Wednesday July 8, 2020

Gail Honeyman's debut novel has a heart of darkness

It’s not often that a book has the power to offer both delight and heartbreak

28th May, 2017
Gail Honeyman: an intoxicating debut novel PIc: Philippa Gedge

FICTION: Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine, By Gail Honeyman, HarperCollins, €17

It’s safe to say that once you’ve met Eleanor Oliphant, you’re not likely to forget her. Thirty going on 70, she is the comments section of any British tabloid newspaper made flesh.

By turns indignant, forthright, ignorant of modern life and socially inept, Eleanor is a creature of habit. She loves nothing more than a lemon flannel...

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