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The Rise and Fall of Becky Sharp by Sarra Manning
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The Rise and Fall of Becky Sharp ~ ‘A hilarious contemporary retelling of the classic society novel, VANITY FAIR, featuring the irrepressible Becky Sharp’. Sarra Manning is an author and...

The Flight of the Wren by Orla McAlinden
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Inspired by true events, The Flight of the Wren is a novel by Orla McAlinden and is just published by Red Stag (Mentor Books Ltd). Mixing fact with fiction, this novel, for...

The Book of Love by Fionnuala Kearney
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‘A story for everyone who has loved and lost.’ Fionnuala Kearney is a writer whose work I haven’t read before, but I can now quite categorically state that I am...

I Invited Her In by Adele Parks
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‘I INVITED HER IN… and she took everything…..’ I Invited Her In is the latest novel from best selling author Adele Parks. Published by HQ Stories, it is described as ‘a gripping...

The Rúin by Dervla McTiernan
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‘The secrets of the past will expose the crimes of the present.’ I am wondering how I have never heard of this book before. Released in many different formats over...

The Night She Died by Jenny Blackhurst
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‘It was the happiest day of her life. So what made her jump?’ The Night She Died is the latest novel from Jenny Blackhurst, a writer who has been described as ‘an...

Becoming Belle by Nuala O’Connor
Posted by Helena Mulkerns in , .

In this, the second literary foray into Victorian times for Nuala O’Connor, the author has created a splendid, loveable heroine who brings to life the spirit of an age.  In...

The Lighthouse Keeper’s Daughter by Hazel Gaynor
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The Lighthouse Keeper’s Daughter ~ ‘From Cork to Rhode Island, can a young Irish girl find home…..and herself?’ A truly gorgeous book. The Lighthouse Keeper’s Daughter totally lived up to my...

The House Across the Street by Lesley Pearse
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‘A compelling, page-turning insight from Lesley Pearse into the secrets of domestic life in a suburban avenue in 1960.’ The House Across the Street takes the reader back to the 1960s....

A Gathering of Ghosts by Karen Maitland
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‘You’ll need more than a sword to protect you up there. Other side of that priory stands the most accursed hill on the whole moor. You can hear the dead...