Monday, 21 January 2019

**COVER REVEAL** The Gift of Friends by Emma Hannigan @headlinepg @Bookish_Becky #TheGiftOfFriends

I'm absolutely delighted to reveal the beautiful cover of The Gift of Friends by Emma Hannigan - published by Headline in ebook on 28 February and paperback on 30 May 2019 

This thirteenth and final novel from the beloved and inspiring Emma Hannigan is a life-affirming, uplifting story that celebrates the strength and joys of female friendship

Kingfisher Road - a leafy, peaceful street in the town of Vayhill. 
But there are whispers behind closed doors. 
Who is moving into Number 10? 
Engaged to handsome, wealthy Justin Johnston, Danielle appears to her new neighbours to have the perfect, glossy life. 
But not everything is as it seems... 
In fact, each of the other four women who live close by has a secret, and each is nursing their own private heartache. 
But could a gift be waiting on their doorsteps? 
And, by opening their front doors, and their hearts, to each other, could the women of Kingfisher Road discover all the help they need? 

A heartwarming novel of love and friendship, The Gift of Friends is filled with Emma Hannigan's trademark warm characters and skilful storytelling.

This thirteenth and final novel from the beloved and inspiring Emma Hannigan is a life-affirming, uplifting story that celebrates the strength and joys of female friendship. 

Acclaim for Emma Hannigan's moving novel Letters to my Daughters: 

'Wise, warm and full of joy. Uplifting and magical' Cathy Kelly 

'Warm, intelligent and brilliant' Marian Keyes 

'A beautiful book by an exceptional author. Lose yourself in her wonderful writing' Sinéad Moriarty


Letters to My Daughters spent 4 weeks at No. 1 in the Original Fiction Bestseller chart in Ireland in spring 2018 and was in the top 5 for over 10 weeks. It has sold 25,000 copies in trade paperback in Ireland through Bookscan to date.

 Emma's novels The Perfect Gift and The Wedding Promise were No. 1 bestsellers in Ireland. Emma published her bestselling memoir Talk to the Headscarf in 2011, which was updated and extended in 2017 as All to Live For: Fighting Cancer. Finding Hope. and was a top ten bestseller in Ireland. 

The Secrets We Share won the Romantic Novelists Association's Epic Romantic Novel award. Emma won Woman of the Year in the literature category of the Irish Tatler Women of the Year awards and was shortlisted twice for an Irish Book award.

Emma Hannigan was the beloved and bestselling author of thirteen novels, including the No. 1 bestseller Letters to My Daughters. 
Her bestselling memoir, Talk to the Headscarf, was updated and revised as All To Live For: Fighting Cancer. Finding Hope. 
In 2007 Emma was diagnosed with breast cancer and her eleven-year battle with cancer began. 
As an ambassador for Breast Cancer Ireland Emma worked to dispel the fears around cancer and spread hope about new treatments. 
In February 2018 Emma shared that her team of dedicated doctors had exhausted all avenues in terms of her treatment. 

She launched a social media campaign #HelpEmmaHelpOthers to raise €100,000 for Breast Cancer Ireland. 

Two weeks later, shortly before her death, Emma's target had been reached. 

In the final months of her life, Emma completed her thirteenth novel, The Gift of Friends, sending her acknowledgements to her editor just days before she passed away.

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