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Take a year in Soho and a house like no other….

From a woman grieving on New Year’s Day to a Victorian maid’s passion for poetry, from a wartime widower picking up the pieces of his life to a young musician with a dream, one magical house has witnessed the drama of people’s lives for generations. Meet the unforgettable residents of Claxton Court and discover the remarkable ties that bind them together.

‘The past, present and future all bleed into one another like watercolours on a canvas… time becomes irrelevant. The Time is Now is not Mrs Doyle… it is something very different from what has gone before, but it hints at a bright new direction for McLynn, the writer’ Irish Independent

Reviews

Praise for Pauline McLynn: 'Scandal, infidelity, secrets and soufflé are all explored with a healthy dollop of humour
Express
Hilariously funny follow-up to Something for the Weekend. With the perfect balance of humour, adventure and romance, Pauline McLynn makes crafting witty, fast-paced fiction look like a doddle
OK!
A surprisingly gentle, relaxed story... confident, assured
The Times
Packed with cheeky sarcasm and wit
Company
An upbeat, chatty novel
Daily Mail
If this book receives the critical judgement it deserves, it will forever bury the ghost of a demented housekeeper and proclaim the emergence of one of the most interesting Irish writers in years
Sunday Business Post
Funny and snappy...will sit well on a shelf next to such writers as Cathy Kelly, Morag Prunty and Marian Keyes
Sunday Tribune