November 3, 2016

On May 17 this year we published Maggie O’Farrell’s seventh novel THIS MUST BE THE PLACE to rave reviews and an incredible reaction from fans and new readers alike. Today, we publish a special seasonal edition in trade paperback, showcasing the glorious quotes she has amassed from across the press. Not only that, we are thrilled to announce that she has been shortlisted for not one, not two, but THREE literary prizes. Best of all, you can vote for THIS MUST BE THE PLACE in two of the awards and we would be incredibly grateful if you would do so – links are below. If you haven’t read ‘her best novel to date’ (Observer) then don’t miss this very exciting chance to do so.

BGE Irish Book Awards: Novel of the Year shortlist (vote here)

BAMB Fiction Award shortlist (vote here)

Saltire Fiction Book of the Year shortlist

‘A tour de force, a complex and nuanced story leaping effortlessly across multiple time frames… THIS MUST BE THE PLACE is that rare literary beast, both technically dazzling and deeply moving’ Observer

‘A rare talent to enthral… It will leave you bereft and wanting more’ Sunday Times

‘Beautifully executed; a graceful, insightful exploration of a relationship in all its wonders and woes’ Mail on Sunday

‘Inventive, moving and hilarious. I loved it’ Rachel Joyce

‘Switching seamlessly between decades, destinations and voices, it’s complex in scale, but is carried off with dazzling grace.  A rich, engrossing feast of a novel to lose yourself in’ Sunday Mirror

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