A Book of Untruths
A memoir by Miranda Doyle
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A Book of Untruths, a memoir by Miranda Doyle, is a family story told through lies.

A Book of Untruths is a memoir and the debut from Miranda Doyle, published by Faber & Faber.


A Book of Untruths is a family story told through all its worst lies.

The Irish Times: 'If this family portrayal doesn't make you weep, laugh out loud, scream in horror, identify, you’re clearly keeping your heart in a biscuit tin under the bed ... treat it, and yourself, to this most extraordinary evocation of the fragility of family, of sanity, of children, of us all.'  TLS: 'Her achievement is not merely the weaving together of so many disparate elements and ideas with a clarity that seems effortless - it is the generous warmth' Guardian: 'Doyle challenges the reader to stick with her tense, candid, sage testimony to the last unsettling, rewarding word'  Telegraph: an 'elegantly ambivalent book' London Evening Standard: 'Bleak but, goodness, is it gripping.'

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"Unlike anything I've read.  Absolutely addictive... There's a fearlessness to Miranda Doyle's writing that is liberating, and a warmth of sensibility that keeps you with her on every page."
Bee Wilson

"A true writer's voice"
Irvine Welsh

"Extraordinary… A painfully frank yet strangely rewarding account of a terrifying childhood. A Book of Untruths is meditation on time, memory and identity that raises questions that would not seem out of place in Nabokov’s Speak, Memory or Augustine's Confessions."
John Burnside