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Go Ask Fannie

(2018)
(Go Ask Fannie Farmer)
A novel by

 
 
'A remarkably lucid and authoritative novelist' John Irving



AS RECOMMENDED BY ELLA WOODWARD

'Accomplished, assured . . . A richly rewarding read' The Sunday Times

'A first-rate storyteller, funny and compassionate' Woman & Home

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Murray Blair had some serious matters to discuss this weekend, and he wanted things to run smoothly. But harmony, that Artful Dodger in so many families, had its way of eluding his family as well. . .

Though the adult Blair siblings have agreed to keep things calm and amiable on a trip to stay with their elderly father, each arrives, in true Blair style, with a secret agenda. But plans are derailed when Lizzie, the youngest, turns up late with a burnt hand, impending criminal charges, and a damp family cookbook: Fannie Farmer's Boston Cooking School.

The now ruined cookbook is the last vestige of a more idyllic time, when there were four siblings, not three, a public family reputation to uphold, and a mother whose handwritten notes in the margins of the recipes are their last link to her after the accident years ago.

But secrets will always out, especially amongst family: and this weekend, the Blair siblings will learn that there is more to their mother's story than they could have anticipated...

Told in three parts, roving between then and now, Go Ask Fannie Farmer tells of the life and death of Lillian Blair, the over-bearing, bickering, but loving children who look for ways to connect with one another in her absence, and the inner lives we hide from our families.

'Irresistible'Prima

'Hyde's latest novel will delight readers' Booklist

'Hyde creates a family we can all relate to . . . and does so with great humour' Woman

Genre: General Fiction

Praise for this book

"[A] loving, raging, totally compelling family... I adored them all from the first page." - Laurie Frankel

"Elisabeth Hyde is a remarkably lucid and authoritative novelist." - John Irving


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August 2018 : USA Library Binding
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Title: Go Ask Fannie (Thorndike Press Large Print Basic)
Author(s): Elisabeth Hyde
ISBN: 1-4328-5336-8 / 978-1-4328-5336-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Thorndike Press Large Print
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June 2018 : UK Hardback
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Title: Go Ask Fannie Farmer
Author(s): Elisabeth Hyde
ISBN: 1-4736-7973-7 / 978-1-4736-7973-3 (UK edition)
Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton
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April 2018 : USA Hardback
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Title: Go Ask Fannie
Author(s): Elisabeth Hyde
ISBN: 0-7352-1856-0 / 978-0-7352-1856-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: G.P. Putnam's Sons
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Paperback Editions

June 2019 : UK Paperback
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Title: Go Ask Fannie Farmer
Author(s): Elisabeth Hyde
ISBN: 1-4736-7976-1 / 978-1-4736-7976-4 (UK edition)
Publisher: Hodder Paperbacks
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April 2019 : USA Paperback
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Title: Go Ask Fannie
Author(s): Elisabeth Hyde
ISBN: 0-7352-1861-7 / 978-0-7352-1861-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: G.P. Putnam's Sons
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April 2018 : UK Paperback
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Title: Go Ask Fannie Farmer
Author(s): Elisabeth Hyde
ISBN: 1-4736-7974-5 / 978-1-4736-7974-0 (UK edition)
Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon AU   


Audio Editions

April 2018 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Go Ask Fannie
Author(s): Elisabeth Hyde
Publisher: Penguin Audio
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April 2018 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: Go Ask Fannie
Author(s): Elisabeth Hyde
Publisher: Penguin Audio
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Kindle Editions

April 2018 : Australia, UK Kindle edition
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Title: Go Ask Fannie Farmer
Author(s): Elisabeth Hyde
Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon AU   


April 2018 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: Go Ask Fannie
Author(s): Elisabeth Hyde
Publisher: G.P. Putnam's Sons
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA