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Elizabeth is Missing Hardcover – 5 Jun 2014

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Product details

  • Hardcover: 288 pages
  • Publisher: Viking; 1st edition (5 Jun. 2014)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0241003504
  • ISBN-13: 978-0241003503
  • Product Dimensions: 13.8 x 2.8 x 20.4 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars 3,442 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 148,584 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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The novel is both a gripping detective yarn and a haunting depiction of mental illness, but also more poignant and blackly comic than you might expect from that description... perhaps Healey's greatest achievement is the flawless voice she creates for Maud. (The Observer)

A compelling mystery that capture the experience of Maud, a highly memorable elderly woman losing her memory (Sunday Express)

A thrillingly assured, haunting and unsettling novel, I read it at a gulp (Deborah Moggach)

One of those semi-mythical beasts, the book you cannot put down (Jonathan Coe)

Already being tipped for literary stardom. At the London Book Fair last April, nine publishers fought for her debut, Elizabeth is Missing... a tale of dementia, its TV rights have already been sold (Evening Standard's Fourteen in 2014)

Memory - or the lack of it - continues to be a big theme in fiction. The manuscript of this debut mystery narrated by an 81 year old who can't quite remember what she's investigating created a buzz at the London book fair in 2013 (Guardian's 2014 Books)

Elizabeth is Missing will stir and shake you: an investigation into a seventy-year-old crime, through the eyes of the most likeably unreliable of narrators. But the real mystery at its compassionate core is the fragmentation of the human mind. (Emma Donoghue, award-winning author of Room)

About the Author

Emma Healey wrote her first short story when she was four, told her teachers she was going to be a writer when she was eight, but had learnt better by twelve and had decided on being a litigator (inspired entirely by the film Clueless). It took another ten years before she came back to writing. She grew up in London where she went to art college and completed her first degree in bookbinding. She then worked for two libraries, two bookshops, two art galleries and two universities, and was busily pursuing a career in the art world before writing overtook everything. She moved to Norwich in 2010 to study for the MA in Creative Writing at UEA and never moved back again. Elizabeth is Missing is her first novel; it won the Costa First Novel Award 2014 and was shortlisted for the National Book Awards Popular Fiction Book of the Year. Emma Healey was also shortlisted as an NBA New Writer of the Year.



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