he must make every moment count.

So far, he hasn't been getting it right. And if Lucio is going to become the man he was always meant to be, he's got a lot of work to do . . .