When All is Said (Paperback)
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When All is Said (Paperback)

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Paperback 272 Pages / Published: 27/06/2019
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Through one man’s twilight-hour toasts to five people who defined his life, Griffin weaves a powerful and tender depiction of ordinary existence in all its flawed and quiet glory. Warm, compassionate and wryly funny, When All Is Said is an understated literary gem.

Our Fiction Book of the Month for July 2019

Five toasts. Five people. One lifetime.

I'm here to remember - all that I have been and all that I will never be again.

At the bar of a grand hotel in a small Irish town sits 84-year-old Maurice Hannigan. He's alone, as usual -though tonight is anything but. Pull up a stool and charge your glass, because Maurice is finally ready to tell his story.

Over the course of this evening, he will raise five toasts to the five people who have meant the most to him. Through these stories - of unspoken joy and regret, a secret tragedy kept hidden, a fierce love that never found its voice - the life of one man will be powerfully and poignantly laid bare.

Heart-breaking and heart-warming all at once, the voice of Maurice Hannigan will stay with you long after all is said.

Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton
ISBN: 9781473683020
Number of pages: 272
Weight: 192 g
Dimensions: 197 x 130 x 18 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS

'There is something special here ... The next big name to emerge from the Irish writing scene.' - John Boyne

'A hugely enjoyable, engrossing novel, a genuine page-turner.' - Donal Ryan

'Anne Griffin's debut novel is a must read. Beautifully observer, masterful story telling - stunning!' - Graham Norton

'Beautifully written, unhurried and thoughtful, and a character you love from the off.' - Kit de Waal

'This is how you tell a story.' - Cecelia Ahern

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“For fans of 'The Five People You Meet In Heaven'”

Anne Griffin's novel "When All is Said" is narrated by Maurice Hannigan. Addressed to his absent son, it is the story of his life through his relationship with five people. He toasts first his brother,... More

Hardback edition
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“A vivid telling of an extraordinary ordinary man”

That title is a jumble, I know but having lived with Maurice Hannigan in my head for the last few days, it seems right somehow.

Beautifully unfurled with all the charm of the Irish vernacular, When All Is Said is a... More

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“A rather tender portrait of living and of grief”

Maurice Hannigan is at the bar of the hotel he has hated since it opened. He has five toasts planned. Through each toast we find out the stories that make up Maurice’s life. There we see the brother he lost seventy... More

Hardback edition
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