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The Sunday Times bestseller. Graham Norton's dark and masterful debut set in a remote Irish village, is an intelligently crafted story of love, secrets and loss.

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Holding by Graham Norton

The Sunday Times bestseller and debut novel from Graham Norton.

'Poised and perceptive' Sunday Times

'... a deftly plotted story as moving as it is compelling' Sunday Mirror

'Deeply accomplished ... brilliantly observed' Good Housekeeping

'... one of the more authentic debuts I've read in recent years ... in such an understated manner, eschewing linguistic eccentricity ... in favour of genuine characters and tender feeling ... this is a fine novel' John Boyne, Irish Times

'It's funny and wonderfully perceptive' Wendy Holden

'It is beautiful and yet devastatingly sad' Daily Express

'Strenuously charming ... surprisingly tender' Metro

'Heartwarming and observant' Stylist

The remote Irish village of Duneen has known little drama; and yet its inhabitants are troubled. Sergeant PJ Collins hasn't always been this overweight; mother of two Brid Riordan hasn't always been an alcoholic; and elegant Evelyn Ross hasn't always felt that her life was a total waste. So when human remains are discovered on an old farm, suspected to be that of Tommy Burke - a former love of both Brid and Evelyn - the village's dark past begins to unravel.

As the frustrated PJ struggles to solve a genuine case for the first time in his life, he unearths a community's worth of anger and resentments, secrets and regret.

Darkly comic, touching and at times profoundly sad. Graham Norton employs his acerbic wit to breathe life into a host of lovable characters, and explore - with searing honesty - the complexities and contradictions that make us human.

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Holding Reviews


Poised and perceptive -- Louis Wise * the Sunday Times *
Deeply accomplished, with brilliantly observed, entertaining characters and an atmospheric setting * Good Housekeeping *
Heartwarming and observant * Stylist *
Strenuously charming...surprisingly tender -- Clare Allfree * Metro *
One of the more authentic debuts I've read in recent years... A fine novel. -- John Boyne * The Irish Times *
An undercurrent of black comedy accompanies the ripples that ensue - but with a pathos that makes this deftly plotted story as moving as it is compelling. * Sunday Mirror *
charming...thoughtfully done...highly enjoyable. * the Guardian *
Full of emotion and tense moments. You will be gripped from the first page. * Woman's Own *
An undercurrent of black comedy accompanies the ripples that ensue - but with a pathos that makes this deftly plotted story as moving as it is compelling. * Sunday Mirror *

About Graham Norton


Graham Norton is one of the UK's best loved broadcasters. He presents The Graham Norton Show on BBC1 and has a weekly show on BBC Radio 2. He is the winner of nine BAFTA awards. Born in Dublin and raised in West Cork, Norton now lives in London.

His debut novel Holding was a commercial and critical success, winning Norton the Irish Independent Popular Fiction award at the Bord Gais Irish Book Awards in 2016.

Additional information

GOR008382147
Holding by Graham Norton
Graham Norton
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Hodder & Stoughton General Division
2017-05-18
320
1444791982
9781444791983
N/A
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