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The Hand That First Held Mine By Maggie O'Farrell

The Hand That First Held Mine by Maggie O'Farrell

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Summary

An unforgettable novel of love and motherhood from bestselling author Maggie O'Farrell

The Hand That First Held Mine Summary

The Hand That First Held Mine by Maggie O'Farrell

Winner of the 2010 Costa Novel Award and a Sunday Times bestseller, THE HAND THAT FIRST HELD MINE by Maggie O'Farrell is a gorgeously written story of love and motherhood from the author of THIS MUST BE THE PLACE. When the sophisticated Innes Kent turns up on her doorstep, Lexie Sinclair realises she cannot wait any longer for her life to begin, and leaves for London. There, at the heart of the 1950s Soho art scene, she carves out a new life. In the present day, Elina and Ted are reeling from the difficult birth of their first child. Elina struggles to reconcile the demands of motherhood with her sense of herself as an artist, and Ted is disturbed by memories of his own childhood that don't tally with his parents' version of events. As Ted begins to search for answers, an extraordinary portrait of two women is revealed, separated by fifty years, but connected in ways that neither could ever have expected.

The Hand That First Held Mine Reviews

O'Farrell has a remarkable ability to convey the texture of human emotion with precision * Observer *
Like Daphne du Maurier...O'Farrell writes books designed to...bring our most primal fears to the surface * Daily Mail *
O'Farrell is a skilful, impassioned writer...engaging and fluent * Sunday Telegraph *
Genuinely unputdownable...evidence of her place as one of Britain's most engaging contemporary novelists * Literary Review *

About Maggie O'Farrell

Maggie O'Farrell is the author of the Sunday Times no. 1 bestselling memoir I AM, I AM, I AM, and eight novels: AFTER YOU'D GONE, MY LOVER'S LOVER, THE DISTANCE BETWEEN US, which won a Somerset Maugham Award, THE VANISHING ACT OF ESME LENNOX, THE HAND THAT FIRST HELD MINE, which won the 2010 Costa Novel Award, INSTRUCTIONS FOR A HEATWAVE, which was shortlisted for the 2013 Costa Novel Award, THIS MUST BE THE PLACE, which was shortlisted for the 2016 Costa Novel Award, and HAMNET. She lives in Edinburgh.

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GOR002458044
9780755308460
0755308468
The Hand That First Held Mine by Maggie O'Farrell
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Headline Publishing Group
2016-02-29
384
Winner of Costa Novel Award 2010 Short-listed for Galaxy National Book Awards: Waterstone's UK Author of the Year 2010
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