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Maggie O'Farrell RSL (born 27 May 1972) is a novelist from Northern Ireland. Her acclaimed first novel, After You'd Gone, won the Betty Trask Award, and a later one, The Hand That First Held Mine, the 2010 Costa Novel Award. She has twice been shortlisted since for the Costa Novel Award: for Instructions for a Heatwave in 2014 and This Must Be The Place in 2017. She appeared in the Waterstones 25 Authors for the Future. Her memoir I am, I am, I am: Seventeen Brushes with Death reached the top of the Sunday Times bestseller list. Her novel Hamnet won the Women's Prize for Fiction in 2020, and the fiction prize at the 2020 National Book Critics Circle Awards. Early life and career O'Farrell was born in Coleraine, Northern Ireland, and grew up in Wales and Scotland. At the age of eight she was hospitalised with encephalitis and missed over a year of school. These events are echoed in The Distance Between Us and described in her 2017 memoir I Am, I Am, I Am. She was educated at North Berwick High School and Brynteg Comprehensive School, and then at New Hall, Cambridge (now Murray Edwards College), where she read English literature.O'Farrell has stated that well into the 1990s, being Irish in Britain could be fraught: "We used to get endless Irish jokes, even from teachers. If I had to spell my name at school, teachers would say things like, 'Oh, are your family in the IRA?’ Teachers would say this to a 12-year-old kid in front of the whole class.... They thought it was hilarious to say, 'Ha ha, your dad's a terrorist'. It wasn't funny at all.... I wish I could say that it's [less common today] because people are less racist, but I think it's just that there are new immigrants who are getting it now." Nevertheless, not until 2013's Instructions for a Heatwave did Irish subjects become part of her work.O'Farrell worked as a journalist, both in Hong Kong and as deputy literary editor of The Independent on Sunday in London. She also taught creative writing at the University of Warwick in Coventry and Goldsmith's College in London. Books O'Farrell's numerous successful novels, including the Costa-Award-winning The Hand that First Held Mine, have received widespread critical acclaim. Work of hers has been translated into over 30 languages. Her novel Hamnet, based on Shakespeare's family was published in 2020. In 2011, O'Farrell contributed the short story "How the Oak Tree Came to Life" to Why the Willow Weeps, an anthology sold to fund the work of the Woodland Trust, which planted five trees for each copy sold.Her 2017 memoir, I Am, I Am, I Am: Seventeen Brushes with Death, deals with a series of near-death experiences that affected her and her children. Personal life O'Farrell is married to a fellow novelist, William Sutcliffe, whom she met while they were students at Cambridge. They live in Edinburgh with their three children. She has said of Sutcliffe: "Will's always been my first reader, even before we were a couple, so he's a huge influence. He's brutal but you need that." Media O'Farrell was the invited castaway on the BBC Radio 4 programme Desert Island Discs on Sunday 21 March 2021. Awards and honours 2000: Betty Trask Award for After You'd Gone 2005: Somerset Maugham Award for The Distance Between Us 2010: Costa Book Awards (Novel) winner for The Hand That First Held Mine 2013: Costa Book Awards (Novel) shortlisted for Instructions for a Heatwave 2016: This Must be the Place shortlisted for the Costa Book Award 2020: Women's Prize for Fiction winner for Hamnet 2021: Walter Scott Prize shortlisted for Hamnet 2021: Dalkey Literary Awards winner for Hamnet 2021: Elected a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature (FRSL).Bibliography Novels After You'd Gone (2000) My Lover's Lover (2002) The Distance Between Us (2004) The Vanishing Act of Esme Lennox (2007) The Hand That First Held Mine (2010) Instructions for a Heatwave (2013) This Must Be the Place (2016) Hamnet (2020), Penguin Random House ISBN 9780525657606Autobiography/Memoir I Am, I Am, I Am (2017)References External links Official website Maggie O'Farrell's Top 10 favourite chillers, in The Guardian Maggie O'Farrell at British Council: Literature Maggie O'Farrell talks about The Distance between Us on MeetThe Author.co.uk Review of Instructions for a Heatwave Review of This Must Be the Place Reseña Tiene que ser aquí en español, por Miryam Artigas Maggie O'Farrell: Best-selling author explains why she doesn't read reviews or tweet thoughts about her life. Discover the Maggie O Farrell popular books. Find the top 100 most popular Maggie O Farrell books.

