Maggie O'Farrell comes up trumps again - look out for "This Must be the Place"

(27 Posts)
tripfiction Tue 10-May-16 19:12:10

I haven't heard a single bad word about her new book "This Must be the Place" coming out next week. It's an excellent read, one to look forward to this Summer . And she is featured on Simon Mayo R2 too!

ImperialBlether Tue 10-May-16 19:27:03

She's doing a book tour in Waterstones soon - should be really good. I love her novels.

woody2976 Sat 21-May-16 20:31:16

my absolute favourite author. cant wait to read this.

EmmanuelleMumsnet (MNHQ) Sat 21-May-16 23:05:26

Ooooh, can't wait for this. Heard her on Radio 4 earlier and this does sound like it's going to be great!

sprout44 Wed 25-May-16 20:52:42

Just read the sampl,e quite a long one and it was great, so tempted to buy but still to pricy.

ShowOfHands Wed 25-May-16 20:54:21

I love her.

woody2976 Wed 25-May-16 20:55:14

my husband bless him has been looking everywhere for this for me. Cant seem to find it.

HemanOrSheRa Wed 25-May-16 21:01:41

I love her novels. The Hand That First Held Mine is one of my all time favourite books. I shall keep an eye out for this new book next week.

woody2976 Wed 25-May-16 21:46:52

it was meant to be out on 17th May. maybe that was online only?

JenniferYellowHat1980 Fri 27-May-16 19:45:21

Cheeky ask - if anyone wants to sell me a second hand copy I'd be grateful.

HemanOrSheRa Mon 30-May-16 18:38:52

I couldn't wait so I downloaded it to my kindle. It is fabulous. I'm about halfway through - a couple of chapters have made me cry, which is good! And has also made me laugh. To me, it's very a very similar style to Wally Lamb and John Irving.

hesterton Mon 30-May-16 18:53:59

Oh I just finished the hand which first held mine. First time I have read one of her books - it was on amazon kindle deal of the day for 99p. Really enjoyed it! Will look out for the new one.

HemanOrSheRa Mon 30-May-16 21:42:15

You'll love This Must Be The Place hesterton. Read it. Read it soon!

woody2976 Mon 30-May-16 21:55:22

I've bought hard copy. no spoilers please!!

mimbleandlittlemy Thu 02-Jun-16 22:20:56

Just finished it and thought it was terrific. Decided to treat myself on kindle and it was well worth it.

sooperdooper Thu 02-Jun-16 22:23:07

Very much looking forward to this one - my favourite of hers is the Vanishing of Esme Lennox but I've really loved them all smile

MatchsticksForMyEyes Thu 02-Jun-16 22:26:06

I've read and re-read After You'd Gone and My Lover's Lover. I've loved all her books, but those two are my favourites.

bakeoffcake Thu 02-Jun-16 22:38:38

Love Maggie! My favourites are The Hand That First Held Mine and The Vanishing Act Of Esme Lennox.

Can't wait to read her new one.

braceybracegirl Thu 02-Jun-16 23:04:44

after you've gone and the hand that first held mine are my favourites.

whatamidoinghereanyway Fri 03-Jun-16 14:29:40

MASSIVE fan of all her books. Started listening today-used a credit. 2 and a half hours in and I'm hooked, brilliant. I'll post back when I've done in 12 hours smile

whatamidoinghereanyway Fri 03-Jun-16 14:30:13

MASSIVE fan of all her books. Started listening today-used a credit. 2 and a half hours in and I'm hooked, brilliant. I'll post back when I've done in 12 hours smile

braceybracegirl Sun 05-Jun-16 18:52:17

over halfway through. its wonderful.

whatwoulddexterdo Thu 28-Jul-16 10:51:15

I've just finished this. It took me ages to get into it. I've found it the least accessible of her novels but my God I'm glad I persisted. It moved me to tears on several occasions. A lot resonated with me. Some of the prose was achingly beautiful and so so sad.
I need to read it again but slowly this time.

U2HasTheEdge Thu 28-Jul-16 18:29:02

I loved it too.

gailforce1 Fri 29-Jul-16 20:33:09

Just picked this up from the library and really looking forward to starting it. Loved all previous books.

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