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Mr Mac and Me


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Set on the Suffolk coastline in 1914, a compelling story of an unlikely friendship from the Granta Best of Young British author of Hideous Kinky and The Sea House

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Esther Freud trained as an actress before writing her first novel Hideous Kinky, published in 1992. Hideous Kinky was shortlisted for the John Llewellyn Rhys Prize and made into a film starring Kate Winslet. In 1993 Esther was named a Granta Best of Young British Novelist. She has since written seven other novels, including The Sea House, Love Falls and Lucky Break. She also writes stories, articles and travel pieces for newspapers and magazines, and teaches creative writing at the Faber Academy. Mr Mac and Me is the winner of the East Anglian Book Award for Fiction 2015. Esther Freud lives in London and Suffolk. @estherfreudrite


A compelling tale beautifully told, Mr Mac & Me is as close to a perfect novel as anything I've read in a long time. I loved every page of it * Ann Patchett, author of Bel Canto *
I was utterly absorbed in the language and the story and the world of it ... You know how it is when a writer draws into a place and you begin to feel it is more substantial than the one around you? That is how this book was for me. I truly loved it * Rachel Joyce, author of The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry *
'I loved and admired Mr Mac and Me more than I can say' * Francis Wyndham *
Attending to Esther Freud's still, truthful voice becomes not only a pleasure but a necessity * Jonathan Coe *
Freud has a precious and remarkable gift * The Times *
A superbly gifted writer * New York Times Book Review *
The best that art can be: full of exploration, full of intuition, full of generosity - and full of love * Julie Myerson *

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