A Keeper: The Sunday Times Bestseller

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A Keeper: The Sunday Times Bestseller

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I maybe at one point while reading this ARC said are you serious and then started muttering to myself about just DNFing it. Norton cleverly mirrors the process of grieving in Patricia and Elizabeth’s stories, as the two women each mourn the passing of their mother. My only complaint is that Graham Norton's diction is not always perfect, and at times he reads too fast. A few of the characters Elizabeth talks to regarding her mother and family history are really kind of jerks. The snarky ex-husband didn't go over well either and actually just disappeared out of the end of the story, never to be heard from again.

the story of Elizabeth coming back to ireland and discovering truths about her own past and family gripped me tight. She receives a reply from one Edward Foley of Castle House, and what unfolds reminded me often of Stephen King’s ‘Misery’ - without the gore. Her mother passed away and it is now up to Elizabeth to sort through her things and close up the house. IRISH INDEPENDENT'It's a sad and lovely book, brimful of tenderness and compassion, where the revelations of the past upturn the perceptions of the present.It is also such a warm and moving book - i can only recommend the author and will immediately be looking for other books that he published. As she clears out her mother’s personal effects, she discovers a bundle of letters that appear to be from the father she has never known. There wasn’t a single character here I didn’t like, or at least sympathize with (including Edward’s deranged mother Catherine) and I loved the setting.

Of course, she is not there for guidance so she turns to her divorced husband to step in and be a father, something he has done little of before this.She didn't really stay in touch with her mother and even when she was dying didn't seem to see the need to be there. Overall, I liked the story and the plot and felt it was fairly well written, although it did bring to mind shades of "Wuthering Heights" meets "Jane Eyre" meets "Rebecca". I just think that there were too many things happening and that Norton didn't make sure that both POVs worked well. He then secured a prime time slot on Channel 4 with his chat shows So Graham Norton and V Graham Norton.

Graham William Walker is an Irish actor, comedian, television presenter and columnist, known by his stage name Graham Norton.While staying at her mother's home, Elizabeth is informed there's a codicil to her mother's will and also finds letters from her father that he wrote to her mother almost 40 years ago. Alternating masterfully between “Now” and “Then,” from Convent Hill in the town of Buncarragh just outside Kilkenny, Ireland to the remote Castle House by the sea near West Cork, Graham Norton spins the tale of Patricia Keane and her daughter Elizabeth. He is the host of the comedy chat show The Graham Norton Show and the BBC commentator of the Eurovision Song Contest. While I certainly understood Elizabeth's quest for information, I felt she was a fairly impulsive character. I really wanted to like this, and I'm not saying it's a bad book, but I was hoping for so much more than "eh, it's okay" from it.

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