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Viewing Entry - The hand that first held mine (E13883)
by O'Farrell, Maggie.

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Overview

TitleThe hand that first held mine
Author / Responsible partyO'Farrell, Maggie.
CollectionFiction
GenreDomestic fiction.
TopicsDomestic fiction. Women artists -- Fiction. Motherhood -- Fiction. Family secrets -- Fiction. Soho (London, England) -- Social life and customs -- Fiction.
RestrictionsYes
Intended AudienceAdult
PublisherVisAbility Ltd.
Published2019

Summary

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. He introduces her to the thrilling world of bohemian postwar London, and Lexie learns to become a reporter, to know art and artists, to live fully, unconventionally, and with deep love. And when she finds herself pregnant by a man wholly unsuitable for marriage or fatherhood, she doesn't hesitate a minute to have the baby on her own. Later, in present-day London, a young painter named Elina dizzily navigates the first weeks of motherhood. Her boyfriend, Ted, traumatized by nearly losing her in labor, begins to recover lost memories. At first he cannot place them, but as they emerge, we discover something heartbreaking and beautiful that connects these two stories.

Additional Information

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System control numberE13883
Original Print PublisherLondon : Headline Review, 2010.
Narrator NameAnne Flosnik.
Participant or performer noteAnne Flosnik.
Narrators GenderFemale narrator