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Billy’s Search for the Healing Well by Helen Burke
Posted by Mike Mannering in , .

In Ireland they have a strong history of story telling. An Irish story teller is known as a Seanchaí (they are renowned for delivering from memory stories to keep their...

The Himalayan Summer by Louise Brown
Posted by swirlandthread in , .

‘When a mother sees her twins in danger, which one will she save?’  The Himalayan Summer is the latest novel by author Louise Brown. Published by Headline Review (March 2017), The Himalayan...

All At Sea by Pauline Lawless
Posted by Margaret Bonass Madden in , .

A Caribbean cruise is fairly high up on everyone’s wish-list, right? Escaping from the Irish weather; the daily commute; the housework and the sameness of everyday life. Three sets of...

Need You Dead by Peter James
Posted by swirlandthread in , .

Need You Dead is the latest release from international bestselling author Peter James. Published on 18th May by MacMillan, this is the landmark 13th novel in the Detective Superintendent Roy...

The Dead House by Billy O’Callaghan
Posted by Susan Condon in , .

It is said, that to write well, you must read well. So, whether to improve your writing or for the pure enjoyment of a great tale, well-told, place Billy O’Callaghan’s,...

The Girl from the Tea Garden by Janet MacLeod Trotter
Posted by swirlandthread in , , .

‘She’s half the world away, but her heart remains in India’  The Girl from the Tea Garden is Book 3 in the India Tea Series from Janet MacLeod Trotter and is described as ‘an...

Imagining Liam by David Scott and Company D Theatre Productions
Posted by Sheena Lambert in , , .

Here at writing.ie we love new writing for theatre. Sure, it’s great to see a great grandfather play by a long-dead great writer that has stood the test of time...

One Bad Turn by Sinead Crowley
Posted by swirlandthread in , .

Sergeant Claire Boyle is about to have a very bad day!!! Having arrived at her GP for a consultation, Claire is looking forward to some time out with a cuppa...

Magical Masquerade by Claire Savage
Posted by Emily Hearne in .

One girl. Two magical quests. Three riddles will set her free.’  Magical Masquerade is the recently published debut novel from Northern Ireland writer Claire Savage. When I read the blurb on...

The Woman At 72 Derry Lane by Carmel Harrington
Posted by Margaret Bonass Madden in , , .

Rea may not have left her house in over a year, but she is well aware of what is going on next-door. Despite the sturdy walls of the houses on...