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La distanza fra noi

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«Maggie O’Farrell scava nel profondo di quello che mi piace chiamare “il teatro della famiglia”.»Catherine Dunne«Si inserisce a pieno titolo tra l...

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The Hand That First Held Mine

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Winner of the 2010 Costa Novel Award and a Sunday Times bestseller, THE HAND THAT FIRST HELD MINE by Maggie O'Farrell is a gorgeously written story of love and motherhood from the ...

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La mà que prenia la meva

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La jove Lexie Sinclair somia en una vida extraordinària i, des del poblet on viu amb els pares i germans, planeja una fugida a Londres, la gran ciutat. Allà es trobarà amb l'Innes Ken...

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L'estranya desaparició d'Esme Lennox

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Un dia, mentre s'ocupa de la seva petita botiga de roba de segona mà, l'Iris Lockhart rep una notícia sorprenent: una germana de la seva àvia de qui no ha sentit a parlar mai està a punt...

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Istruzioni per un'ondata di caldo

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«Maggie O’Farrell scava nel profondo di quello che mi piace chiamare “il teatro della famiglia”.»Catherine Dunne«Si inserisce a pieno titolo tra l...

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Nel nome del figlio - Hamnet

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«Un bellissimo romanzo, coraggioso e commovente, che racconta con grazia naturale lo scrittore più famoso del mondo e un tumultuoso periodo storico. »Tracy Chevalier

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La mano che teneva la mia

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«Maggie O’Farrell scava nel profondo di quello che mi piace chiamare “il teatro della famiglia”.»Catherine Dunne«Si inserisce a pieno titolo tra l...

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Hamnet

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Príbeh o tom, ako sa zo života stáva literatúra. Jedného letného dňa v roku 1596 si dievčatko ľahne na slamník s horúčkou. Jej dvojča, chlapec Hamnet, všade hľ...

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Jag är, jag är, jag är : ett hjärtslag från döden

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I Jag är, jag är, jag är : ett hjärtslag från döden möter vi Maggie i olika åldrar och på olika platser, ett helt liv i en serie av intensiva ögonblicksbilder. Det är sparsmakat, ...

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Hamnet

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MEJOR NOVELA DE 2021 SEGÚN EL DIARIO EL PAÍS.Agnes, una muchacha peculiar que parece no rendir cuentas a nadie y que es capaz de crear misteriosos remedios con sencillas...

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Tiene que ser aquí

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Daniel Sullivan y Claudette Wells son una pareja atípica: él es de Nueva York y tiene dos hijos en California pero vive en la campiña irlandesa; ella es una estrella de cine que, en un mo...

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Hamnet

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Vinnare av det prestigefulla Women's Prize for Fiction! Enastående roman om familj, förlust och historien bakom Hamlet. I 1500-talets England förälskar sig en fattig latinlärare i den...

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Io sono, io sono, io sono

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Romanziera dalla sensibilità raffinata, capace di grande realismo nel restituire le emozioni dei suoi personaggi, Maggie O’Farrell ha deciso questa volta di raccontare se stessa e la sua ...

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The Hand That First Held Mine

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Lexie Sinclair is plotting an extraordinary life for herself. Hedged in by her parents' genteel country life, she plans her escape to London. There, she takes up with Innes Kent,...

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Best Contemporary Women's Fiction

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Six novels in one volume by today’s most outstanding female writers—includes The Magician’s Assistant, Those Who Save Us, and more.   From the #1 ...

