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All the Beggars Riding

Lucy Caldwell

All the Beggars Riding by Lucy Caldwell: from the award winning author of The Meeting Point comes another powerful exploration of love, desire and family.

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£7.99
Format
Paperback
ISBN
9780571270569
Date Published
06.02.2014
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Summary

When Lara was twelve, and her younger brother Alfie eight, their father died in a helicopter crash. A prominent plastic surgeon, and Irishman, he had honed his skills on the bomb victims of the Troubles. But the family grew up used to him being absent: he only came to London for two weekends a month to work at the Harley Street Clinic, where he met their mother years before, and they only once went on a family holiday together, to Spain, where their mother cried and their father lost his temper and left early.

Because home, for their father, wasn’t Earls Court: it was Belfast, where he led his other life…

Narrated by Lara, nearing forty and nursing her dying mother, All the Beggars Riding is the heartbreaking portrait of a woman confronting her past just as she realises that time is running out

Critic Reviews

Love, lies, obsession, grief . . . gripping.

Daily Mail
Critic Reviews

A powerful story . . . a writer of rare elegance and beauty, Caldwell doesn't just get inside her characters' minds. She perches in the precarious chambers of their hearts, telling their stories truthfully and tenderly.

Independent
Critic Reviews

All the Beggars Riding is the heartbreaking portrait of a woman confronting and trying to make sense of her past . . . gripping and raw.

Irish Independent
LucyCaldwell

Lucy Caldwell was born in Belfast in 1981. She is the author of four novels, several stage plays and radio dramas, and two collections of short stories: Multitudes and Intimacies. She won the BBC National Short Story Award in 2021 for ‘All the People Were Mean and Bad’. Other awards include the Rooney Prize for Irish Literature, the George Devine…

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