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Elizabeth is Missing - Emma Healey

Elizabeth is Missing - Emma Healey
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Title: Elizabeth is Missing

Author:  Emma Healey

ISBN:  9780241003503

Weight:  581g

Dated and signed first edition, first printing

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Elizabeth is Missing, Emma Healey’s stunning debut novel, introduces a mystery, an unsolved crime and one of the most unforgettable characters since Mark Haddon’s Christopher.  Meet Maud…

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

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Title:Elizabeth is Missing
Author:
Book Features
Edition / printing:First edition, first printing
Book features:Black cover with metallic red text on spine, illustrated endpapers and a decorative red stain to the text block edges.
Jacket features:On the front of the jacket is a 40mm diam. Radio 2 Book Club sticker - see image.  (As the jacket is more than 9 months old, we do not advise removing the sticker as this is likely to cause a sticker ghost blemish.)
Overall condition:Fine / Fine (for more info, see our article on condition grades)
Signed:Yes – on the title page
Dated:Yes – 5.10.14
Book Stats
Publisher:Penguin Books
Imprint:Viking
Awards and prizes:

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

National Book Awards 2014 (Popular Fiction Book of the Year) – shortlist

National Book Awards 2014 (New Writer of the Year) – shortlist

Dylan Thomas Prize 2014 – longlist

Book Club listing:Radio 2 Book Club featured title
Publication date:
Printed by:Clays Ltd, Bungay
ISBN 13:9780241003503
ISBN 10:0241003504
Format:Hardcover with dust jacket
Pages:275
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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