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Frankie - Graham Norton SIGNED

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Hodder & Stoughton
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Expected release date is 12th Sep 2024

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Frankie is an immersive, decade-sweeping story that brims with Graham Norton's trademark heart, intelligence and compellingly written characters. The novel takes us from small-town, conservative Ireland in the 1940s, to the dazzling art scene of 1960s New York, via London, and tells the story of Frankie Powell, who has never been the leading lady in her own life.

Frankie has lived a long life and her small London flat is crammed full of art, furniture and memories. Damian, her young Irish carer, listens as she gradually tells him parts of her story - a story that takes us into a progressive, daring world of New
York artists on the brink of fame, aspiring writers and larger-than-life characters. Always just on the periphery, looking on, Frankie is never quite sure enough of herself to take centre stage. But the outsider holds certain advantages, sees things
others don't, can influence without drawing attention. And when the map has been lost, it's anyone's guess where you may end up, the lives you may encounter and the accidental choices you find you have made. Frankie discovers that life is not
always the one we had hoped for, or the one others had expected of us.

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 BBC One, a show on Virgin Radio every weekend, and is a judge on RuPaul's Drag Race UK.
Norton won the Special Recognition Award at the National Television Awards in 2017.