The Trick to Time
  • The Trick to Time

  • Kit de Waal

    A heart-wrenching love story from the internationally bestselling author of My Name Is Leon

    Mona is a young Irish girl in the big city, with the thrill of a new job and a room of her own in a busy boarding house. On her first night out in 1970s Birmingham, she meets William, a charming Irish boy with an easy smile and an open face. They embark upon a passionate affair, a whirlwind marriage - before a sudden tragedy tears them apart.

    Decades later, Mona pieces together the memories of the years that separate them. But can she ever learn to love again?

    The Trick to Time is an unforgettable tale of grief, longing, and a love that lasts a lifetime.

Kit de Waal, born to an Irish mother and Caribbean father, was brought up among the Irish community of Birmingham in the 60's and 70's. Her debut novel My Name Is Leon was an international bestseller, shortlisted for the Costa First Novel Award, long-listed for the Desmond Elliott Prize and won the Kerry Group Irish Novel of the Year Award for 2017.