Today’s sunshine read
Today’s sunshine read
The latest submission to the Annie McHale Debut Novel of the Year Award 2017. Just settling myself down in the glorious sunshine for a good read.
For those of you who loved The Ballroom Cafe and The Judge’s Wife, why not get along to Dubray Books in Grafton Street Dublin on July 6th for the launch of Ann O’Loughlin’s latest novel Ludlow Ladies Society
Lovely coffee table book of quotes and extracts from the work of Joyce. It will make you look at Joyce in a totally different way. You will want to read more of his work and embrace his amazing pros, some of which resonate with today’s world. Enjoy
Check out the work of this new author. Patricia got a four book deal on her debut outing. WOW. The Missing Ones introduces us to D I Lottie Parker as she investigates a murder with connections to a crime in 1976. Set in Ireland, the subplot holds our attention, pulling on the empathy of a Nation for children caught under the authoritive influence of an Institution.
Ally Bunbury works in the world of Public Relations and it is this world that inspired the characters in her debut novel The Inheritance. The story spans London, Scotland and Ireland mixing the world of privilage with Hollywood glamour. The story of boy meets girl, boy loses girl through no or almost no fault of his own. Will boy get girl back or will inheritance win over romance?
Ally’s debut novel is a modern romantic story in the fun and often escentric world of media.
Nicola Pierce began her writing career as a ghost writer. It was when her publisher approached her about writing under her own name that she decided to write historical fiction. Nicola writes children’s fiction and her first novel featured a young ghost on the Titanic. She researches her subjects well enabling her to take us on a trip back in time exploring events in history such as the fall of Staligrad, Siege of Derry and Battle of the Boyne.
Titles include: Spirit of the Titanic, Behind the Walls, City of Fate, and Kings of the Boyne
Joan Brady’ debut novel ‘The Cinderella Reflex’ describes a strong independent woman with the cravings of a five year old child waiting for her prince to come. As most women know, we want the one that is bad for us, we wonder about the one that got away and we dont recognise the prince standing right in front of us. When we grow up we realise in adulthood that there never really is that prince charming but it doesnt stop us looking all the same.
Joan has worked in journalism most of her life and is currently working on her second book
Louise Philips is a crime novelist. Her first novel Red Ribbons introduces us to Dr Kate Pearson, a profiler who features in all her novels. All four books hit best seller lists earning Louise numerous awards including Best Irish Crime Novel of the year, and longlisted for UK CWA Dagger in the Library Award.
Titles include: Red Ribbons, The Dolls House, Last Kiss and The Game Changer.
Louise teaches at the Irish Writers Centre in Dublin. She is currently working on her fifth book.
Olive Collins lives in Thurles Co. Tipperary. Her Debut Novel ‘The Memory of Music’ couldn’t have been better timed. The story focuses on the lives of the Fogarty family spanning 100 years beginning in 1916. She explores the effects the revolution had on families and friendships, pitting men against men, the roles of women and how strength comes to those in adversity. The women of the Fogarty family are driven by ambition and secrets.
Olive Collins was the 2016 recipient of The Annie McHale Debut Novel Award