Wednesday, January 05, 2011

Maggie O'Farrell The Hand That First Held Mine

Best-selling novelist Maggie O’Farrell, a former student at Murray Edwards College, then known as New Hall, picked up the Costa Novel Award for her fifth book, The Hand That First Held Mine. O’Farrell, who was taught extra curricular creative writing classes by fellow winner Shapcott at Cambridge University, said: “I don’t know how I’ll celebrate. I told my
7-year-old son that I’d won a prize and he said ‘are we going to have cake?’ so maybe I’ll bake one!”

Maggie O'Farrell is the author of five 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 and The Hand That First Held Mine. Born in Northern Ireland, Maggie grew up in Wales and Scotland. She lives in London with her husband and two children.

This is the story of two women - Lexie and Elina, a journalist and a painter - separated by fifty years, but linked by a story of love, family secrets and deception, that touches powerfully on the theme of motherhood. It is acclaimed and bestselling author Maggie O'Farrell's most emotionally satisfying novel to date.
A gorgeously written story of love and motherhood with stunning emotional punch - this is Maggie O'Farrell doing what she does better than anyone.

RRP: £14.99
Price: £7.87 or £3.99 with new membership
To look at various formats and buy. The Hand That First Held Mine

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