An unforgettable novel of love and motherhood from bestselling author 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.
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