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The Hand That First Held Mine A gorgeously written story of love and motherhood, this is 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 s 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



10 thoughts on “The Hand That First Held Mine

  1. Angela M Angela M says:

    Edited to make correction Originally read Aug, 25, 2014 I loved this novel mostly because of the writing Yes, I loved the story and the characters too, but from the exquisite opening paragraph it was all about the writing Listen The trees in this story are stirring, trembling, readjusting themselves A breeze is coming in gusts off the sea, and it is almost as if the tre


  2. Cheri Cheri says:

    Listen The trees in this story are stirring, trembling, readjusting themselves A breeze is coming in gusts off the sea, and it is almost as if the trees know, in their restlessness, in their head tossing impatience, that something is about to happen A graveled path curves towards the front door of the house On the washing line, petticoats and vests, socks and stays, napp


  3. Debbie Debbie says:

    4.7, rounded up because I just had toThis writer, this Maggie O Farrell, just wow I ve never read five books by any writer before and I did this all within a year what That should give you a hint of how ga ga I am over Maggie dearest Can I call her Maggie, please, as if we re all chummy chummy, since I want to be What did I like about this book Well, just about everything It is 1


  4. B the BookAddict B the BookAddict says:

    Any fiction novel which follows the five or six literary fiction novels I have just finished may well have big shoes to fill but The Hand That First Held Mine held it s own I do so love it when an author combines combines real people into their story After reading this novel, I half expect if I pore over the photographs by John Deakin I shall find images of Lexie and Innes And likewis


  5. Teresa Teresa says:

    Oh no, another favourite author releasing a new title cue the sickening feelings of anxiety when I settle into the story , wondering if it will meet my expectations but any fears are quickly assuaged as I become immersed in this, Maggie O Farrell s fifth novel I devoured it in a few sittings one of those books you are eager to embrace but loath to leave.Like it s predecessor, The Vanishing


  6. Cathrine ☯️ Cathrine ☯️ says:

    5 I am, I am, I am in love with Maggie O Farrell s writing She captivates then mesmerizes me completely Currently I am basking in the afterglow of this tale of two extraordinary women living years apart, their lives eventually connecting, though they will never meet My hand was resting over my heart when I finished and I was a bit emotional, yes I was, and now I can t wait to read everything sh


  7. Betsy Robinson Betsy Robinson says:

    This book left me breathless, gulping, and sobbing Maggie O Farrell is a master of story, structure, and my god, transitions But that is stuff writers swoon over For readers there is a great story of family connections that transcend known facts It s about the truths we intuit and how they can nag, direct, and torture us until we bring them into consciousness and the now A wonderful book By the way,


  8. Antoinette Antoinette says:

    5 Earth Shattering Stars A brilliant portrayal of motherhood and a mother s love that is transcendent Maggie O Farrell captures so much the exhaustion, the anxieties, the joys, the overall magnitude of what a mother is It s a special thing you have with him It s like he has this internal timer that measures how long he hasn t seen you and without warning it can just go off and nothing else will mollify


  9. Catie Catie says:

    This book is so hard to quantify with stars, because although I hated it for the majority, I have to admit that there were definite moments of genius I can recognize what she was attempting here there s a slow, poetic, visual quality to the writing that sometimes succeeds I can appreciate this type of novel huge Michael Cunningham fan here when it s done with substantial emotion and poignancy and when the wor


  10. Bee Bee says:

    Although choosing a favourite author is tough, when forced to do so I would often than not, answer with Maggie O Farrell as mine I find her style of writing beautiful, almost melodic and so incredibley descriptive and evocative of the senses that you really feel like you step into the world of the characters whilst reading.However, this was based on her first three books, and I have to say that despite being SO e


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