The Vanishing Act of Esme Lennox

The Vanishing Act of Esme Lennox

Fiction & Poetry, Modern & Contemporary Fiction
Paperback Published on: 26/02/2013
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The Vanishing Act of Esme Lennox
Maggie O'Farrell weaves a tale that is shocking, compelling and deeply empathetic
I recently read this for the second time ahead of a reading group and I think it was even better second time round! This book is really ideal for the basis... READ MORE
Angie at Perth
The Vanishing Act of Esme Lennox
O'Farrell at her finest
The Vanishing Act of Esme Lennox by Maggie O’Farrell ISBN: 9780755308446 Like all great stories, this novel has you intrigued within the first page, and k... READ MORE
Julia Welstead at Dumfries

Synopsis

From the bestselling, critically acclaimed author of HAMNET and I AM, I AM, I AM, comes an intense, breathtakingly accomplished story of a woman's life stolen, and reclaimed. 'Unputdownable' Ali SmithEdinburgh in the 1930s. The Lennox family is having trouble with its youngest daughter. Esme is outspoken, unconventional, and repeatedly embarrasses them in polite society. Something will have to be done.Years later, a young woman named Iris Lockhart receives a letter informing her that she has a great-aunt in a psychiatric unit who is about to be released.Iris has never heard of Esme Lennox and the one person who should know more, her grandmother Kitty, seems unable to answer Iris's questions. What could Esme have done to warrant a lifetime in an institution? And how is it possible for a person to be so completely erased from a family's history?

  • Publisher: Headline Publishing Group
  • ISBN: 9780755308446
  • Number of pages: 288
  • Weight: 271g
  • Dimensions: 197 x 130 x 22 mm

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The Vanishing Act of Esme Lennox
Great Story!
I've just finished reading this and really enjoyed it! The overall story was great and i love the characters although the present day character iris and he... READ MORE
Catcrawf3
The Vanishing Act of Esme Lennox
so sad, but beautiful
i borrowed this book from a friend and read it quite a while ago. i was already an o'farrell fan but this is by far my favourite. real, sad, beautiful. suc... READ MORE
craftymutha
The Vanishing Act of Esme Lennox
The Vanishing Act of Esme Lennox
I had not read for a while and when I saw that Maggie O'Farrell had a new book out, I just had to order it and it lived up to the author's and my standards... READ MORE
Koula Nathanael
The Vanishing Act of Esme Lennox
fabulous!
an amazing book, enticing and beautifully written! I could not put this book down for one moment!
sydesey
The Vanishing Act of Esme Lennox
The Vanishing Act of Esme Lennox
This was my first Maggie O'Farrell novel and I have to say it wont be my last. I was totally hooked from the first few pages and read it in a matter of hou... READ MORE
Clare Roberts
The Vanishing Act of Esme Lennox
Haunting,
At the beginning of the book I found it a little confusing as it had flash backs. As Iris Lockhart was introduced to the reader, she started receiving phon... READ MORE
Shirley Soards
The Vanishing Act of Esme Lennox
Maggie O'Farrell at her best
I have read this book before but just re read it as it was SO GOOD :-) Even on the second reading I could not put this book down. The characters are so viv... READ MORE
Barbie Dunford
The Vanishing Act of Esme Lennox
Will stay with you long after you finish it!
Couldn't stop reading it-had to continue reading it throughout the night. Until I finished it the next day. Everyone should read this book even if you nev... READ MORE
Elsabear
The Vanishing Act of Esme Lennox
A Historical fiction novel like no other
This was a historical fiction novel like no other. The book has no chapters, but it does change between perspectives. With Esme, we get to hear how she’s f... READ MORE
Erin McLeod