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Det måste vara här

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Daniel Sullivan är en man med ett komplicerat liv. Han är en tvättäkta New York-bo som numera bor på irländska vischan, han har barn i Kalifornien han aldrig träffar och en pappa i Br...

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Aquest deu ser el lloc

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El Daniel Sullivan i la Claudette Wells són una parella improbable: ell és de Nova York però viu perdut enmig del no-res a Irlanda, ha deixat enrere un divorci, dos fills a qui no veu mai...

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Existo, existo, existo

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Um extraordinário livro de memórias – contado inteiramente através de experiências de quase morte – de uma das romancistas mais vendidas da Grã-Bretanha. Nunca estamos mais perto da...

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This Must Be the Place

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An irresistible love story, an unforgettable family. The New York Times bestselling author of Hamnet captures an extraordinary marriage with insight and laugh-out-loud humor...

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Kiedy odszedłeś

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Niezapomniana historia o miłości, stracie i rodzinie. Zrozpaczona Alice Raikes wsiada do pociągu na stacji King’s Cross, by odwiedzić rodzinę w Szkocji. Gdy po sześciu godzinac...

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I Am, I Am, I Am

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On seventeen occasions, award-winning novelist Maggie O’Farrell has stared death in the face—and lived to tell the tale. In this astonishing memoir, the New York Times bes...

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The Vanishing Act Of Esme Lennox

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From the New York Times best-selling author of Hamnet comes a gothic, intricate tale of family secrets, lost lives, and the freedom brought by truth… In the middle of tending t...

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Instrucciones para una ola de calor

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Una novela sobre la familia, sobre lo que contamos y lo que decidimos no contar; sobre los compromisos y las concesiones que hacemos, y sobre lo que puede ocurrir si construimos nuestra...

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Cette main qui a pris la mienne

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Récompensé par le très prestigieux Costa Book Award, un somptueux roman, bouleversant et sensible, où s'entremêlent des voix aussi émouvantes que troublantes pour évoquer les relation...

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Det rette sted

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Claudette Wells er en sky eksfilmstjerne, som har slået sig ned i ødemarken i Irland, og som skyder på alt og alle, som vover at nærme sig hendes ejendom. Hvorfor er hun så voldsomt bes...

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La Maîtresse de mon amant

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À vingt-deux ans, Lily, que la vie ennuie un peu, vit chez sa mère et cumule trois emplois, sans conviction. Quand Marcus, un jeune architecte rencontré lors d'un vernissage, lui propose ...

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La primera mano que sostuvo la mía

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Cansada de someterse a la voluntad de sus padres, Lexie Sinclair decide abandonar la casa familiar en el campo e instalarse en Londres. Allí conoce a Innes Kent, el editor de una revista de...

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Αμνετ

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Jestem, jestem, jestem

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W zwartej prozie wibrującej od elektryczności i powstrzymywanych emocji Maggie O’Farrell przedstawia niebezpieczeństwa kryjące się tuż pod powierzchnią i rzuca światło na bezcenno...

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Sigo aquí

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Un parto se complica más allá de lo razonable; a una niña le diagnostican una enfermedad incurable que la tiene encamada durante más de un año; una adolescente es agredida por un extra...

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Sommaren utan regn

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"Konstigt väder lockar fram konstiga beteenden." LONDON, JULI 1976. En värmebölja som verkar oändlig har svept in över staden. Det har inte regnat på månader när den pensionerade Ro...

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En cas de forte chaleur

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Après Cette main qui a pris la mienne, récompensé du Costa Award, Maggie O'Farrell signe un roman éblouissant, chargé de délicatesse et de grâce. Des rues de Londres aux studio...

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Hamnet

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Women's prize for fiction 2020 Un jour d'été 1596, dans la campagne anglaise, une petite fille tombe gravement malade. Son frère jumeau, Hamnet, part chercher de l'aide...

