Rosemary’s Book of the Week | 21 November 2022

Forever Home by Graham Norton

Carol is a divorced teacher living in a small Irish town, her only son now grown. A second chance at love with the older Declan brings her unexpected connection and belonging, but sparks local speculation: what does a woman like her see in a man like him? What happened to his wife who abandoned him all those years ago?

The gossip only serves to bring them closer, but when Declan becomes ill things start to fall apart. His children are untrusting and cruel, and Carol is forced to leave their beloved home with it worn oak floors and elegant features and move back in with her parents. Unwilling to see her daughter suffer, Carol’s mother vows to get to the bottom of things. It seems there are secrets in Declan’s past, strange rumours that were never confronted, and suddenly the house they shared takes on a more sinister significance.

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More about the Author

Graham Norton is one of the UK’s most treasured comedians and presenters. Born in Clondalkin, a suburb of Dublin, Norton’s first big TV appearance was as Father Noel Furlong on Channel 4’s Father Ted in the early 1990s. He then secured a prime time slot on Channel 4 with his chat shows So Graham Norton and V Graham Norton.


Known for his quick wit Graham began hosting a variety of talent shows on BBC One from Strictly Dance Fever and Andrew Lloyd Webber’s How Do You Solve A Problem Like Maria? to The Eurovision Song Contest and BAFTAs. Graham was soon approached by the BBC to front his own self-titled chat show The Graham Norton Show in 2007.

Graham Norton has won 9 BAFTAs for Best Entertainment Performance, and Best Entertainment Programme. He presents The Graham Norton Show on BBC1, a show on BBC Radio 2 every Saturday, and is a judge on RuPaul’s Drag Race UK. Norton won the Special Recognition Award at the National Television Awards in 2017.

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