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Elizabeth is Missing - Emma Healey

Elizabeth is Missing - Emma Healey

Title: Elizabeth is Missing

Author:  Emma Healey

ISBN:  9780241003503

Weight:  581g

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Elizabeth is Missing by Emma Healey

‘Elizabeth is missing’, reads the note in Maud’s pocket in her own handwriting.

Lately, Maud’s been getting forgetful.  She keeps buying peach slices when she has a cupboard full, forgets to drink the cups of tea she’s made and writes notes to remind herself of things.  But Maud is determined to discover what has happened to her friend, Elizabeth, and what it has to do with the unsolved disappearance of her sister Sukey, years back, just after the war.

A fast-paced mystery with a wonderful leading character: Maud will make you laugh and cry, but she certainly won’t be forgotten.

Peer & Press Reviews

Emma Healey’s much hyped novel is acutely observed.  Maud is carefully and deftly drawn and the bleakness that underlies the novel is leavened by gentle humour.

Financial Times

Elizabeth is Missing will stir and shake you: an investigation into a seventy-year-old crime, through the eyes of the most likeably unreliable of narrators.  But the real mystery at its compassionate core is the fragmentation of the human mind.

Emma Donoghue, award-winning author of Room

The novel is both a gripping detective yarn and a haunting depiction of mental illness, but also more poignant and blackly comic than you might expect from that description… perhaps Healey’s greatest achievement is the flawless voice she creates for Maud.

The Observer

Bibliographic Info

Title:Elizabeth is Missing
Book Features
Edition / printing:First edition, first printing
Jacket features:On the front of the jacket is a 40mm diam. Radio 2 Book Club sticker (see image).  Due to the age of the jacket, we do not advise removing the sticker as it could result in a flaw known as Sticker Ghost.
Overall conditionFine / Fine (see our article on Condition Grades)
Signed:On the title page
Awards and Media
Awards and prizes

International Dublin Literary Award 2016 – longlist

Desmond Elliott Prize 2015 – shortlist

Authors Club Best First Novel Award 2015 – shortlist

Baileys Women’s Prize for Fiction 2015 – longlist

Costa First Novel Award 2014 – winner

Specsavers National Book Awards 2014 – shortlist (pop. fiction)

Specsavers National Book Awards 2014 – shortlist (new writer)

Dylan Thomas Prize 2014 – longlist

Book Club listingFeatured on Radio 2 Book Club (Monday 16 June 2014)
Book Stats
Publisher:Penguin Books
Publication date:
Printed by:Clays Ltd, Bungay
ISBN 13:9780241003503
ISBN 10:0241003504
Format:Hardcover with dust jacket
Size (h x w x d):225 x 138 x 29mm
Design Credits
Author photo:Martin Figura
Jacket illustrations:Steph Von Reiswitz

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