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    DescriptionWinner of the 2010 Costa Novel Award, THE HAND THAT FIRST HELD MINE is a gorgeously written story of love and motherhood, a tour de force from one of our best-loved novelists When the sophisticated Innes Kent turns up on her doorstep, Lexie Sinclair realises she cannot wait any longer for her life to begin, and leaves for London. There, at the heart of the 1950s Soho art scene, she carves out a new life. In the present day, Elina and Ted are reeling from the difficult birth of their first child. Elina struggles to reconcile the demands of motherhood with sense of herself as an artist, and Ted is disturbed by memories of his own childhood that don't tally with his parents' version of events. As Ted begins to search for answers, an extraordinary portrait of two women is revealed, separated by fifty years, but connected in ways that neither could ever have expected.


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    Title
    The Hand That First Held Mine
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Maggie O'Farrell
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 384
    Width: 128 mm
    Height: 194 mm
    Thickness: 30 mm
    Weight: 281 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780755308460
    ISBN 10: 0755308468
    Classifications

    BIC E4L: GEN
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: F1.1
    BIC subject category V2: FA
    DC22: FIC, 823.92
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 21110
    Ingram Subject Code: FC
    BISAC V2.8: FIC014000, FIC019000
    Thema V1.0: FV, FBA
    Publisher
    Headline Publishing Group
    Imprint name
    HEADLINE REVIEW
    Publication date
    02 March 2011
    Publication City/Country
    London
    Author Information
    Maggie O'Farrell is the author of six novels, AFTER YOU'D GONE, MY LOVER'S LOVER, THE DISTANCE BETWEEN US, which won a Somerset Maugham Award, THE VANISHING ACT OF ESME LENNOX, THE HAND THAT FIRST HELD MINE, which won the 2010 Costa Novel Award, and INSTRUCTIONS FOR A HEATWAVE, which was shortlisted for the 2013 Costa Novel Award. She lives in Edinburgh.
    Review quote
    O'Farrell has a remarkable ability to convey the texture of human emotion with precision Observer Like Daphne du Maurier...O'Farrell writes books designed to...bring our most primal fears to the surface Daily Mail O'Farrell is a skilful, impassioned writer...engaging and fluent Sunday Telegraph Genuinely unputdownable...evidence of her place as one of Britain's most engaging contemporary novelists Literary Review