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The Walled Garden

3.43 based on 59 ratings & 12 reviews on Goodreads.com
Picador

28 June 12
9781447211723
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£7.99
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Synopsis

Beth flew the coop as soon as she could, making a life for herself in London. James, her dutiful brother, stayed in Dublin, raising a family not far from their mother, Alice.

Now Alice is dying and Beth has returned to the shabby grandeur of her childhood home to keep vigil by her mother’s bedside. Unable to speak, the only way Alice feels she can bridge the gap of understanding between her daughter and herself is to write letters to her seeking reconciliation.

Set during the last days of Alice's life, this is also an extraordinary perceptive novel about childhood and growing old.

About Catherine Dunne

Catherine Dunne is the author of eight novels including most recently Missing Julia, Something Like Love, At a Time Like This and Set in Stone. She has also written about Irish immigration in An Unconsidered People. All of her work has been published to both critical and popular acclaim. The novels have struck a chord in several countries and have been translated into many languages and optioned for film. Catherine Dunne lives near Dublin.