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Maggie O'Farrell: A Reader's Guide - free digital compendium

By Maggie O'Farrell

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MAGGIE O'FARRELL: A READER'S GUIDE is a free digital compendium introducing readers to the unforgettable world of Maggie O'Farrell

This free digital collection brings together extracts from Sunday Times bestseller and Costa Novel Award-winner Maggie O'Farrell's six novels. Whether you're discovering Maggie O'Farrell for the first time or revisiting your favourite novels, this collection showcases the work of one of the most critically acclaimed and commercially successful writers at work today. Follow #DiscoverMaggie to find out more.

Special bonus material: find out what inspired Maggie to write her haunting debut, After You'd Gone, and the bestselling Instructions for a Heatwave.

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  • ISBN: 9781472225030
  • Publication date: 31 Jul 2014
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  • Imprint: Tinder Press
The Riordans will stay in your mind long after you finish this book. They're funny, infuriating and impossible not to love. They feel like family — Irish Times
My favourite kind of novel: big-hearted, psychologically complex and utterly gripping — Maria Semple, author of Where'd You Go, Bernadette
Unputdownable — Joanna Briscoe, Guardian
Instantly appealing...magical — Daily Telegraph
Masterful...holds you on an exquisite knife-edge — Marie Claire
An author at the top of her game — Sunday Express
O'Farrell's language is lissom, airborne, mostly seamless, her characters flawed, contradictory, aggravating and instantly knowable. This is a deceptively easy, effortlessly true-feeling novel; a total delight — Metro
A quite wonderful novel...at once enthralling, page turning and atmospheric — Irish Examiner
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Tell Me Your Secret

Dorothy Koomson
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Dorothy Koomson
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Simon Scarrow
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Simon Scarrow
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Simon Scarrow
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Last Ones Left Alive

Sarah Davis-Goff
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Sarah Davis-Goff
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Simon Scarrow
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Simon Scarrow
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The Six Loves of Billy Binns

Richard Lumsden
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Take Nothing With You

Patrick Gale
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Patrick Gale
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I Am, I Am, I Am: Seventeen Brushes With Death

Maggie O'Farrell
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A Perfectly Good Man

Patrick Gale
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Patrick Gale

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This Must Be the Place

Maggie O'Farrell
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Trigger Warning: Short Fictions and Disturbances

Neil Gaiman
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Neil Gaiman

In Trigger Warning, global phenomenon and Sunday Times bestselling author Neil Gaiman returns to dazzle, captivate, haunt, and entertain with this third collection of short fiction following Smoke and Mirrors and Fragile Things, which includes a never-before published American Gods story, BLACK DOG.The Truth is a Cave in the Black Mountains was serialised on BBC Radio 4's Book at Bedtime in November 2015. 'We are all wearing masks. That is what makes us interesting. These are stories about those masks, and the people we are underneath them.' Neil Gaiman, writing from a cabin in the dark woods.Make sure you secure your own mask before reading. Before being transported to worlds filled with witches, watchers and big black bees, with deathless Kin and pirate girls, with things that prowl in the darkness beyond the circle fire, to find the Shadder lurking at your journey's end. But then what happens? There's always something waiting for you. There's always more. Just keep turning the pages.'We each have our little triggers.'Literary alchemy from 'a writer of rare perception and endless imagination' (William Gibson), TRIGGER WARNING is a cornucopia of storytelling: horror and ghost stories, science fiction and fairy tales, fabulism and poetry. It will open your eyes to the inexhaustible supply of darkness around you, the magic and the monsters, the myths and the miracles, and to finding truths in the most extraordinary of places.

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A Year of Marvellous Ways

Sarah Winman
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A YEAR OF MARVELLOUS WAYS is the unforgettable and completely captivating new novel from Sarah Winman, author of the international bestseller WHEN GOD WAS A RABBIT.Marvellous Ways is eighty-nine years old and has lived alone in a remote Cornish creek for nearly all her life. Lately she's taken to spending her days sitting on a mooring stone by the river with a telescope. She's waiting for something - she's not sure what, but she'll know it when she sees it. Drake is a young soldier left reeling by the Second World War. When his promise to fulfil a dying man's last wish sees him wash up in Marvellous' creek, broken in body and spirit, the old woman comes to his aid. A YEAR OF MARVELLOUS WAYS is a glorious, life-affirming story about the magic in everyday life and the pull of the sea, the healing powers of storytelling and sloe gin, love and death and how we carry on when grief comes snapping at our heels.

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Bethany Amber
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Punishment in Botany Bay

Bethany Amber
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Set free by desire...Lalitha's fate is pre-ordained. Trained for the exclusive pleasure of the male sex, she is destined to be sold as a plaything to the libertines of the Hell Fire Club. There, in the caves of debauchery, the instruments of pleasure - and pain - await her soft and complaint flesh.But highwayman Nick Culpepper has other plans for the maid with the violet eyes. And though their future together encompasses the cruelties of transportation to Botany Bay, the chains that bind them are forged in the fire of erotic compulsion. For Lalitha, there is no alternative but submission...

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Instructions for a Heatwave

Maggie O'Farrell
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Maggie O'Farrell

A story of a dysfunctional but deeply loveable family reunited, set during the legendary summer of 1976, INSTRUCTIONS FOR A HEATWAVE by Maggie O'Farrell was shortlisted for the 2013 Costa Novel Award and was a Sunday Times Top Ten bestseller.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.

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Instructions for a Heatwave

Maggie O'Farrell
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The Hand That First Held Mine

Maggie O'Farrell
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Maggie O'Farrell

Winner of the 2010 Costa Novel Award,?THE HAND THAT FIRST HELD MINE by Maggie O'Farrell is a?gorgeously written story of love and motherhood, a tour de force from one of our best loved novelists.When the bohemian, sophisticated Innes Kent turns up by chance 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 for herself, with Innes at her side. In the present day, Elina and Ted are reeling from the difficult birth of their first child. Elina, a painter, struggles to reconcile the demands of motherhood with sense of herself as an artist, and Ted is disturbed by memories of his own childhood, memories that don't tally with his parents' version of events. As Ted begins to search for answers, so an extraordinary portrait of two women is revealed, separated by fifty years, but connected in ways that neither could ever have expected.