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A Keeper

Graham Norton

A Keeper
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ISBN: 9781473664999

Description

Elizabeth Keane returns to Ireland after her mother's death, intent only on wrapping up that dismal part of her life. There is nothing here for her; she wonders if there ever was. The house of her childhood is stuffed full of useless things, her mother's presence already fading. And perhaps, had she not found the small stash of letters, the truth would never have come to light.

Reviewed on 16th April 2020

I enjoyed Graham Norton’s first novel, so when I saw this on the bookshelf picked it up. It’s the story of a bereaved daughter who returns to her Irish home to tidy up her mother’s affairs, and in doing so starts to learn more of her own story.

Norton turns out to be an excellent storyteller - painting a picture of the world his characters inhabit, and providing an excellently paced narrative that teases the reader with titbits throughout.

It’s an emotional yet fun journey, and I hope he continues producing novels as I’ll definitely be interested in reading more.

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