The amazing new novel set in the beautiful west coast of Ireland.
'A page-turning novel filled with wonderful characters. Curl up and treat yourself to the perfect escape' Sinead Moriarty
'I can highly recommend this beauty, it's a gem! Book of the year so far for me. Utterly glorious, I'm telling everyone to run out and buy it!' Claudia Carroll
Ordinary people. Extraordinary secrets ...
It's business as usual in the sleepy town of Lissbeg on the west coast of Ireland, but, as local librarian Hanna Casey gathers material for an exhibition on Ireland's struggle for Independence, secrets revealed in her Great-Aunt's diary expose her own family history of love, dishonour and revenge. Will Hanna risk personal and professional fallout by keeping those war-torn secrets to herself, or will she honour the exhibition's spirit of shared storytelling?
Meanwhile, newly-wed Aideen has just had her first baby and becomes convinced that she needs to find her own dad, whom she's never known. But is she really prepared for the consequences?
Hanna and Aideen each face decisions and it soon becomes clear that, when old wounds are opened and forgotten memories disturbed, history is never just about the past. Will they discover that finding happiness is all about living in the present?
Praise for Felicity Hayes-McCoy - **
A sparkling, life-affirming novel -- sunshine on the page - Cathy Kelly on The Month of Borrowed Dreams
Warm-hearted ... reminiscent of Maeve Binchy and Roisin Meaney - Irish Examiner on Summer at the Garden Cafe
For fans of Maeve Binchy ... If you like reading a feel-good novel set in Ireland, then take a journey to the edge of the world - Sunday Independent on The Library at the Edge of the World
A charming and heart-warming story - Jenny Colgan on The Library at the Edge of the World
Felicity Hayes-McCoy was born in Dublin, Ireland. She read English and Irish language and literature at UCD before moving to England in the 1970s to train at The Drama Studio, London. Her work as a writer includes television and radio drama, features, documentaries, dramatisations and adaptations; screenplays; music theatre; children's books, and interactive multimedia products.
She and her husband, opera director Wilfred Judd, live in Corca Dhuibhne and in Bermondsey, London. She blogs about life in both places on her website www.felicityhayesmccoy.co.uk