Grace and Truth

  • by Jennifer Johnston
  • Narrated by Kate Binchy
  • 5 hrs and 29 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

When Sally's husband Charlie says he's leaving her, she makes him go at once. As a child growing up in Dublin, she never had friends thanks to her lonely, secretive unmarried mother who kept her at home with her. A succesful actress, she can effortlessly mimic others, but who is she, herself? With desperate courage she decides to visit her grandfather, a shadowy figure, in the forlorn hope that she can unlock the door to her past.

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What the Critics Say

"...the structure is masterly, and the writing pungent." (The Times)
"Shocking yet redemptive, this is a classical tragedy reinvested with chilling contemporary relevance." (The Observer)"Johnston has written a powerful book. She sensitively examines those themes - of paternity, of reality - that have always been the domain of literature... [Her] literary references never complicate her writing, but illuminate it, creating a rich and perceptive blend of poetry and experience." (Times Literary Supplement)

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nothing new

Before a quarter of the book had been read I guessed the outcome. Old plot. The voice of the reader sounds older than the person it is supposed to be. An easy listen but nothing special.
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- Christina

Book Details

  • Release Date: 29-08-2006
  • Publisher: Oakhill Publishing Ltd