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Emma Healey (2) (1985–)

Autor(a) de Elizabeth Is Missing

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About the Author

Emma Healey grew up in London and received a degree in book binding from an art college. She then worked for two libraries, two bookshops, two art galleries and two universities. She moved to Norwich in 2010 to study for a MA in creative writing at UEA. Her first book, Elizabeth Is Missing, was mostrar mais published in 2014 and received the Costa First Novel Award. (Bowker Author Biography) mostrar menos

Obras por Emma Healey

Elizabeth Is Missing (2014) 1,993 exemplares
Whistle in the Dark (2018) 230 exemplares


Conhecimento Comum

Data de nascimento
Local de nascimento
London, England, UK
Locais de residência
London, England, UK
Norwich, Norfolk, England, UK
University of East Anglia (MA - Creative Writing: Prose)

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Emma Healey grew up in London where she completed her first degree in bookbinding (learning how to put books together but not how to write them). She completed the MA in Creative Writing: Prose at UEA in 2011, and Elizabeth is Missing is her first novel. She has been named a Londoner To Watch in 2014 by the Evening Standard.



This is a who-dunnit without a single Detective Inspector or Super-Sleuth. Instead we have Maud,an octogenerian with an imperfect and unreliable memory. She worries about her friend Elizabeth, who seems to have disappeared, and she worries about her sister Sukey, who disappeared years ago. This is their story, and Maud's story. It's told with compassion and bravura. Maud's fragmented mind is never once condescended to. This is a tale with real depth, at once arresting,compelling and unusual. Read it.… (mais)
Margaret09 | 149 outras críticas | Apr 15, 2024 |
Such a delighted character we have in Maude when she is young but especially when she is 80 and her memory is failing but she is determined to figure out where her friend Elizabeth is and what happened to her sister Sukey. But no one will listen to an old lady with dementia. Her long suffering daughter Helen, thankfully looks after her. There’s great humor in this novel, great empathy and it’s a great reminder to us all how a person with dementia can feel.
Novel moves from post war Britain to present.… (mais)
Smits | 149 outras críticas | Jan 7, 2024 |
Elizabeth is Missing as a whole was a very interesting book. At the same time, it's one of those books that can get emotionally draining after a while. I say this because my grandmother suffers from Alzheimer (which I assumed is what the protagonist suffers from) and throughout the book I caught glimpses of her which was painful sometimes.

However, the plot was very captivating and the authors does a good job of giving enough information to keep the reader interested. I will say this about the book, it's well worth the read. It's an unexpectedly enthralling book that constantly has you thinking about what happened, and what is going to happen.

I love that the author weaved in the past with the present, using trigger objects for the protagonist, making you wonder if the protagonist is verbally reciting everything that she is reliving, or if it simply being replayed in her memory.

Over all, I recommend this book to those who feel that they can take on an emotionally heavy book.
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KrabbyPattyCakes | 149 outras críticas | Dec 3, 2023 |
This follows the story of Maud, an elderly woman with dementia who is convinced her friend Elizabeth is missing even though no one believes her.

The story is told in two timelines: current day, and the late 1940s, when Maud's sister Sukey goes missing.

I really enjoyed this one and seeing how the two stories were connected in Maud's mind. It had a couple of really funny bits, considering the subject, but was also sad, of course.

I thought the pacing was mostly good, but I do wish the ending had had a bit more of a twist to it.

Note: There was a fair amount of profanity in this one.
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RachelRachelRachel | 149 outras críticas | Nov 21, 2023 |



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