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Keeping Mum by Emma Hannigan


Keeping Mum by Emma Hannigan

Happily married Ava and her daughter Daisy have always had the same outlook on life. Marriage (to the right guy) and babies. But when Daisy begins to question her life choices, Ava is forced to examine her own. Independent widow Mia and her eighteen-year-old daughter Felicity have always been close. Until Felicity moves to Dublin and starts a relationship with a man ten years her senior. Image-conscious, diet-obsessed Greta and her daughter Tally could not be more different. But mothers and daughters can love each other without actually liking each other, right? As each of the daughters finds her own path in life, the women must confront the new dynamics in their relationships. And a holiday in Spain provides just the opportunity to discover whether growing up really has to mean growing apart . . .


'So honest, so darkly humourous and - above all - funny * * 'Unmissable' * U magazine * 'Hannigan's novel, much like the vivacious author herself, is brimming with hope, joy and inspiration' * Sunday Independent * 'Warm, wise, uplifting . . . a wonderful storyteller' * Cathy Kelly * Praise for Emma Hannigan * : * 'A moving tale celebrating the bonds between women, Emma Hannigan beautifully captures the difficult and wondrous thing that is loving and learning to let go ... just a little. An excellent read' * Irish Tatler *'

About the Author

Emma Hannigan

Emma Hannigan is the author of ten bestselling novels including The Secrets We Share, Driving Home for Christmas and the bestselling memoir Talk to the Headscarf which charted her journey through cancer. Emma lives in Co. Wicklow , Ireland, with her husband, two children and a dog.

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Publication date

2nd July 2012


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Hachette Books Ireland


400 pages


Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)



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