Review: holding by Graham Norton

HoldingHolding by Graham Norton
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

When I happened upon Holding, I couldn’t help but be a little sceptical as the novel is written by the fabulously funny chat show presenter Graham Norton.

I was quite glad to be proven wrong and have been praising the novel from the rooftops.

Set in a quaint village in south of Ireland, where Norton more than likely drew the inspiration from his childhood growing up in Ireland, we meet the various characters you would come across in a village : the Garda (policeman), the shopkeeper, the farmer and his wife, the school teacher, the spinster, the housekeeper.

On the discovery of a body in the nearby woodlands, decades old secrets and lies are uncovered which result in the lives of the villagers to be entwined irrevocably.

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Emma Watson Wishes Hermione Granger Happy Birthday

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In America, people wear jean shorts and drink overpriced beer at sporting events. In England, these dignified chaps wear collars and hair product to watch a soccer match (Arsenal v Tottenham Hotspur, so English). Especially liking Romeo’s oversized-but-tasteful gold watch. I miss these people.

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