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The Undertaking Hardcover – 6 Feb 2014

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Product details

  • Hardcover: 304 pages
  • Publisher: Atlantic Books; Main edition (6 Feb. 2014)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1782391029
  • ISBN-13: 978-1782391029
  • Product Dimensions: 15.6 x 2.6 x 21.6 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars 140 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 482,329 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Sweeping, powerful, epic --The Times



Brutal but brilliant... Full of heart-pounding suspense... Magee offers an insight both into the deprivation experienced by ordinary soldiers and the excesses of those in power... An impressive, even stunning debut' --Sunday Times (Ireland)



An engaging and beautifully written novel, with an emotional resonance that remains long after you've closed the book. It succeeds in doing what only the best historical novels can do - making the past feel present --Independent



A novel made all the more harrowing by its extreme readability --Observer



A violent, elegant, unsentimental journey through hell and halfway back. This is an outstanding novel by a writer of huge talent and unusual candour. --Chris Cleave



The Undertaking is written with sympathy and skill. The narrative is tense and engaging, filled with complex undertones, impelled by an urgency and a deep involvement with the characters. --Colm Tóibín



A bold and unsettling feat of empathy, all the more daring for its taut, beautifully understated style --A.D. Miller

A bold and unsettling feat of empathy, all the more daring for its taut, beautifully understated style --A.D Miller


I read her book with awe -- Fergal Keane

Justifies all the hype --The Scotsman

About the Author

Audrey Magee worked for twelve years as a journalist and has written for, among others, The Times, The Irish Times and the Guardian. She has a Masters degree in journalism from Dublin City University and an honours Bachelor of Arts degree in German and French from University College Dublin. She lives in Wicklow with her husband and three daughters. The Undertaking is her first novel.



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