Tag Archives: Maggie O’Farrell

Edinburgh Books and Writers

Off the tourist driven Royal Mile, down a secluded alley – called a Close – the Writers’ Museum in Edinburgh welcomes readers with quiet homage to a few of Scotland’s greatest writers – Robert Burns, Robert Louis Stevenson, and Sir … Continue reading

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Instructions for a Heatwave by Maggie O’Farrell

Family secrets are Maggie O’Farrell’s forte and her latest novel – Instructions for a Heatwave – combines her facility for everyday drama with shocking revelations. If you’ve read O’Farrell’s The Vanishing Act of Esme Lennox or The Hand That First … Continue reading

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The Hand That First Held Mine – Maggie O’Farrell

How far back can you remember? Most memories of being very young depend on stories told by parents – sometimes embellished, but usually dependable sources of personal history. Maggie O’Farrell newest novel, The Hand That First Held Mine, offers a … Continue reading

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