Bestselling author of Having It All and All That She Wants, Maeve Haran has scored another triumph with Soft Touch, a light-hearted look at the melodrama of family relationships in the 1990s. Catherine Hope serves as the novel's focus as she finds herself helplessly trapped between generations. Scorned by her 18-year-old daughter who treats her "with the kind of contempt normally reserved for traffic wardens and paedophiles", Catherine finds no solace from her overbearing, conventional mother-in-law: "The trouble with your generation is that you have the authority of a damp dishrag!" And things look set to go from bad to worse when her daughter becomes involved with a sexy road protestor--a road her mother-in-law is campaigning to have built! Tempers flare, lines are drawn and Catherine is ready to give up on the lot of them. But when it comes down to it, the whole family manages to surprise one another in the face of crisis. Soft Touch is an entertaining novel about growing up, growing old and growing together. --Shannon Bingham



Used availability for Maeve Haran's Soft Touch

Hardback Editions

March 1999 : USA Hardback
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Title: SOFT TOUCH
Author(s): M Haran
ISBN: 0-316-64683-0 / 978-0-316-64683-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: BCA
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January 2002 : UK Hardback
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Title: Soft Touch
Author(s): Maeve Haran
ISBN: 0-7089-4610-0 / 978-0-7089-4610-7 (UK edition)
Publisher: Ulverscroft
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April 2000 : UK Hardback

Title: Soft Touch
Author(s): Maeve Haran
ISBN: 0-356-21908-9 / 978-0-356-21908-0 (UK edition)
Publisher: Little, Brown
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May 1977 : USA Hardback
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Title: Soft Touch
Author(s): Maeve Haran
ISBN: 0-316-84826-3 / 978-0-316-84826-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Little, Brown
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Paperback Editions

April 2000 : UK Paperback
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Title: Soft Touch
Author(s): Maeve Haran
ISBN: 0-7515-2574-X / 978-0-7515-2574-8 (UK edition)
Publisher: Sphere
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Audio Editions

July 2006 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Soft Touch
Author(s): Maeve Haran
Publisher: Oakhill Publishing Ltd
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July 2006 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: Soft Touch
Author(s): Maeve Haran
Publisher: Oakhill Publishing Ltd
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July 2006 : UK Audio edition
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Title: Soft Touch
Author(s): Maeve Haran
Publisher: Oakhill Publishing Ltd
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April 2006 : UK Audio Cassette
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Title: Soft Touch
Author(s): Maeve Haran
ISBN: 1-84648-049-3 / 978-1-84648-049-2 (UK edition)
Publisher: Oakhill Publishing Limited
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April 2006 : UK Audio Cassette

Title: Soft Touch
Author(s): Maeve Haran
ISBN: 1-84648-067-1 / 978-1-84648-067-6 (UK edition)
Publisher: Oakhill Publishing Limited
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