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The Hand That First Held Mine (Paperback)
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The Hand That First Held Mine (Paperback)

Paperback Published: 03/02/2011
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Winner 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.

Publisher: Headline Publishing Group
ISBN: 9780755308460

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“Five out of five”

One word...fantastic! I was gripped from the very first page to the very last one, I didn't want it to finish. The two stories slowly intertwined together gives the book a feeling of mystery all mixed up with... More

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“Must read!”

If you're thinking about reading it, do it! Absolutely beautiful book. Slow start in my opinion but once I was around 80 pages in I couldn't put it down. Prepare for tears toward the end!

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