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Going It Alone

Clare Dowling

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Fiction, Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)

Writing in the bestselling tradition of Sheila O'Flanagan, Cathy Kelly and Marian Keyes, Clare Dowling has a wonderfully warm Irish voice.

A hilarious and romantic novel about marriage, motherhood and mid-life crises.

Millie's biological clock has been ticking for some time, and on the eve of her fortieth birthday the alarm bell starts ringing. She needs to have a baby and fast, but after months of fruitless trying, her husband Andrew is feeling like a walking sperm bank and their marriage is in crisis. Matters come to a head when Andrew's job relocates to London and Millie decides that if he won't stick around to get her pregnant, then she'll do it without him. Setting her sights on Spain, Millie embarks on a voyage of discovery.

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Clare Dowling

Clare Dowling was born in Kilkenny in 1968. She trained as an actress and has worked in theatre, film and radio. She has had drama and children's fiction published and is currently a scriptwriter on Ireland's top soap, FAIR CITY. She lives in Dublin and is married with a son. She is expecting her second baby in October.

Previous Books:
FAST FORWARD, published by Poolbeg Press; and a children's book, CLASS ACTS: MONOLOGUES FOR TEENAGERS, published by New Island

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