The Library at the Edge of the World
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The Library at the Edge of the World

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"A charming and heartwarming story."-Jenny Colgan, New York Times bestselling author of The Cafe by the SeaHanna 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 Marriageshow more

Product details

  • Paperback | 384 pages
  • 147 x 233 x 28mm | 502g
  • Hachette Books Ireland
  • Castleknock, Ireland
  • English
  • 1473621062
  • 9781473621060
  • 90,066

About Felicity Hayes-McCoy

Felicity Hayes-McCoy was born in Dublin, Ireland. She read English and Irish language and literature at UCD before moving to England in the 1970s to train at The Drama Studio, London. Her work as a writer includes television and radio drama, features, documentaries, dramatisations and adaptations; screenplays; music theatre; children's books, and interactive multimedia products. She and her husband, opera director Wilfred Judd, live in Corca Dhuibhne and in Bermondsey, London. She blogs about life in both places on her website www.felicityhayesmccoy.co.ukshow more

Review quote

[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 *show more

Rating details

378 ratings
3.66 out of 5 stars
5 25% (94)
4 32% (121)
3 30% (114)
2 11% (42)
1 2% (7)
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