Posted on 1st June 2012

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My Former Heart

My Former Heart is Cressida Connolly’s first foray into full-length fiction, though her steady narrative and poised voice betray nothing of her newness to the form. Alluringly lyrical, the novel flits between three generations of women, portraying in exquisite detail the symphony of exultations and heartbreaks that accompanies each character’s transition into womanhood. Connolly takes…

Posted on 22nd May 2012

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My Former Heart

‘A family saga spanning the second half of the twentieth century, this gentle story of women’s lives in Egypt, Lebanon and the London Blitz is at once tender, comic and wise. Following on from the success of her short stories, My Former Heart marks out Connolly as a novelist to watch.’ Katy Guest, Literary Editor,…