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Esther Freud’s latest novel, ‘Mr Mac and Me’, published September 2014, is set in Walberswick, Suffolk, at the outbreak of the First World War.

It tells the story of Thomas Maggs, the young son of the local publican, and the friendship he forms with two newcomers, Charles Rennie Mackintosh and Margaret Macdonald Mackintosh.

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A perfectly paced piece of high-calibre storytelling’ OBSERVER

‘Evocative and intriguing’ ELLE  

‘A shrewd and absorbing novel, a near-seamless meshing of family feeling, history and imagination’ NEW YORK TIMES

   ‘Freud stands out as a clear, attractive voice in the literary hubbub’ OBSERVER

‘Reading, you become sort of a tourist, delightedly snooping on how these others live … Fresh, witty, ironic and touching’ INDEPENDENT


‘A compelling tale beautifully told, Mr Mac and Me is as close to a perfect novel as anything I’ve read in a long time. I loved every page of it’ Ann Patchett

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