When All Is Said, Anne Griffin ( June 2019 Paperback)


Five toasts. Five people. One lifetime.

 'A hugely enjoyable, engrossing novel, a genuine page-turner.' Donal Ryan'An extraordinary novel, a poetic writer, and a story that moved me to tears.' John Boyne'Griffin is a magical storyteller whose prose is effortless and clear. She conjures an intimate, poignant and ultimately enthralling portrait of a man who has battled loneliness and other demons throughout his life.' Fanny Blake'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. 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 powerfully and poignantly be laid bare. 'A book to savour and pass on. An absolute joy' Sunday Mirror'A rich and moving story, a poetic voice and unforgettable character in Maurice' Elle



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