All the Beggars Riding (Paperback)
  • All the Beggars Riding (Paperback)

All the Beggars Riding (Paperback)

1 Review Write your review
£12.99
Paperback Published: 07/02/2013
  • We can order this

Usually despatched within 1 week

  • This item has been added to your basket
Check availability At your local shop

Check Marketplace availability

If wishes were horses, beggars would ride. (Trad.) When Lara was twelve, and her younger brother Alfie eight, their father died in a helicopter crash. A prominent plastic surgeon, and Irishman, he had honed his skills on the bomb victims of the Troubles. But the family grew up used to him being absent: he only came to London for two weekends a month to work at the Harley Street Clinic, where he met their mother years before, and they only once went on a family holiday together, to Spain, where their mother cried and their father lost his temper and left early. Because home, for their father, wasn't Earls Court: it was Belfast, where he led his other life...Narrated by Lara, nearing forty and nursing her dying mother, "All the Beggars Riding" is the heartbreaking portrait of a woman confronting her past.

Publisher: Faber & Faber
ISBN: 9780571270552

You may also be interested in...

“Fantastic book that keeps you guessing”

Paperback edition
11th July 2013
Helpful? Upvote 1

Your review has been submitted successfully.

We would love to hear what you think of Waterstones. Why not review Waterstones on Trustpilot?


Review us on Trustpilot