The Hand That First Held Mine (Paperback)

Maggie O'Farrell

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A gorgeously written story of love and motherhood, this is a tour de force from one of our best loved novelists. When the sophisticated Innes Kent turns up on her doorstep, Lexie Sinclair realises she cannot wait any longer for her life to begin, and leaves for London. There, at the heart of the 1950s Soho art scene, she carves out a new life. In the present day, Elina and Ted are reeling from the difficult birth of their first child. Elina struggles to reconcile the demands of motherhood with sense of herself as an artist, and Ted is disturbed by memories of his own childhood that don't tally with his parents' version of events. As Ted begins to search for answers, an extraordinary portrait of two women is revealed, separated by fifty years, but connected in ways that neither could ever have expected.


Product Details

  • Product code: ABFCZ
  • ISBN: 9780755308460
  • Publisher: Headline Publishing Group
  • Format: Paperback
  • Dimensions: 19.7cm x 13.2cm
  • Pages: 384
  • Publish date: Thu Feb 03 00:00:00 GMT 2011
  • Book points: 8

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Spellbinding. I couldn't wait for my "reading time" to come round each evening. Its been a long time since I enjoyed a book this much. Beautifully written with a wonderfully crafted storyline.

Sandra , Wed May 18 17:48:26 BST 2011

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