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The Winter Gathering: A warm, life-affirming story of enduring friendship

Deirdre Purcell

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Fiction, Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)

A moving and hugely enjoyable novel about Christmas and how to survive it by the much-loved Deirdre Purcell.

It's ten years on from the first winter gathering, when four of Maggie Quinn's closest friends rushed in to spend Christmas with her after her husband walked out just days before. And at Christmas, it doesn't take long for an event to become a tradition.
But this Christmas Day, for the first time, there's an addition to the party, in the form of a young, very handsome man. Only one of the women knows what he's doing there, and she's remaining tight-lipped.
So begins a new chapter in the lives of the five friends. As the winter moves towards spring, each faces personal hurdles, from family difficulties to illness to the unexpected reappearance of Maggie's ex. Throughout, each proves that friends truly are the family you choose -- and that, ultimately, the magic of Christmas can arrive at any time of year.

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Praise for The Winter Gathering: A warm, life-affirming story of enduring friendship

  • A riveting read - Australian Women's Weekly

  • Tight, well plotted...aided by some excellently drawn characters - Philippa Gregory

  • An audacious novel... An absorbing, needling read

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Deirdre Purcell

Deirdre Purcell was born and brought up in Dublin, and educated there and in a County Mayo convent. Before turning to the writing of fiction, she lived through an eclectic set of careers, including acting, as a member of the permanent company of Ireland's National Theatre (The Abbey), and journalism for all media - for which she won Ireland's top awards. She has written numerous fiction and non-fiction bestsellers and for six years, presented 'What It Says in the Papers' slot for RTE's Morning Ireland programme, leaving in 2018 to concentrate on her writing.

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