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Chance to win a free book signed by the author
Become a friend of Ireland Writing Retreat (http://www.irelandwritingretreat.com/) on or before Tuesday December 15th 2015 and automatically enter a draw to win an intriguing Irish novel signed by the author himself.
With Ireland celebrating the centennial of its 1916 revolution next year, ‘Blind Arrows’ is a perfect Christmas or New Year gift for you or a friend!
Blind Arrows by Anthony J. Quinn (http://anthonyquinnwriter.com/)
Dublin, 1919. A city at war with itself. The mysterious and seductive Lily Merrin, Secretary at Dublin Castle, is on a mission but whose side is she on and what is compelling her to consider the ultimate sacrifice? Charismatic Irish revolutionary leader, Michael Collins, burns with a vision for his country, but others are plotting his downfall. And now Martin Kant, an English journalist, enters the arena. A serial killer is at large and Lily is in mortal peril. Kant must struggle to rescue not only Lily, but his own soul.
‘Blind Arrows’ was published in September this year by No Exit Press (http://www.noexit.co.uk/index1.php?imprint=1&isbn=9781843445357)
Anthony J. Quinn is an Irish writer and journalist. ‘Blind Arrows’ is the second of Anthony’s series of three historical novels set in Ireland during World War I and the Irish War of Independence. It follows publication of ‘The Blood-Dimmed Tide,’ a stunning piece of historical fiction with national Irish poet, W.B. Yeats as its main protagonist.
‘Disappeared,’ Anthony’s first novel, was picked by ‘The Times’ and the ‘Daily Mail’ as one of their ‘Books of the Year 2014’ and was nominated for the ‘Theakston’s Old Peculier Crime Novel of the Year.’ Upon publication in the US, it was shortlisted for a ‘Strand Critics Award’ as selected by book critics from The Washington Post, Los Angeles Times, San Francisco Chronicle and The Guardian.
Short stories by Anthony, who was a guest speaker at last year’s ‘Ireland Writing Retreat,’ have been short-listed twice for a Hennessy/New Irish Writing Award.
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