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Whispers Through a Megaphone by Rachel Elliott

Whispers Through a Megaphone

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Whispers Through a Megaphone by Rachel Elliott
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Jul 25, 2017 | ISBN 9780992918262

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“Elliott’s excellent first novel, set in England’s Beckford Gardens, is a gentle yet unflinching look inside the heads of two very different characters. . . the story flows seamlessly between characters and story lines. The characters’ psyches are fascinating and complex, and the plot’s curveballs give enough to keep the reader engaged to the very end.” — Publishers Weekly

“Debut novelist Elliott carefully, step by step, draws together the intersecting lives of these people who have let others dictate their identities and storylines. . . A charming portrait of quirky characters who transcend heartbreak.” — Kirkus Reviews

“Humour always tempers Elliott’s handling of emotion as she points to eccentricities manifest in us all.” Guardian

“Charming and moving, insightful and generous, and a pleasure to read.” – Alison Flood, The Bookseller 

“Sharp, realistic…charming.”Daily Mail

“An engaging and accomplished debut. Through the interlaced stories of a colourful cast, Elliott asks big questions, and often provides the answers, about our fleeting existence here on earth… This succinct way of summing up a life falling apart is Elliott’s gift, supported by a deep understanding of what makes her characters tick… her knowledge of people shines in her fiction. For all its wit, it is the author’s gimlet eye on human interaction that will engage readers.”Irish Times

Whispers Through A Megaphone is not just a great first novel; it’s wonderful… a winner.”Bookbag

“An intense psychological drama lightened with humour and tenderness.”The Lady magazine

“Filled with wit and sparkling prose, Rachel Elliott’s debut follows the quirky friendship between Ralph and Mirian as they try to make sense of their lives.”HELLO!

“Wise, witty, and utterly delightful. A book with a big, beating heart.” – Laurie Penny

“Elliott is an inspired observer – fresh, wry and true.” – Liz Jensen, author of The Ninth Life of Louis Drax

“I began this book and couldn’t put it down. The writing’s exceptional. It’s wonderful. Dark, so often painful – a story of such depth, beauty and rigour. And I cared for everyone. Such a testament to the fragility in us all. Oh, and funny. Great scenes of funny.” – Sarah Winman, author of the international bestseller When God Was a Rabbit and A Year of Marvellous Ways


Baileys Women’s Prize LONGLIST 2016

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