Maggie O'Farrell
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Maggie O'Farrell

Born in Northern Ireland in 1972, MAGGIE O'FARRELL grew up in Wales and Scotland and now lives in London. She has worked as a waitress, chambermaid, bike messenger, teacher, arts administrator, and journalist in Hong Kong and London, and as the deputy literary editor of The Independent on Sunday. Her debut novel, After You'd Gone (2000) won a Betty Trask Award and was followed by My Lover's Lover (2002); The Distance Between Us (2004), winner of a Somerset Maugham Award; The Vanishing Act of Esme Lennox (2006); The Hand That First Held Mine (2010), winner of the Costa Novel Award; Instructions for a Heatwave (2013), and, most recently, This Must Be the Place (2016).

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    • I Am, I Am, I Am

    • Seventeen Brushes with Death
    • By: Maggie O'Farrell
    • Narrated by: Daisy Donovan
    • Length: 5 hrs and 54 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 146
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 145

    Maggie O'Farrell's astonishing memoir of the near-death experiences that have punctuated and defined her life....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Her prose is beautiful!

    • By Judy on 03-25-18

    Regular price: $21.00

    • This Must Be the Place

    • By: Maggie O'Farrell
    • Narrated by: Graham Rowat, Saskia Maarleveld
    • Length: 14 hrs and 44 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 156
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 140
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      4 out of 5 stars 140

    Meet Daniel Sullivan, a man with a complicated life. A New Yorker living in the wilds of Ireland, he has children he never sees in California....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • A good story spoiled

    • By White rose on 03-24-17

    Regular price: $31.49

    • The Vanishing Act of Esme Lennox

    • By: Maggie O'Farrell
    • Narrated by: Anne Flosnik
    • Length: 7 hrs and 18 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 217
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 115
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      4 out of 5 stars 115

    Iris Lockhart is busy tending to the everyday business of her vintage clothing shop and her complicated love affairs when she receives a stunning phone call....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • The Vanishing Act of Esme Lennox

    • By Jessica on 06-19-08

    Regular price: $17.47

    • The Hand That First Held Mine

    • By: Maggie O’Farrell
    • Narrated by: Anne Flosnik
    • Length: 11 hrs and 23 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 54
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 35
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 34

    Lexie Sinclair yearns for more than her parents’ genteel country life. She makes her way to the city, where she meets a magazine editor, Innes, a man unlike any she has ever imagined....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Motherhood

    • By Alina on 01-04-17

    Regular price: $23.07

    • Instructions for a Heatwave

    • By: Maggie O'Farrell
    • Narrated by: John Lee
    • Length: 9 hrs and 8 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 115
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 95
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 96

    Gretta Riordan wakes on a stultifying July morning to find that her husband of forty years has gone to get the paper and vanished, cleaning out his bank account along the way....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Another Gem from O'Farrell

    • By Cariola on 07-17-13

    Regular price: $28.00

    • The Distance Between Us

    • By: Maggie O'Farrell
    • Narrated by: Susie Riddell
    • Length: 10 hrs and 5 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 1
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     On a cold February afternoon, Stella catches sight of a man she hasn't seen for many years, but instantly recognises....  

    Regular price: $21.81

    • After You'd Gone

    • By: Maggie O'Farrell
    • Narrated by: Lesley Mackie
    • Length: 12 hrs and 2 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3 out of 5 stars 4
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 4
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      3 out of 5 stars 4

    A distraught young woman boards a train at King's Cross to return to her family in Scotland. Six hours later....

    Regular price: $13.42

    • My Lover's Lover

    • By: Maggie O'Farrell
    • Narrated by: Julia Watson
    • Length: 9 hrs and 18 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Maggie O'Farrell's second novel is an intense, unnerving and passionate story of betrayal, loss and love....

    Regular price: $16.63

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