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Hardcover / ISBN-13: 9781529391442

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The brand-new novel from million-copy bestseller and national treasure Graham Norton

‘A magnificent novelist’ GUARDIAN
‘What a storyteller!’ ELIZABETH DAY
‘His writing is evocative and perfect’ MARIAN KEYES

Always on the periphery, looking on, young Frankie Howe was never quite sure enough of herself to take centre stage – after all, life had already judged her harshly. Now old, Frankie finds it easier to forget the life that came before.

Then Damian, a young Irish carer, arrives at her London flat, there to keep an eye on her as she recovers from a fall. A memory is sparked, and the past crackles into life as Damian listens to the story Frankie has kept stored away all these years.

Travelling from post-war Ireland to 1960s New York – a city full of art, larger than life characters and turmoil – Frankie shares a world in which friendship and chance encounters collide. A place where, for a while, life blazes with an intensity that can’t last but will perhaps live on in other ways and in other people.

Frankie is a dazzling, decades-sweeping novel about love, bravery and what it means to live a significant life.