It’s July 1976. In London, it hasn’t rained for months, water comes from a standpipe, and Robert Riordan tells his wife Gretta that he’s going round the corner to buy a newspaper. He doesn’t come back. Read all reviews for Instructions For a Heatwave
Maggie O`Farrell is the author of five previous novels: After You`d Gone; My Lover`s Lover; The Distance Between Us, which won a Somerset Maugham Award; The Vanishing Act Of Esme Lennox; and The Hand That First Held Mine,which won the 2010 Costa Novel Award.