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The Birthday Party: The spell-binding new summer read from the Number One bestselling author

Roisin Meaney

8 Reviews

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Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945), Adult & contemporary romance

'Meaney is utterly credible, utterly authentic, utterly irresistible' Irish Independent
'Roisin Meaney is a skilful storyteller' Sheila O'Flanagan

The new novel from No.1 bestselling author Roisin Meaney.

Another summer is in full swing on the island of Roone, and preparations are underway for a big birthday party at the local hotel. But beneath the air of celebration, many of the islanders have their own struggles to contend with.

Imelda, isolated by her recent heartbreak, has no memory of accepting a month-long Bed & Breakfast booking, but when a stranger turns up on her doorstep looking forward to his stay, she has little choice but to take him in.

On the other side of the world, Tilly packs her bag for a visit to Roone to spend time with her sister Laura and her long-distance boyfriend Andy, wholly unaware of the trauma that awaits her there.

Meanwhile, Laura is struggling to digest a startling confession when she finds her stepmother on her doorstep, young son in tow, having left her husband.

During six weeks of summer, love and friendships are tested - and, as the day of the party approaches, the various truths will out in unexpected ways.

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Praise for The Birthday Party: The spell-binding new summer read from the Number One bestselling author

  • Praise for Roisin Meaney - :

  • A cracking yarn ... Meaney can excavate the core of our human failings and present it to us, mirror-like on the page ... Which makes her utterly credible, utterly authentic, utterly irresistible - Irish Independent

  • A real treat ... [Meaney's] ability to weave stories around a seemingly random cast is simply uncanny ... she wraps her readers in the company and comfort of ordinary strangers - Sunday Independent

  • Meaney weaves wonderful feel-good tales of a consistently high standard. And that standard rises with each book she writes - Irish Examiner

  • An addictive read with engaging, flawed characters and a unique writing flair that pulls you into the plot from the very beginning and keeps you entranced to the very end - Books of All Kinds

  • A thoughtful, engrossing read. Warm and insightful. Roisin Meaney is a skilful storyteller - Sheila O'Flanagan

  • It's easy to see why Roisin Meaney is one of Ireland's best-loved authors ... Should you spot this on a bookshelf, grab a copy - Bleach House Library

  • Roisin Meaney has once again done herself proud and written a book that should feature on many people's reading lists for this summer ... Do yourself a favour and buy this book - Shaz's Book Blog

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Roisin Meaney

Roisin Meaney was born in Listowel, Co Kerry, She has lived in the US, Canada, Africa and Europe but is now based in Limerick, Ireland. This Number One bestselling author is a consistent presence on the Irish bestseller list and she is the author of fifteen novels including three stand alone novels set in the fictional island off the west coast of Ireland: One Summer, After the Wedding and I'll Be Home for Christmas. Her other bestsellers include: The Last Week of May, The People Next Door, Half Seven on a Thursday, Love in the Making, The Things We Do For Love, Something in Common, Two Fridays in April, The Reunion and The Anniversary.

She has also written books for children. Connect with Roisin Meaney on
@roisinmeaney
www.roisinmeaney.com

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