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Listening Still

On sale

29th April 2021

Price: £9.99

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Selected: ebook / ISBN-13: 9781473683105

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‘Absorbing and heartwarming’
Irish Times
‘A wonderfully unexpected tale of life, death and everything in between’ Graham Norton

Seventeen years ago, Jeanie Masterson chose duty over love, giving up the chance of a new life in London with her childhood sweetheart to work in the family undertakers in her small Irish town.

Now, when Jeanie’s parents suddenly announce their plan to retire and leave the business to her and her husband, it brings long-silenced doubts about her job, her marriage and her future to the surface. Faced once again with a choice between stability and freedom, can Jeanie find the courage to listen to her own voice?

‘Warm and funny, full of lovely characters and poignant moments.’ Good Housekeeping
‘Ireland’s long line of magical storytellers is further enriched by Anne Griffin . . . An outstanding read’ Sunday Express


Billy Callaghan, Irish bestselling author of Life Sentences
Stunning - a book that surpasses all expectations and thoroughly cements Anne Griffin's place on the short but venerable list of writers whose work is always a must-read. A delicately-hewn delight from first sentence to last
Graham Norton, Sunday Times-bestselling author of Keeper and Home Stretch
A wonderfully unexpected tale of love, death and everything in between
Irish Independent
The setting and its supernatural undertow allow Griffin's humour to sparkle . . . there is a lesson in this quirky account of duty shirked and freedom tasted
Irish Times
Absorbing and heartwarming . . . There are deep thoughts sown beneath the light and charming surfaces of Griffin's novels. Her books are fable-like, deep musings on life, mortality, and what makes a life worth living, philosophy for everyday readers, cleverly disguised as a good old-fashioned story
Sunday Independent
Some surprising twists and turns . . . kept me engaged to the end
Daily Mail
There's bags of charm here
Sunday Express
Ireland's long line of magical storytellers is further enriched by Anne Griffin, who follows her poignant debut When All is Said with another outstanding read . . . Griffin explores the tension between instinct and duty in a powerful, moving novel, deftly weaving the strands of the story to create a masterpiece that lingers long in the memory
Good Housekeeping
A warm and funny read, full of lovely characters and poignant moments.
Irish Sunday Times
Carries many of the winsome Irish signature traits we expect of Griffin
Tender, gentle and warm-hearted
Athlone Advertiser
Listening Still is very good and I would recommend it . . . It's a really exciting story and . . . highly interesting . . . actually quite enthralling, and even though it sounds wild, as you read the book it seems entirely feasible
My Weekly Special
An emotional, funny look at human relationships in all their forms.
Irish Examiner
Listening Still marries rural realism with the supernatural very convincingly and beautifully highlights the small, but important, moments of life and death
A highly original story about a family-run undertaking business
Griffin sensitively explores Jeanie's struggle for self-fulfilment in an assured second novel.