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The Vanishing Act of Esme Lennox

By Maggie O'Farrell

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An impassioned, intense, haunting family drama from the author of AFTER YOU'D GONE and INSTRUCTIONS FOR A HEATWAVE

From the Costa Award winning, bestselling author of THIS MUST BE THE PLACE and I AM, I AM, I AM, comes an intense, breathtakingly accomplished story of a woman's life stolen, and reclaimed.

'Unputdownable' Ali Smith

Edinburgh in the 1930s. The Lennox family is having trouble with its youngest daughter. Esme is outspoken, unconventional, and repeatedly embarrasses them in polite society. Something will have to be done.

Years later, a young woman named Iris Lockhart receives a letter informing her that she has a great-aunt in a psychiatric unit who is about to be released.

Iris has never heard of Esme Lennox and the one person who should know more, her grandmother Kitty, seems unable to answer Iris's questions. What could Esme have done to warrant a lifetime in an institution? And how is it possible for a person to be so completely erased from a family's history?

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  • ISBN: 9780755372263
  • Publication date: 12 Nov 2009
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  • Imprint: Tinder Press
Actually unputdownable, written with charge and energy and a kind of compelling drive, a clarity and a gripping dramatic insidiousness reminiscent of classic Daphne du Maurier — Ali Smith
O'Farrell's subtlety and delicate touch have never been so finely demonstrated — Independent on Sunday
Mesmerisingly good — Daily Mail
O'Farrell's story-telling skills ensure that this novel is compulsively readable, and delivers strong emotional punch — Telegraph
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