A Keeper: The Sunday Times Bestseller

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A Keeper: The Sunday Times Bestseller

A Keeper: The Sunday Times Bestseller

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From the bestselling author of Holding comes a masterly tale of secrets and ill-fated loves set on the coast of Ireland. In this narrative that goes back and forth in time, Patricia's life is slowly revealed as to how she ended up being a confirmed spinster and life long devoted single mother to her beloved daughter, Elizabeth. It's a sad and lovely book, brimful of tenderness and compassion, where the revelations of the past upturn the perceptions of the present. A compelling and moving story, expertly told, that will draw you in and keep you in its grip until the last page. who knows what drives people to try to set things right ,and instead making it a kidnapping nightmare.

While staying at her mother's home, Elizabeth is informed there's a codicil to her mother's will and also finds letters from her father that he wrote to her mother almost 40 years ago. And perhaps, had she not found the small stash of letters, the truth would never have come to light. The two treads of the story, current and historical , presented in parallel are an easy read and except for one element the plot is totally acceptable: where are Mary's relatives?Stumbling across a small wooden box of letters penned to her mother in the early Seventies in response to a lonely hearts advert by the man she has been told is her father it provides her first opportunity to learn more about Edward Foley.

We don’t share your credit card details with third-party sellers, and we don’t sell your information to others.Most purchases from business sellers are protected by the Consumer Contract Regulations 2013 which give you the right to cancel the purchase within 14 days after the day you receive the item. For me it wasn't quite up to the mark of Holding which I loved but this nevertheless was read very quickly. This is a fabulous little book and I read it from start to finish in one sitting wanting to know more. I maybe at one point while reading this ARC said are you serious and then started muttering to myself about just DNFing it.

He then secured a prime time slot on Channel 4 with his chat shows So Graham Norton and V Graham Norton. I never watch talk shows, however I know who Mr Norton is, and I admit I was intrigued by the fact that he has accomplished two novels, both receiving many positive reviews. The attitudes and interactions are steeped in the predjucises of the culture and yet it is such a human tale that it could be set anywhere. Loneliness features in the lives of several of the characters but Elizabeth’s life is more positive at the end of the book. We also use them to help detect unauthorized access or activity that violate our terms of service, as well as to analyze site traffic and performance for our own site improvement efforts.Compelling, well-written with a great eye for human foibles it is undoubtedly highly readable but for me lacked substance and there isn’t much more to the novel than what becomes pretty obvious early on. IRISH INDEPENDENT 'It's a sad and lovely book, brimful of tenderness and compassion, where the revelations of the past upturn the perceptions of the present. Once again Graham Norton surprises me with his writing abilities in this well drawn story of small town Irish life and remote rural farming families. It is here that the story gets a firmer foothole and we, as readers, will come to see what Graham Norton has in mind for us.

I'm not completely certain that I didn't miss something there, but I don't really feel like I can be bothered going back to re-read and find out). Elizabeth Keane’s life is not exciting, but she is happy with her job as a university lecturer bringing up her 17-year-old son, Zach, on her own, after a divorce several years earlier.His characters have a cardboard quality and he has jammed the plot with events that never quite come together in a believable way. This was powerful storytelling, with depth of both character and plot, the threads joining both eras all strongly interwoven. Meanwhile she is told that she has also inherited another house, by the sea, which had belonged to her father whom she had never known. I cannot say much here it would ruin the story ,very sad thread in it and a desperate act that tore lives apart. The house is in dilapidated state and more worryingly, infested with rats which scuppers Elizabeth's plan for residing there for the short duration of her stay.



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