Narrated By: Aoife McMahon
Duration: 10 hours and 37 minutes
What to expect
‘Hugely entertaining…an instantly engaging read, what you might get if you mixed Jojo Moyes with Marian Keyes’ Sunday Independent
‘A fabulous read…you’re immediately immersed’ Sheila O’Flanagan, bestselling author of The Women Who Ran Away
’A superb writer – the Irish Jojo Moyes’ Irish Examiner
‘Ciara Geraghty is a wonderful writer’ Hazel Gaynor, author of the Irish Times bestseller, The Bird in the Bamboo Cage
Marianne left home when she was fifteen following a family tragedy, one that changed all their lives. She never planned to return.
But when her carefully controlled life falls apart, she has no choice but to return to Ancaire, the ramshackle house overlooking the Irish Sea, where her mother, Rita, a flamboyant artist and recovering alcoholic still lives.
As her mother invites her to pull up a chair and make herself at home, alongside the friends, family and neighbours who wander its rooms. Marianne discovers that sometimes home isn’t a house, it’s a place in your heart.
Set on the wild Irish coast, with an unforgettable cast of characters, this deeply emotional novel is full of Ciara Geraghty’s trademark heart and poignancy.
Modern & contemporary fiction
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Praise for Make Yourself at Home
‘A fabulous read … [the] characters are so real … you’re immediately immersed in their stories’ Sheila O’Flanagan
‘Written with Geraghty’s trademark humour and keen sense of observation, we go on a rollercoaster journey … A deeply satisfying read’ Patricia Scanlan
Acclaim for Ciara Geraghty:
‘Tender, emotional and uplifting…I loved it’ Lucy Diamond
‘Rules of the Road had me laughing and crying on the same page…such a talented writer.’ Patricia Scanlan
‘Very funny, very moving and utterly unsentimental…as Terry discovers what makes life worth living.’ Irish Times
‘A genuine feel-good hit […]Geraghty's tightly wound adventure is as touching as it is entertaining’ Independent
‘A book to be shared, a book to be cherished … an homage to the strength of friendship and a celebration of life in all its colours’ Mairead Hearne, Swirl and Thread
‘Tender, funny, and heartbreaking… Ciara Geraghty is a wonderful writer’ Hazel Gaynor
‘Infused with warmth, humour and human understanding. An homage to life and fantastic friendships, this book will warm the cockles of your heart.’ Justine Carberry, Sunday Independent
‘Funny, gentle, compassionate and wise’ Anne Cunningham, Meath Chronicle
‘A superb writer… the Irish Jojo Moyes. Her books are beautifully written, and infused with warmth, humour and human understanding.’ Irish Examiner
‘A touching, tender, often funny story about love in all its messy, uncertain glory . . . with a hero who will find a place in your heart. Julie Cohen
‘You will feel all the feelings – we can't remember the last time we rooted for two characters quite as much.’ Heat