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A Taste of Freedom

Liz Ryan

5 Reviews

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Fiction, Sagas

Two Irish girls who go to Provence for a working holiday find their lives transformed, in this novel by the highly-acclaimed journalist whose novels of life in Ireland speak for a generation.

When Keeley and Mary, best friends from Dublin, go off to pick grapes in France in 1977, both their lives change profoundly.
Provence is utterly different from boring, repressive Ireland. Mary, who is taking a break before she settles down to marriage with her uninspiring but steady boyfriend Cathal, is the one who manages to become pregnant, and has to go home. Keeley, who only went along to keep Mary company, is the one who stays in France, making a new life for herself with a charming French hairdresser.
As the years pass, they both dream of what might have been - until, in a very different Ireland, Mary gets her second chance at freedom.

'Liz Ryan understands not only a woman's heart but a woman's mind' Terry Keane Sunday Times

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Praise for A Taste of Freedom

  • 'Characters are good, well rounded, imaginable people...One More Chance is about feelings, friendships and dreams. It's an enjoyable read.' Sunday Independent on One More Chance - .

  • 'Liz Ryan is smart and funny and she writes well.' Irish Times

  • 'Look out Maeve Binchy, Liz Ryan has you in her sights.' Liverpool Echo

  • 'Liz Ryan is fast becoming a household name . . . a witty and light read. Like a perfect beach book.' Irish Tatler on A Year of Her Life - .

  • 'Liz Ryan's language and style is as fresh as the French landscape and the action whips along with all the verve we have come to expect from the journalist. It's a scintillating helping of fiction to savour on these dark winter nights.' Ireland on Sunday on One More Chance

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Liz Ryan

Having been a journalist with Independent Newspapers in Dublin for nearly twenty years, Liz Ryan continues to comment in print and on radio on Irish tourism and current affairs, dividing her time between Ireland and France.

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