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To tutaj

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Olśniewająca powieść bestsellerowej pisarki Maggie O’Farrell, zdobywczyni Costa Book Award – wciągająca historia miłosna, która przemierzając kontynenty i przekraczając strefy ...

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The Yellow Wallpaper And Selected Writings

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`It is stripped off - the paper - in great patches . . . The colour is repellent . . . In the places where it isn?t faded and where the sun is just so - I can see a strange, provoking, forml...

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L'Etrange disparition d'Esme Lennox

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À Édimbourg, l'asile de Cauldstone ferme ses portes. Après soixante ans d'enfermement, Esme Lennox va retrouver le monde extérieur. Avec comme seule guide Iris, sa petite-nièce, qui n'a...

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Der Sommer, als der Regen ausblieb

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Es ist der heißeste Sommer, den die Menschen in England je erlebt haben. Seit Monaten hat es nicht mehr geregnet, in den Gärten verdorrt das Gras, und schon morgens liegt die Julihitze ble...

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Das Hotel im Schatten der Wälder

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Der Beginn einer großen Liebesgeschichte: Der gefühlvolle Schottlandroman »Das Hotel im Schatten der Wälder« von Maggie O’Farrell als eBook bei dotbooks. Stella, eine leidenschaftlic...

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Zalecenia na wypadek upałów

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Jest lipiec 1976 roku. Londyn ogarnęła fala upałów. Nie padało od miesięcy, w ogrodach roi się od mszyc, wodę bierze się z hydrantów, a Robert Riordan oznajmia swojej żonie Gretci...

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Hamnet

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GUANYADORA DEL WOMEN'S PRIZE DE NARRATIVA 2020Un dia d'estiu de l'any 1596, una nena de Stratford-upon-Avon, un poble a prop de Londres, torna de l'escola cansada, amb febre, ma...

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Hamnet

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NATIONAL BOOK CRITICS CIRCLE AWARD WINNER • NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • “Of all the stories that argue and speculate about Shakespeare’s life ... here i...

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Assez de bleu dans le ciel

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Avec un art de la construction vertigineux qui mêle les lieux, les époques et les voix, Maggie O'Farrell donne vie à une galerie de personnages complexes et livre la bouleversante radiogr...

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Instructions for a Heatwave

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An unforgettable narrative of a family falling apart and coming together with hard-won, life-changing truths about who they really are. From the New York Times bestselling...

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La Distance entre nous

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Jake vit à Hong Kong, Stella, à Londres. La distance entre eux est immense, et pas seulement géographique... Un roman magnifique et captivant sur l'amour, les liens familiaux, le hasard e...

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Good Behaviour

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A BBC TWO BETWEEN THE COVERS BOOK CLUB PICK (BOOKER PRIZE GEMS)'Molly Keane is a mistress of wicked comedy' Vogue 'I really wish I had written...

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Das Haus mit der blauen Tür

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Die Summe eines Lebens: Der dramatische Roman »Das Haus mit der blauen Tür« von Maggie O’Farrell jetzt als eBook bei dotbooks. Zwischen Liebe, Trauer und Hoffnung … John war die gro...

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Quand tu es parti

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Servi par une prose limpide et incisive, Quand tu es parti explore la complexité des liens familiaux et affectifs, les terreurs qui vont de pair avec l'amour, mais aussi la déceptio...

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Hamnet

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I England i 1596 blir en ung jente syk med byllepest. Tvillingbroren hennes løper rundt for å få hjelp, men familien hans er ingensteds å finne. Gutten heter Hamnet, og skal snart bli sy...

I am, I am, I am book summary, reviews and downlod

I am, I am, I am

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Après le succès d' Assez de bleu dans le ciel, Maggie O'Farrell revient avec un nouveau tour de force littéraire. Poétique, subtile, intense, une œuvre à part qui nous parle tou...

