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All Editions of The Hand That First Held Mine

by Maggie O'Farrell

The Hand That First Held Mine

The Hand That First Held Mine

Author: Maggie O'Farrell Format: Paperback Release Date: 03/02/2011

One of our Great Reads you may have missed in 2011.   February 2011 MEGA Book of the Month.   Winner of the Costa Novel Award 2010. Costa Book Awards 2010 Judges' comment: "A powerful story full of dynamic characters, crafted with panache and lyricism."   A gorgeously written story of love and motherhood, this is a tour de force from one of our best loved novelists.   May 2010 Good Housekeeping selection.The fifth book from the award-winning author of After You’d Gone is another delight, weaving together the stories of two women who have never met but whose destinies are linked by secrets, deception and love. Maggie’s skill is to draw the reader into her characters’ lives, while gradually revealing the relationship that binds them. A compelling portrait of motherhood.   July 2010 Guest Editor Louise Candlish on Maggie O'Farrell... O’Farrell is an author I’ve come to quite late and have therefore read in the wrong order. This is her newest and most stylish; the writing is spun gold. I love the character of Lexie Sinclair: the way she approaches motherhood, the way she runs her career, the way she treats her men. It’s terribly sad, too, and made me cry.

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The Hand That First Held Mine

The Hand That First Held Mine

Author: Maggie O'Farrell Format: Hardback Release Date: 29/04/2010

  Winner of the Costa Novel Award 2010.Costa Book Awards 2010 Judges' comment: "A powerful story full of dynamic characters, crafted with panache and lyricism."   Shortlisted for the Galaxy UK Author of the Year 2010.   Featured on The Book Show on Sky Arts on 20 May 2010.   May 2010 Good Housekeeping selection.The fifth book from the award-winning author of After You’d Gone is another delight, weaving together the stories of two women who have never met but whose destinies are linked by secrets, deception and love. Maggie’s skill is to draw the reader into her characters’ lives, while gradually revealing the relationship that binds them. A compelling portrait of motherhood.   July 2010 Guest Editor Louise Candlish on Maggie O'Farrell... O’Farrell is an author I’ve come to quite late and have therefore read in the wrong order. This is her newest and most stylish; the writing is spun gold. I love the character of Lexie Sinclair: the way she approaches motherhood, the way she runs her career, the way she treats her men. It’s terribly sad, too, and made me cry.

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