We have updated our Privacy Policy Please take a moment to review it. By continuing to use this site, you agree to the terms of our updated Privacy Policy.

All the Things Left Unsaid

On sale

13th October 2022

Price: £14.99

Select a format

Selected: Paperback / ISBN-13: 9781529379181

Disclosure: If you buy products using the retailer buttons above, we may earn a commission from the retailers you visit.

‘Powerful and profound’ Deirdre Purcell

‘A beautiful book of great tenderness, love of life, and wisdom learned the tough way’ Joseph O’Connor

For almost fifty years, Michael Harding has been crafting words in a bid to express himself and to explore truths about the human condition. But even still he found himself unable to say certain things he really wanted to.

Then, while in recovery from surgery, he travelled to a cottage on the Atlantic coast and thought again about life and the people who had profoundly affected him over the years: mentors, loves and old friends.

There at the ocean he wrote letters, with an intimacy not previously risked. Letters that would never be posted but that appear now in All the Things Left Unsaid – a vulnerable and beautifully wrought collection of insights into life, death, friendship and love.


Joseph O'Connor
A beautiful book of great tenderness, love of life, and wisdom learned the tough way
RTÉ Guide
There are certainly plenty of riches to mine in All The Things Left Unsaid: engaging observations, well-turned tales and aphorisms
Irish Times
Rambling along the northern shoreline, through the seasons, and around his rich storehouse of memories, Harding balances his familiar delightful whimsical pondering with much serious thinking. This is a book to read and reread. And it is comforting, like the sound of the sea
Ireland's Own
Michael's new book, All the Things Left Unsaid: Confessions of Love and Regret, opens up a new angle on the art of letter writing