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When All I Said

When All I Said

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2018 looking back: Five toasts. Five people. One lifetime.

  • ISBN: 978-1473682993
  • Genre: Fiction

What you need to know before your trail

‘I’m here to remember – all that I have been and all that I will never be again.’

At the bar of a grand hotel in a small Irish town sits 84-year-old Maurice Hannigan. He’s alone, as usual – though tonight is anything but. Pull up a stool and charge your glass, because Maurice is finally ready to tell his story.

Over the course of this evening, he will raise five toasts to the five people who have meant the most to him. Through these stories – of unspoken joy and regret, a secret tragedy kept hidden, a fierce love that never found its voice – the life of one man will be powerfully and poignantly laid bare.

Heart-breaking and heart-warming all at once, the voice of Maurice Hannigan will stay with you long after all is said.

Travel Guide

County Meath (in red)

County Meath (in red)

County Meath

The Rainsford House hotel isn’t real sadly but there will be many people who go and try and find a nice little hotel in Co Meath after this. If the people there are like Maurice …

The Rainsford House Hotel  becomes increasingly relevant as the story unfolds for it is here that Maurice has met some of the people who have had a big impression on him and his life in some way. Sitting in this iconic place therefore enables him to toast five of these people and tell the story of his life along the way. It’s a bit like This is Your Life set in a hotel and hosted by a man who then gives himself the red book.

There are no locations as such but the story is about whenever you are and where ever you have been and those people you meet along the way.

Booktrailer Review

A novel to think about and one which will linger in your memory. Maurice Hannigan is a man of few words. One night,  he goes to a bar toasts to five people who were the most important characters in his life. These are stories not of the five people, but of Maurice himself.Every emotion under the sun comes out in less than 330 pages. 84 years of stories, thank yous, and many other words left unsaid.

Booktrail Boarding Pass:  When All is Said

Destination : County Meath  Author/Guide: Anne Griffin  Departure Time: 2018 looking back

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