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Instructions for a Heatwave - Maggie O'Farrell
Instructions for a Heatwave
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The stunning new novel from Costa Award winning novelist Maggie O'Farrell: a portrait of an Irish family in crisis in the legendary heatwave of 1976. It's July 1976. In London, it hasn't rained for months, gardens are filled with aphids, water comes from a standpipe, and Robert Riordan tells his... show more
The stunning new novel from Costa Award winning novelist Maggie O'Farrell: a portrait of an Irish family in crisis in the legendary heatwave of 1976. It's July 1976. In London, it hasn't rained for months, gardens are filled with aphids, water comes from a standpipe, and Robert Riordan tells his wife Gretta that he's going round the corner to buy a newspaper. He doesn't come back. The search for Robert brings Gretta's children — two estranged sisters and a brother on the brink of divorce — back home, each with different ideas as to where their father might have gone. None of them suspects that their mother might have an explanation that even now she cannot share. Maggie O'Farrell's sixth book is the work of an outstanding novelist at the height of her powers.
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Format: hardcover
ISBN: 9780755358786 (0755358783)
Publisher: Headline Book Publishing
Pages no: 352
Edition language: English
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Portable Magic
Portable Magic rated it
5.0 Instructions for a Heatwave ★★★★★
It seems like a long time since I have read a good book with uncomplicated pleasure. I enjoyed the way the author lets the truths of each character and their histories and the story's events drop into place, like pieces of a jigsaw puzzle slowly fitting together until the full image is finally compl...
Hall of Records
Hall of Records rated it
3.5 Instructions for a Heatwave - Maggie O'Farrell
A father goes missing and a family has to reunite and face their differences and overcome their grievances in order to solve the puzzle of what might have happened and where he might have gone off to.This as far as I would go in summarising the plot of this novel. I salute the people who wrote the s...
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4.0 Instructions for a Heatwave
O'Farrell once again proves that she's a master of character development. The tenuous relationships of this family unfold like a flower coming into bloom, and is certainly well worth the read. You can read my full review here. https://tcl-bookreviews.com/2014/08/10/steaming-open-a-familys-pandoras-b...
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