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Description - This Happy: Shortlisted for the An Post Irish Book Awards 2020 by Niamh Campbell

I have taken apart every panel of this, like an ornamental fan. But we stayed in the cottage for three weeks only, just three weeks, because it was cut short you see - cut short after just three weeks, when I'd left my entire life behind.

When Alannah was twenty-three, she met a man who was older than her - a married man - and fell in love. Things happened suddenly. They met in April, in the first bit of mild weather; and in August, they went to stay in rural Ireland, overseen by the cottage's landlady.

Six years later, when Alannah is newly married to another man, she sees the landlady from afar. Memories of those days spent in bliss, then torture, return to her. And the realisation that she has been waiting - all this time - to be rediscovered.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781474611688
Format: Paperback / softback
(198mm x 129mm x mm)
Pages: 320
Imprint: Weidenfeld & Nicolson
Publisher: Orion Publishing Co
Publish Date: 4-Feb-2021
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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