The Trick to Time (Paperback)Kit de Waal (author)
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Longlisted for the Women's Prize for Fiction 2018
Mona is a young Irish girl in the big city, with the thrill of a new job and a room of her own in a busy boarding house.
On her first night out in 1970s Birmingham, she meets William, a charming Irish boy with an easy smile and an open face. They embark upon a passionate affair, a whirlwind marriage - before a sudden tragedy tears them apart.
Decades later, Mona pieces together the memories of the years that separate them. But can she ever learn to love again?
The Trick to Time is an unforgettable tale of grief, longing, and a love that lasts a lifetime.
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
Number of pages: 272
Weight: 191 g
Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 17 mm
'A universal story of love and loss' - The Times
'Weaving tragedy and joy, big themes and the minutiae of life, this is a love story to take on the classics' - Emerald Street
Praise for My Name is Leon:
'Startlingly funny. Balances the gritty with the feel good' - Observer
'Authentic and beautiful, urgent and honest, this novel does what only the best do: it quietly makes room in your heart' - Chris Cleave'Tender and heart-breaking' - Rachel Joyce
'A touching, thought-provoking debut' - Guardian
'A beautiful story told with compassion, urgency and wit' - Stephen Kelman
'Deeply moving, compulsively readable and, despite the heart-rending subject matter, often funny' - Irish Times
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“A candidate for my favourite book of 2018”
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