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Hamnet

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Eleito um dos melhores livros de 2020, romance conta como a morte do filho teria inspirado Shakespeare a escrever Hamlet Poucas informações sobre a b...

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The Hand That First Held Mine MP3 Audiobook

The Hand That First Held Mine

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Lexie Sinclair yearns for more than her parents’ genteel country life. She makes her way to the city, where she meets a magazine editor, Innes, a man unlike any she has ever imagined. He i...

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Where Snow Angels Go

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One night Sylvie awakens to an incredible sight: a glowing figure tiptoeing across her floor, with enormous feathery wings wafting from his back. He’s muttering to himself, trying to remem...

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Det rette sted

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Claudette Wells er en sky eksfilmstjerne, som har slået sig ned i ødemarken i Irland, og som skyder på alt og alle, som vover at nærme sig hendes ejendom. Hvorfor er hun så voldsomt bes...

After You’d Gone (Unabridged) MP3 Audiobook

After You’d Gone (Unabridged)

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Alice Raikes takes a train from London to Scotland to visit her family, but when she gets there she witnesses something so shocking that she insists on returning to London immediately. A few...

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Hamnet (Unabridged)

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NATIONAL BOOK CRITICS CIRCLE AWARD WINNER • NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • “Of all the stories that argue and speculate about Shakespeare’s life ... here i...

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Ich bin, ich bin, ich bin

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17 Berührungen mit dem Tod Von Anfang an bestimmt der Tod ihr Leben: als Maggie O'Farrell im Alter von acht Jahren beinahe an einer unbekannten Virusinfektion starb. Als sie mit...

Hamnet MP3 Audiobook

Hamnet

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Lauréat du Women's Prize for Fiction 2020 Meilleur livre 2020 du New York Times Meilleur livre 2020 de la New York Public Library Meilleur livre 2020 du Guardian Un jour d'été 1596, dans ...

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The Vanishing Act of Esme Lennox

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Iris Lockhart is busy tending to the everyday business of her vintage clothing shop and her complicated love affairs when she receives a stunning phone call. Her great-aunt Esme, whom she ne...

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Skjulte minder

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Medrivende roman om to kvinder, der forbindes over 50 år gennem kunst, kærlighed, svig, hemmeligheder og moderskab. Fra forfatteren bag "Det rette sted." Unge Lexie Sinclair føler sig fan...

I am I am I am MP3 Audiobook

I am I am I am

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Après le succès d'Assez de bleu dans le ciel, Maggie O'Farrell revient avec un nouveau tour de force littéraire. Poétique, subtile, intense, une œuvre à part qui nous par...

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L'Etrange disparition d'Esme Lennox

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Entre l'Inde et l'Écosse, des années 1930 à nos jours, l'histoire déchirante d'une femme enfermée, rejetée de la société et oubliée des siens. Un roman d'une beauté troublante, où...

This Must Be the Place MP3 Audiobook

This Must Be the Place

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The dazzling new novel from bestselling, award-winning author Maggie O'Farrell, This Must be the Place crosses time zones and continents to reveal an extraordinary portrait of a marri...

I Am, I Am, I Am: Seventeen Brushes with Death (Unabridged) MP3 Audiobook

I Am, I Am, I Am: Seventeen Brushes with Death (Unabridged)

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"I Am I Am I Am is a gripping and glorious investigation of death that leaves the reader feeling breathless, grateful, and fully alive. Maggie O’Farrell is a miracle in ever...

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Instructions for a Heatwave (Unabridged)

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Sophisticated, intelligent, impossible to put down, Maggie O’Farrell’s beguiling novels—After You’d Gone, winner of a Betty Trask Award; The Distance Between Us, winner...

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My Lover’s Lover

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Her award-winning novel, After You’d Gone, established Maggie O’Farrell as a master of psychological depth and supple prose. In My Lover’s Lover she has written a haunting page-turner....

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