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My Story

A Life in Words

Toni Morrison said; ‘If there is a book that you want to read, but it hasn’t been written yet, then you must be the one to write it.’ 


My background as a child of Irish immigrants in Leicester, England, meant that I was steeped in Irish Catholicism and surrounded by my Irish uncles and aunts, my father’s siblings, who had followed him over to find work in England when there was none to be had in Ireland.

As a second generation Irish woman, I have always been fascinated by the complex relationship between Ireland and Britain over many hundreds of years. I read about Democracy, Empires and Colonialism.

I read lots of non-fiction about An Gorta Mór, the Irish Famine, but I was particularly interested in how women and their families managed in this terrible time.


The three book tell how my females characters fought to survive this terrible time.

'Daughters of the Famine Road' is the first in the trilogy. It is available to purchase, on Amazon Books.

The second in the trilogy is 'Daughters in Exile' also on Amazon in e-book or paperback.

The final is 'Daughter of Éireann'.

One day, my six beautiful grandchildren may want to read about their Irish heritage and history. These novels are for them. 

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