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Instructions for a Heatwave

(2013)
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Awards
Costa Book Awards Best Novel (nominee)
The stunning new novel from Costa-Novel-Award-winning novelist Maggie O'Farrell: a portrait of an Irish family in crisis in the legendary heatwave of 1976.

It's July 1976. In London, it hasn't rained for months, gardens are filled with aphids, water comes from a standpipe, and Robert Riordan tells his wife Gretta that he's going round the corner to buy a newspaper. He doesn't come back.

The search for Robert brings Gretta's children - two estranged sisters and a brother on the brink of divorce - back home, each wih different ideas as to where their father might have gone. None of them suspects that their mother might have an explanation that even now she cannot share.



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August 2013 : UK Hardback
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Title: Instructions for a Heatwave
Author(s): Maggie O'Farrell
ISBN: 1-4713-5095-9 / 978-1-4713-5095-5 (UK edition)
Publisher: Windsor
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June 2013 : USA Hardback
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Title: Instructions for a Heat Wave
Author(s): Maggie O'Farrell
ISBN: 0-385-34940-8 / 978-0-385-34940-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Knopf
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June 2013 : Canada Hardback
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Title: Instructions For A Heatwave
Author(s): Maggie O'Farrell
ISBN: 1-4434-1823-4 / 978-1-4434-1823-2 (Canada edition)
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers Ltd
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February 2013 : UK Hardback
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Title: Instructions for a Heatwave
Author(s): Maggie O'Farrell
ISBN: 0-7553-5878-3 / 978-0-7553-5878-6 (UK edition)
Publisher: Tinder Press
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February 2013 : UK Hardback
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Title: Instructions for a Heatwave
Author(s): Maggie O'Farrell
ISBN: 1-4722-0638-X / 978-1-4722-0638-1 (UK edition)
Publisher: Tinder Press
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Paperback Editions

May 2014 : USA Paperback
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Title: Instructions for a Heatwave (Vintage Contemporaries)
Author(s): Maggie O'Farrell
ISBN: 0-345-80471-6 / 978-0-345-80471-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Vintage
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May 2014 : Canada Paperback
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Title: Instructions For A Heatwave
Author(s): Maggie O'Farrell
ISBN: 1-4434-1824-2 / 978-1-4434-1824-9 (Canada edition)
Publisher: Harper Perennial
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August 2013 : UK Paperback
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Title: Instructions for a Heatwave: Shortlisted for the Costa Novel Award 2013
Author(s): Maggie O'Farrell
ISBN: 0-7553-5879-1 / 978-0-7553-5879-3 (UK edition)
Publisher: Tinder Press
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February 2013 : UK Paperback
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Title: Instructions for a Heatwave
Author(s): Maggie O'Farrell
ISBN: 0-7553-5882-1 / 978-0-7553-5882-3 (UK edition)
Publisher: Tinder Press
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Audio Editions

June 2013 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Instructions for a Heatwave
Author(s): Maggie O'Farrell
Publisher: Random House Audio
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June 2013 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: Instructions for a Heatwave
Author(s): Maggie O'Farrell
Publisher: Random House Audio
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June 2013 : USA Audio CD
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Title: Instructions for a Heatwave
Author(s): Maggie O'Farrell
ISBN: 0-8041-2069-2 / 978-0-8041-2069-2 (USA edition)
Publisher:
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May 2013 : UK Audio Cassette

Title: Instructions For A Heatwave
Author(s): Maggie O'Farrell
ISBN: 1-4450-2471-3 / 978-1-4450-2471-4 (UK edition)
Publisher: ISIS Audio Books
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May 2013 : UK Audio CD
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Title: Instructions For A Heatwave
Author(s): Maggie O'Farrell
ISBN: 1-4450-2472-1 / 978-1-4450-2472-1 (UK edition)
Publisher: ISIS Audio Books
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May 2013 : UK Audio CD

Title: Instructions For A Heatwave
Author(s): Maggie O'Farrell
ISBN: 1-4450-2473-X / 978-1-4450-2473-8 (UK edition)
Publisher: ISIS Audio Books
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February 2013 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Instructions for a Heatwave
Author(s): Maggie O'Farrell
Publisher: Headline Digital
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February 2013 : UK Audio edition
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Title: Instructions for a Heatwave
Author(s): Maggie O'Farrell
Publisher: Headline Digital
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Kindle Editions

June 2013 : Canada Kindle edition
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Title: Instructions For A Heatwave
Author(s): Maggie O'Farrell
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
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June 2013 : USA Kindle edition
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Title: Instructions for a Heatwave (Vintage Contemporaries)
Author(s): Maggie O'Farrell
Publisher: Vintage
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February 2013 : Australia, UK Kindle edition
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Title: Instructions for a Heatwave
Author(s): Maggie O'Farrell
Publisher: Tinder Press
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