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  • Hachette Books Ireland
  • Hachette Books Ireland

The Things We Do For Love

Roisin Meaney

8 Reviews

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Fiction, Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)

Sometimes it's worth the effort...

It's enrolment night for 'Life Drawing for Beginners' and each of the prospective students has their own reason for being there . . .

For friends Meg, Anna and Fiona the class is a welcome distraction: Anna's husband has just left her for a younger woman. As she struggles to come to terms with the end of the marriage, she begins to develop some strange habits. Fiona has just found out that she's pregnant but has to ask herself the reason why she hasn't told her husband yet. While Meg is just there to support her friends - or is she?

Then there's the handsome, mysterious James who has moved to Carrickbawn looking for a new start for himself and his daughter. With secrets to hide, he's vowed to keep to himself but then his interest in Jackie, the single-mum, life-drawing model takes a more personal turn.

Irene has a beautiful home, a handsome, successful husband and the perfect daughter. So why isn't this enough?

While Audrey, the teacher, has just fallen in love - with the adorable puppy in the window of the local pet shop. Will she be put off by the brusque pet shop owner or does she find out that his bark is worse than his bite?

As the weeks pass, do the members of life drawing for beginners find hidden talents, or at the very least some distraction?

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Praise for The Things We Do For Love

  • This is a feelgood book you won't be able to put down - Irish Independent

  • This book is like chatting with a friend over a cup of tea - full of gossip and speculation, and all the things that make life interesting. (...) this touching and intricate story will give back as much as you put in. - The Irish Mail on Sunday

  • A warm, engaging read - Woman's Way

  • Praise for Roisin Meaney - :

  • Meaney weaves wonderful, feelgood tales of a consistently high standard. And that standard rises with each book she writes. - Irish Examiner

  • The Last Week of May is a highly engaging and heartwarming tale populated with warm and loveable characters. Roisin Meaney's gentle storytelling is reminiscent of that of Maeve Binchy. I truly adored the book and devoured it within a few short hours. - Melissa Hill

  • Keenly observed and beautifully told. Lots of writers are compared to Binchy but Meaney really is ... Buy it now and put it in the beach bag. - Irish Independent Review

  • The plot will draw you in; and there is both laughter and tears along the way. Meaney is an accomplished storyteller. - Books Ireland

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Roisin Meaney

Roisin Meaney was born in Listowel, Co Kerry, She has lived in the US, Canada, Africa and Europe but is now based in Limerick, Ireland. This Number One bestselling author is a consistent presence on the Irish bestseller list and she is the author of fifteen novels including three stand alone novels set in the fictional island off the west coast of Ireland: One Summer, After the Wedding and I'll Be Home for Christmas. Her other bestsellers include: The Last Week of May, The People Next Door, Half Seven on a Thursday, Love in the Making, The Things We Do For Love, Something in Common, Two Fridays in April, The Reunion, The Anniversary, The Restaurant and It's that Time of Year.

She has also written books for children. Connect with Roisin Meaney on

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