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This Must Be the Place - Maggie O'Farrell

This Must Be the Place - Maggie O'Farrell

Title: This Must Be the Place

Signed first edition, first printing

Author:  Maggie O'Farrell

ISBN:  9780755358809

Weight:  990 g



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This Must Be the Place by Maggie O’Farrell

Meet Daniel Sullivan, a man with a complicated life.

A New Yorker living in the wilds of Ireland, he has children he never sees in California, a father he loathes in Brooklyn and a wife, Claudette, who is a reclusive ex-film star given to shooting at anyone who ventures up their driveway.

He is also about to find out something about a woman he lost touch with twenty years ago, and this discovery will send him off-course, far away from wife and home.  Will his love for Claudette be enough to bring him back?

This Must Be the Place crosses continents and times zones, giving voice to a diverse and complex cast of characters.  At its heart, it is an extraordinary portrait of a marriage, the forces that hold it together and the pressures that drive it apart.

Peer & Press Reviews

A new Maggie O’Farrell book is always a cause for celebration, but her seventh is so brilliant that you’ll want to unfurl flags and put up bunting in her honour…  Wonderfully written and absolutely addictive.

Psychologies Magazine

A tour de force, a complex and nuanced story leaping effortlessly across multiple characters and time frames… destined to be one of the most acclaimed books of 2016.

Hannah Beckerman, author of The Dead Wife’s Handbook

Some books are for lingering over.  Every sentence Maggie O’Farrell writes is so perfectly formed that you want to wallow in it.  As a writer, she’s perceptive, warm and particularly good at the nuances of family relationships.  In This Must Be the Place, she casts her sharp but humane eye on a marriage in trouble.

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Bibliographic Info

Attribute Details
Title This Must Be the Place
Book Features
Edition / printing First edition, first printing
Overall condition Fine / Fine (for more info, see our article on condition grades)
Signed On the title page
Awards and Media
Awards and prizes

IBW Book Awards 2017 – shortlist (adult category)

British Book Awards 2017 – shortlist (fiction book of the year)

Costa Novel Award 2016 – shortlist

Saltire Society Literary Awards 2016 – shortlist (fiction award)

Books Are My Bag Readers Awards 2016 – shortlist (fiction)

Book Stats
Publisher Headline Publishing Group
Imprint Tinder Press
Publication date
Printed by Clays Ltd, Bungay
ISBN 13 9780755358809
ISBN 10: 0755358805
Format Hardcover with dust jacket
Pages 483
Size (h x w x d) 241 x 161 x 45mm
Packed weight 1.013kg [heavy book]
Design Credits
Author photograph Ben Gold
Jacket maps Historic Map Works / Getty Images
Cover maps Historic Map Works / Getty Images (front) | Jim Pruitt / Shutterstock (back)

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