The amazing new novel set in the beautiful west coast of Ireland.
Local librarian Hanna Casey is gathering material for an exhibition on Ireland's War of Independence. But with an increasingly demanding mother, a boss who's a ruthless self-publicist, and her own family story of love and revenge, Hanna's personal life begins to conflict with her work at Lissbeg library.
Meanwhile, twenty-one-year-old Aideen, who's just had her first baby, is convinced that she needs to find her own dad, whom she's never known. When old wounds are opened in the little clifftop house left to Hanna by her Great Aunt Maggie, it become clear that history is never just about the past. And, as Aideen and Hanna discover, with help, as ever, from Fury O'Shea and The Divil, happiness is about choosing to live in the present.
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