by Graham Norton
Editor: Hodder & Stoughton General Division
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The Sunday Times best-seller and Graham Norton’s first novelSunday Times Loans and Perceptsa skillfully traced history as movement, as it is imperative to “Sunday Mirror’ Deeply accomplished”.brilliantly observed’ Good’.one of the most authentic beginnings I have read in recent yearsin a sobriety that, leaving behind the linguistic eccentricity of thein favour of true characters and tender feelingIt’s a beautiful novel “by John Boyne, Irish Times, It’s funny and wonderfully perceptive” Wendy Holden It’s beautiful and yet extremely sad yet extremely sad “Daily Express’ Strenuously charming.surprisingly tender “Metro” Warm and attentive’ StylistThe distance Irish village of Duneen has known little drama; and yet its inhabitants are troubled.Sergeant PJ Collins was not always that overweight; mother of two Brid Riordan was not always an alcoholic; and elegant Evelyn Ross did not always feel that her life was a total loss.Thus, when human remains are discovered in an old farmhouse, suspected of being Tommy Burke’s – an ancient love of Brid and Evelyn – the dark past village begins to disintegrate.Like the frustrated PJ struggles to solve an authentic case for the first time in his life, he exhume a community is worth the wrath and resentment, secrets and regret.Darkly comical, touching and deeply sad at the same timeGraham Norton uses his acerbic spirit to breathe life into a host of engaging characters, and exploring with burning winds of honesty – the complexity and contradictions that make us human beings.
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