When All is Said: The Number One Irish Bestseller by the author of Listening Still

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Hodder & Stoughton, Jan 24, 2019 - Fiction - 272 pages

Five toasts. Five people. One lifetime.

THE NUMBER ONE IRISH BESTSELLER
WINNER OF THE SUNDAY INDEPENDENT NEWCOMER OF THE YEAR AWARD
SHORTLISTED FOR THE 2021 DUBLIN LITERARY AWARD

'This is how you tell a story' Cecelia Ahern

'An extraordinary novel, a poetic writer, and a story that moved me to tears.'
John Boyne

'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. Pull up a stool and charge your glass, because Maurice is finally ready to tell his story.

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 be powerfully and poignantly laid bare.

Heart-breaking and heart-warming all at once, the voice of Maurice Hannigan will stay with you long after all is said.

'A hugely enjoyable, engrossing novel, a genuine page-turner.' Donal Ryan

'Beautifully written, unhurried and thoughtful, and a character you love from the off' Kit de Waal

'Masterful storytelling' Graham Norton

***Anne's new novel Listening Still is available to order now!***

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User Review  - tangledthread - LibraryThing

Maurice Hannigan sets out for the local hotel bar with the intent of honoring the five most important people in his life. In his eighties, Maurice has been widowed for two years, and his only son ... Read full review

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User Review  - Katyefk - LibraryThing

A good first novel. This book was selected as the Novel Idea book for 2020 for the Deschutes Library program in Oregon. There were many additional online group programming activities related to the ... Read full review

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About the author (2019)

Anne Griffin's first novel When All is Said was a Number One Irish Times bestseller in 2019 and chosen as the Sunday Independent Newcomer of the Year in the An Post Irish Book Awards. It was also shortlisted for the John McGahern Annual Book and the RSL Christopher Bland prizes. Her second novel Listening Still was also an Irish Top Ten bestseller. She lives in Co. Westmeath, Ireland.

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