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Instructions for a heatwave

Author: Maggie O'Farrell
Publisher: London : Tinder Press, 2013.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"It's July 1976 and London is in the grip of a heatwave. 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  Read more...
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Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Maggie O'Farrell
ISBN: 9780755358793 0755358791 9780755358823 0755358821 9780755358786 0755358783
OCLC Number: 812687374
Awards: Short-listed for Costa Novel Award 2013
Description: 338 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: 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.
Responsibility: Maggie O'Farrell.

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Maggie O'Farrell has now sold over a million books in the UK through Bookscan. She is consistently a hardback bestseller - THE HAND THAT FIRST HELD MINE sold just over 15,000 copies in hardback  Read more...

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A quite wonderful novel...at once enthralling, page turning and atmospheric * Irish Examiner * O'Farrell's language is lissom, airborne, mostly seamless, her characters flawed, contradictory, Read more...

 
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