The Library at the Edge of the World

The Library at the Edge of the World : A feel-good Finfarran novel

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"A charming and heartwarming story."-Jenny Colgan, New York Times bestselling author of The Cafe by the Sea
Hanna Casey, local librarian on the West Coast of Ireland's Finfarran Peninsula, is wondering where it all went wrong ...

As she drives her mobile library van between farms and villages she tries not to think of the sophisticated London lifestyle she abandoned after finding her barrister husband in bed with another woman. Or that she's living in the back bedroom of her mother's retirement bungalow in the small town she walked away from in her teens.
Now with her daughter Jazz travelling the world, and her relationship with her mother growing increasingly fraught, Hanna is determined to reclaim her independence.
But when the threatened closure of the library puts her plans in jeopardy, she finds herself leading a battle to restore the heart and soul of Finfarran's fragmented community.
Hanna's about to discover that the neighbours she's always kept at a distance have come to mean more to her than she ever could have imagined. But will she find the new life she's been searching for?

"The Library at The Edge of the World is a delicious feast of a novel. Sink in and feel enveloped by the beautiful world of Felicity Hayes-McCoy."
-Cathy Kelly, bestselling author of Between Sisters and Secrets of a Happy Marriage
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Product details

  • Paperback | 384 pages
  • 147 x 233 x 28mm | 502g
  • Castleknock, Ireland
  • English
  • 1473621062
  • 9781473621060
  • 312,077

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[A] summer read for fans of Maeve Binchy ... If you like reading a feel-good novel set in Ireland, then take a journey to the edge of the world * Sunday Independent *
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About Felicity Hayes-McCoy

Felicity Hayes-McCoy, author of the best-selling Finfarran series, was born in Dublin, Ireland. She studied literature at UCD before moving to England in the 1970s to train as an actress. Her work as a writer ranges from TV and radio drama and documentary, to screenplays, music theatre, memoir and children's books. Her Finfarran novels are widely read on both sides of the Atlantic, and in Australia, and have been translated into six languages.
She and her husband, opera director Wilf Judd, live in the West Kerry Gaeltacht and in Bermondsey, London. She blogs about life in both places on her website www.felicityhayesmccoy.co.uk and you can follow her on Twitter @fhayesmccoy and on Facebook at Felicity Hayes-McCoy Author.
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4,602 ratings
3.46 out of 5 stars
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4 33% (1,527)
3 39% (1,801)
2 11% (487)
1 3% (124)
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