Instructions for a Heatwave (Hardback)

Maggie O'Farrell

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Departing from her more dramatic and psychological storylines, award-winning Maggie O'Farrell writes a moving yet humorous novel about a family drawn together in a time of need in Instructions for a Heatwave, a book shortlisted for the 2013 Costa Novel Award.

When Gretta's husband disappears without a word from their London home, her grown-up children return to help solve the mystery. Michael Francis is increasingly estranged from his wife; Monica's new role as stepmother isn't fooling anyone; and black sheep Aoife is still finding it hard to keep a childhood secret. Will the time back under one roof and a revealing journey to Connemara provide a turning point for them as individuals and as a unit?


Product Details

  • Product code: IFAH
  • ISBN: 9780755358786
  • Publisher: Headline Publishing Group
  • Format: Hardback
  • Dimensions: 24.1cm x 16.0cm
  • Pages: 352
  • Book points: 4

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Beautiful -

This book is another excellent novel by O'Farrell. Funny, moving and beautifully written!

Claire , Thu Jul 24 20:40:36 BST 2014

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Fab read -

I've never read anything by Maggie O'Farrell before, but after reading Instructions for a Heatwave, I'm looking forward to reading more by her! I haven't finished this book yet, about halfway through, but I can't put it down. Great storyline so far, and great characters, just hoping it has an equally great ending! The description for this book says the author usually writes more psychological based books, and that sounds good to me!

Rachel, Confessions of a Book Geek , Wed Jul 10 19:31:03 BST 2013

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Amazing! -

Bought this book, couldn't put it down. A fantastic read! Highly recommended.

Clive , Mon May 13 10:44:50 BST 2013

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Instructions for a Heatwave -

As in all Maggie O'Farrell's books the writing is so deliciously enjoyable you don't want the story to end but cannot stop reading it because you want to know how it ends. She makes the characters so real you feel that you know them intimately.

Lucy , Mon Apr 29 22:11:55 BST 2013

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