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Dublin’s Fair City

Blurb:- On her deathbed, Aileen’s mother reveals a secret she has kept for eighteen years, and pleads with her daughter to fulfill a last wish. Torn by grief, Aileen leaves Dublin, the Fair City, and Dermot, the man she has grown to love. Lonely and vulnerable, she unwittingly befriends a salesman at the seed mill where she has found work. Suddenly, her life becomes entrenched with danger. On a visit back to Dublin, Aileen discovers a devastating truth, but her mother’s last request is still shrouded in a mystery she is determined to unravel. When she finally decides to return to Dermot, and the family she loves, will the secret she too is now hiding tear her and Dermot apart? The book is available from www.tirgearrpublishing.com or...

Event!

Hello, my latest novel, Dublin’s Fair City, published by Tirgearr Publishing on 5th February is my fifth novel and I’m writing my 6th. I have been very busy writing and promoting my work, one of the reasons I’ve not been blogging lately. Sadly, a New Year’s resolution I wasn’t able to keep. But, I hope to put up some interesting content soon. I’m attending an event in Hackney London this month where I will be talking about my books and listening to some great Irish music for St Patrick’s day. If you feel like a week in Dublin on St Patrick’s Day then you should read Dublin’s Fair City and feel the atmosphere. I’ll be back soon to put up an excerpt to give you a flavour....

Not a free for all!

This is the website of Cathy Mansell.  It is not a free for all.    ...

Dublin Book launch!

Just returned from a wonderful book launch at Blanchardstown library in Dublin. Thanks to the friendly warm people who attend and bought my books. Thanks also to my lovely family who came along to support me on the day.  We had a fun time and the two babies who attended with their mum, my niece, were as good as gold. I was launching my latest book  “Where the Shamrocks Grow” and it sold really well. The hotel we stayed at was only ten minutes away from the library which was very handy.  The problem was that my family live on the north side of the city and the library is on the south. I had a hair-raising experience when I decided to drive across to see them on the busy M50 at six pm in the evening.  It was like a car park, only it was moving very fast. I accidentally took the wrong turning and ended up going in the opposite direction.  I drove for miles before I could get off.  Luckily I know Dublin pretty well and followed the signs for the city.  One thing, we had an unexpected tour of the city at night.  A journey that should have taken half an hour, took an hour and a half.  We were in need of a cup of tea when we finally arrived at my nephews. I was in no state to get on that M50 again that evening, so my nephew kindly drove us back to the hotel. However, the drive home through Wales was glorious. Ta for now....

RNA conference weekend.

Members enjoyed a wonderful annual RNA conference weekend on 10-12 July. It took place at the Queen Mary University London. There is no way to describe a group of 25o romantic authors getting together for a long awaited chat about the weird and wonderful happenings over the course of the year. You have to experience it to know what it’s like. Inspiring talks on all aspects of writing a novel.  And no matter how many books authors have published, there is always something new to learn. This was one of the best I’ve been too and I was sorry when the weekend came to an end.  Roll on next year. Ta for now....

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