Five toasts. Five people. One lifetime. Tonight will be the most important night in the life of 84-year-old Maurice Hannigan. Over the course of one evening, at the bar of the Rainsford House Hotel in Ireland, he will raise five toasts to five different people. All five changed him, in their own way, and all five are now gone. Tonight, he will finally lay bare his own life, with all its loves and triumphs, regrets and tragedies. And before the sun comes up, he must work out how his story ends.
When All Is Said
THE NUMBER ONE IRISH BESTSELLER
WINNER OF THE SUNDAY INDEPENDENT NEWCOMER OF THE YEAR AWARD
SHORTLISTED FOR THE 2021 DUBLIN LITERARY AWARD
‘A rare jewel’ John Banville
‘A genuine page-turner’ Donal Ryan
‘This is how you tell a story’ Cecelia Ahern
At the bar of a grand hotel in a small Irish town sits 84-year-old Maurice Hannigan. He’s alone, as usual – though tonight is anything but.
Over the course of this evening, he will raise five toasts to the five people who have meant the most to him. Through these stories – of unspoken joy and regret, a secret tragedy kept hidden, a fierce love that never found its voice – the life of one man will powerfully and poignantly be laid bare.
‘A book to savour and pass on. An absolute joy’ Sunday Mirror
‘A rich and moving story, a poetic voice and unforgettable character in Maurice’ Elle
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1st paperback ed
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