The Astonishing Return of Norah Wells

Author(s): Virginia Macgregor

Fiction - Contemporary

One ordinary morning, Norah walked out of her house on Willoughby Street and never looked back. Six years later, she returns to the home she walked away from only to find another woman in her place. Fay held Norah's family together after she disappeared, she shares a bed with Norah's husband and Norah's youngest daughter calls Fay 'Mummy'. Now that Norah has returned, everyone has questions. Where has she been? Why did she leave? And why is she back? As each member of the family tries to find the answers they each need, they must also face up to the most pressing question of all - what happens to The Mother Who Stayed when The Mother Who Left comes back? From the author of What Milo Saw, comes this powerful, emotional and perceptive novel about what it takes to hold a family together and what you're willing to sacrifice for the ones you love.


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From the first page, we were hooked ... Brilliant! ***** Heat (on What Milo Saw) Poignant and very clever Company (on What Milo Saw) A truly heartwarming story of family, love and loyalty ... It might be wise to have a box of tissues at the ready ... Daily Express (on What Milo Saw) A life-affirming read ... Warm, wise and insightful Good Housekeeping (on What Milo Saw) Sharp, funny and hugely moving, this is a must read Fabulous (on What Milo Saw) [An] understated and likeable tale that just might restore your faith in human nature Bella (on What Milo Saw) A challenging and moving story about the power of love between generations Image magazine (on What Milo Saw) Everyone should read this book; it holds laughter and tears, but above all, it has something similar to a beating heart. This is not a book to be missed! Novelicious (on What Milo Saw)

Virginia Macgregor was brought up in Germany, France and England by a mother who never stopped telling stories. From the moment she was old enough to hold a pen, Virginia set about writing her own, often late into the night - or behind her Maths textbook at school. Virginia was named after two great women, Virginia Wade and Virginia Woolf, in the hope she would be a writer and a tennis star. Her early years were those of a scribbling, rain-loving child who prayed for lightning to strike her tennis coach. After studying at Oxford, Virginia started writing regularly while working as an English Teacher and Housemistress. Virginia lives in Berkshire with her husband, Hugh, and their daughter. Keep in touch with Virginia on Twitter (@virginiawrites), or follow her blog:

General Fields

  • : 9780751554212
  • : Little, Brown Book Group
  • : Sphere
  • : 0.618
  • : December 2015
  • : 234mm X 153mm
  • : United Kingdom
  • : January 2016
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Virginia Macgregor
  • : Paperback
  • : 1
  • : 480