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Irish Books Awards Book of the Year

The Sunday Times bestseller and debut novel from Graham Norton.

'Poised and perceptive' Sunday Times

'... a deftly plotted story as moving as it is compelling' Sunday Mirror

'Deeply accomplished ... brilliantly observed' Good Housekeeping

'... one of the more authentic debuts I've read in recent years ... in such an understated manner, eschewing linguistic eccentricity ... in favour of genuine characters and tender feeling ... this is a fine novel' John Boyne, Irish Times

'It's funny and wonderfully perceptive' Wendy Holden

'It is beautiful and yet devastatingly sad' Daily Express

'Strenuously charming ... surprisingly tender' Metro

'Heartwarming and observant' Stylist

The remote Irish village of Duneen has known little drama; and yet its inhabitants are troubled. Sergeant PJ Collins hasn't always been this overweight; mother of two Brid Riordan hasn't always been an alcoholic; and elegant Evelyn Ross hasn't always felt that her life was a total waste. So when human remains are discovered on an old farm, suspected to be that of Tommy Burke - a former love of both Brid and Evelyn - the village's dark past begins to unravel.

As the frustrated PJ struggles to solve a genuine case for the first time in his life, he unearths a community's worth of anger and resentments, secrets and regret.

Darkly comic, touching and at times profoundly sad. Graham Norton employs his acerbic wit to breathe life into a host of lovable characters, and explore - with searing honesty - the complexities and contradictions that make us human.

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Poised and perceptive Louis Wise the Sunday Times
Portrait

Graham Norton is one of the UK's most treasured comedians and presenters. Born in Clondalkin, a suburb of Dublin, Norton's first big TV appearance was as Father Noel Furlong on Channel 4's Father Ted in the early 1990s. He then secured a prime time slot on Channel 4 with his chat shows So Graham Norton and V Graham Norton.

Known for his quick wit Graham began hosting a variety of talent shows on BBC One from Strictly Dance Fever and Andrew Lloyd Webber's How Do You Solve A Problem Like Maria? to The Eurovision Song Contest and BAFTAs. Graham was soon approached by the BBC to front his own self-titled chat show The Graham Norton Show in 2007.

Graham Norton has won 9 BAFTAs for Best Entertainment Performance, and Best Entertainment Programme. He presents The Graham Norton Show on BBC1, a show on BBC Radio 2 every Saturday, and is a judge on RuPaul's Drag Race UK. Norton won the Special Recognition Award at the National Television Awards in 2017.

Graham's third novel will be published in hardback, eBook, and audiobook in October.

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Einband Taschenbuch
Seitenzahl 320
Erscheinungsdatum 18.05.2017
Sprache Englisch
ISBN 978-1-4447-9198-3
Verlag Hodder And Stoughton
Maße (L/B/H) 19,5/12,8/3,5 cm
Gewicht 227 g
Verkaufsrang 12753
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Verena Zimmermann, Thalia-Buchhandlung Nuernberg

This is a dark and calm crime-story with remarkable charakters. The ending is very upredictable and it's amazing to read. Not so bloody though but with a lot of big feelings

A small village full of secrets!

P. Krüger, Thalia-Buchhandlung Hamburg

PJ Collins is the local policeman in Dundeen, a small irish village. The fact that he is not taken seriously by his fellow citizens and also his missing self-confidence make his life difficult. But with discovering a corpse on a desolate property a thrilling story begins - and at the end more than one life in Dundeen has changed for good. A classical crime novel and an exciting reading for rainy afternoons.

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Story telling with twists
von einer Kundin/einem Kunden aus Uznach am 16.01.2018

I loved this book, with it's diverse characters and none being perfect. The secrets of the past to slowly unravel - the story is well written and captured my attention to the very last page.

von einer Kundin/einem Kunden aus Köln am 18.08.2017
Bewertet: anderes Format

Ein fesselnder Kriminalroman mit dunklen Geheimnissen, liebenswerten Figuren und überraschenden Enthüllungen. Eine mitreißende Geschichte, die humorvoll und spannend ist.