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  • Hachette Books Ireland
  • Hachette Books Ireland
  • Hachette Books Ireland

The Glorious Guinness Girls

Emily Hourican

3 Reviews

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Fiction, Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)

From Ireland to 1920s London, a glorious, gripping, moving and richly textured novel which takes us to the heart of the remarkable real-life story of the Guinness Girls.

'Fans of Downton Abbey will adore this' Sunday Times

The perfect glorious escape ... the intimacy of a family drama, set against the most opulent of backdrops ... Sunday Independent The Glorious Guinness Girls are the toast of London and Dublin society. Darlings of the press, Aileen,
Maureen and Oonagh lead charmed existences that are the envy of many.

But Fliss knows better. Sent to live with them as a child, she grows up as part of the family and only she knows of the complex lives beneath the glamorous surface.

Then, at a party one summer's evening, something happens which sends shockwaves through the entire household. In the aftermath, as the Guinness sisters move on, Fliss is forced to examine her place in their world and decide if where she finds herself is where she truly belongs.

Set amid the turmoil of the Irish Civil War and the brittle glamour of 1920s London, The Glorious Guinness Girls is inspired by one of the most fascinating family dynasties in the world - an unforgettable novel of reckless youth, family loyalty and destiny.

If you loved Downton Abbey, Julian Fellowes' Belgravia or Paula McLain's The Paris Wife, you will adore The Glorious Guinness Girls.

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Praise for The Glorious Guinness Girls

  • A bright, pacy, readable account of the early lives of these extraordinary women ... fans of Downtown Abbey will adore this - Sunday Times

  • A must for all Downton Abbey fans, The Glorious Guinness Girls is a gorgeous book, a captivating tale about a young girl caught up in the lifestyle of a family that continues to fascinate - the Guinness Family. A joy to read - Swirl and Thread

  • A captivating and page-turning novel about a fascinating family. Fantastic - Sinead Moriarty

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Emily Hourican

Emily Hourican is a journalist and author. She has written features for the Sunday Independent for fifteen years, as well as Image magazine, Conde Nast Traveler and Woman and Home. She was also editor of The Dubliner Magazine.
Emily's first book, a memoir titled How To (Really) Be A Mother was published in 2013. She is also the author of novels The Privileged, White Villa, The Outsider and The Blamed.
She lives in Dublin with her family.

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