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Holding

(2016)
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The Sunday Times bestseller and debut novel from Graham Norton.

'Poised and perceptive' Sunday Times

'... a deftly plotted story as moving as it is compelling' Sunday Mirror

'Deeply accomplished ... brilliantly observed' Good Housekeeping

'... one of the more authentic debuts I've read in recent years ... in such an understated manner, eschewing linguistic eccentricity ... in favour of genuine characters and tender feeling ... this is a fine novel' John Boyne, Irish Times

'It's funny and wonderfully perceptive' Wendy Holden

'It is beautiful and yet devastatingly sad' Daily Express

'Strenuously charming ... surprisingly tender' Metro

'Heartwarming and observant' Stylist

The remote Irish village of Duneen has known little drama; and yet its inhabitants are troubled. Sergeant PJ Collins hasn't always been this overweight; mother of two Brid Riordan hasn't always been an alcoholic; and elegant Evelyn Ross hasn't always felt that her life was a total waste. So when human remains are discovered on an old farm, suspected to be that of Tommy Burke - a former love of both Brid and Evelyn - the village's dark past begins to unravel.

As the frustrated PJ struggles to solve a genuine case for the first time in his life, he unearths a community's worth of anger and resentments, secrets and regret.

Darkly comic, touching and at times profoundly sad. Graham Norton employs his acerbic wit to breathe life into a host of lovable characters, and explore - with searing honesty - the complexities and contradictions that make us human.

Genre: Mystery

Praise for this book

"One of the more authentic debuts I've read in recent years... A fine novel." - John Boyne

"It's funny and wonderfully perceptive." - Wendy Holden


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Hardback Editions

August 2017 : USA Hardback
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Title: Holding: A Novel
Author(s): Graham Norton
ISBN: 1-5011-7326-X / 978-1-5011-7326-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Atria Books
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July 2017 : UK Hardback

Title: Holding
Author(s): Graham Norton
ISBN: 1-4448-3323-5 / 978-1-4448-3323-2 (UK edition)
Publisher: Ulverscroft Ltd
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October 2016 : UK Hardback
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Title: Holding
Author(s): Graham Norton
ISBN: 1-4447-9200-8 / 978-1-4447-9200-3 (UK edition)
Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton
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Paperback Editions

May 2018 : USA Paperback
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Title: Holding: A Novel
Author(s): Graham Norton
ISBN: 1-5011-7327-8 / 978-1-5011-7327-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Washington Square Press
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May 2017 : UK Paperback
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Title: Holding
Author(s): Graham Norton
ISBN: 1-4447-9198-2 / 978-1-4447-9198-3 (UK edition)
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October 2016 : UK Paperback
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Title: Holding
Author(s): Graham Norton
ISBN: 1-4447-9203-2 / 978-1-4447-9203-4 (UK edition)
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Audio Editions

March 2020 : Audio CD
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Title: Holding: A Novel
Author(s): Graham Norton
ISBN: 1-79710-758-5 / 978-1-79710-758-5
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio and Blackstone Publishing
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August 2017 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Holding: A Novel
Author(s): Graham Norton
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio
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August 2017 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: Holding: A Novel
Author(s): Graham Norton
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio
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April 2017 : UK Audio CD

Title: Holding
Author(s): Graham Norton
ISBN: 1-4450-6691-2 / 978-1-4450-6691-2 (UK edition)
Publisher: ISIS Audio Books
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April 2017 : UK Audio CD

Title: Holding
Author(s): Graham Norton
ISBN: 1-4450-6692-0 / 978-1-4450-6692-9 (UK edition)
Publisher: ISIS Audio Books
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October 2016 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Holding
Author(s): Graham Norton
Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton
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October 2016 : Australia Audio edition
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Title: Holding
Author(s): Graham Norton
Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton
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October 2016 : UK Audio edition
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Title: Holding
Author(s): Graham Norton
Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton
Availability: Amazon UK   


Kindle Editions

July 2017 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: Holding: A Novel
Author(s): Graham Norton
Publisher: Atria Books
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA   


October 2016 : Australia, UK Kindle edition
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Title: Holding
Author(s): Graham Norton
Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon AU