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The Birthday Party

Roisin Meaney
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Roisin Meaney

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

Roisin Meaney
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Roisin Meaney

Three couples. One weekend. Everything is about to change...It's the Bank Holiday weekend and the Cunningham family are escaping to their holiday home by the sea, as they've done every summer for many years.Except that now, parents Lily and Charlie are waiting for their divorce papers to come through -- and have their new partners in tow.Their daughter Poll is there with her boyfriend and is determined to make known her feelings for Chloe, her father's new love. While her brother Thomas also has feelings for Chloe -- of a very different nature...And amid all the drama, everyone has forgotten that this weekend also happens to be Lily and Charlie's wedding anniversary.Will any of the couples survive the weekend intact?'Just about everything in this good-humoured book will keep you engrossed and in for a satisfying surprise at the end' Irish Independent

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The Month of Borrowed Dreams

Felicity Hayes-McCoy
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Felicity Hayes-McCoy
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The Street Where You Live

Roisin Meaney
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Roisin Meaney

The new bestseller from one of Ireland's best-loved writers ... It's the hottest heatwave in years and as preparations for an end-of-summer concert get underway, the notes soar. But so, too, do the scandals and secrets ...Choir member Molly sees a young boy who she's convinced is her grandson, but how does she find out the truth when her son Philip ran away to New Zealand five years ago?Meanwhile Molly's daughter Emily has fallen in love for the second time in her life. Except this time it's with the wrong man ... While choir leader Christopher, who closed off his heart to love a long time ago, is making do with snatched trysts with new member Jane - who also happens to be married. But then American author Freddie moves in next door and suddenly things begin to get complicated.As performance night approaches, the heatwave breaks and members of the choir discover that their lives intertwine more than they could ever have imagined. But are the inhabitants of the town ready for what happens next?

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I'll Be Home for Christmas

Roisin Meaney
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Roisin Meaney

A feel-good tale of magic, sparkle and new beginnings from Roisin Meaney, author of The Reunion, One Summer and The People Next Door.It's three days before Christmas ...Tilly boards a plane on the other side of the world. She's determined to reach Roone, a small island off the west coast of Ireland, in time for Christmas Day. Tilly carries a troubling secret and Laura, a woman she's never met, might be the only one who can help her.Except that Laura has no idea that Tilly exists. And with five children, a mother-in-law stranded on the island and a husband with whom she's barely on speaking terms, an unexpected Christmas guest is the last thing she needs . . .A storm is heading for the island, but will peace be restored before the snow melts?

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The Reunion

Roisin Meaney
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Roisin Meaney

It's their twenty-year school reunion but the Plunkett sisters have their own reasons for not wanting to attend ... Caroline, now a successful knitwear designer, spends her time flying between her business in England and her lover in Italy. As far as she's concerned, her school days, and what happened to her the year she left, should stay in the past.Eleanor, meanwhile, is unrecognisable from the fun-loving girl she was in school. With a son who is barely speaking to her, and a husband keeping a secret from her, revisiting the past is the last thing on her mind.But when an unexpected letter arrives for Caroline in the weeks before the reunion, memories are stirred.Will the sisters find the courage to return to the town where they grew up and face what they've been running from all these years?The Reunion is a moving story about secrets, sisters and finding a way to open your heart.

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Two Fridays in April: From the Number One Bestselling Author

Roisin Meaney
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Roisin Meaney

It's Friday, April 2. Daphne Darling knows that she should be celebrating her stepdaughter Una's 17th birthday, but it's hard, because the date also marks the one-year anniversary of her husband's death and she and Una just can't seem to connect anymore. Daphne can't turn to her own mother Isobel for advice as their relationship is distant, to say the least, and Mo, Finn's elderly mother, is still grief-stricken at the death of her only son, so she is of little help. But by the end of that day in April, marking the occasion with a slice of cake and a glass of wine will be the last thing on anyone's mind...Before that Friday, Daphne, Mo and Isobel were all stuck in the past, with their grief and their loss. And then Una takes matters into her own hands, and even though she makes a terrible mistake, she teaches Daphne, Mo and Isobel something about life: that it is to be lived and that, in spite of everything they've been through, happiness can still be a part of it.

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It's Not Yet Dark

Simon Fitzmaurice
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Simon Fitzmaurice

'If you are hungry for truth and beauty, read this book' Roisin Ingle, The Irish Times'A demonstration of a will to live that is breathtaking ... a work of documentary poetry ... an extraordinary read' The Herald'An unforgettable read about what it means to be alive' Woman's Way'The world "inspirational" is over-used, but if ever a book deserved this epithet, this is it' Sunday Independent'Sparsely and beautifully written .. the human spirit and will to live shines out of these pages' Irish IndependentA No.1 bestseller, It's Not Yet Dark is an unforgettable book about relationships and family, about what connects and separates us as people and, ultimately, about what it means to be alive.In 2008, Simon Fitzmaurice was diagnosed with Motor Neurone Disease (mnd). He was given four years to live. In 2010, in a state of lung-function collapse, Simon knew with crystal clarity that now was not his time to die. Against all prevailing medical opinion, he chose to ventilate in order to stay alive.Here, the young filmmaker, a husband and father of five small children draws us deeply into his inner world. Written using an eye-gaze computer and told in simply expressed and beautifully stark prose, the result is an astonishing journey into a life which, though brutally compromised, is lived more fully and in the moment than most, revealing at its core the power of love its most potent.

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After the Wedding: What happens after you say 'I do'?

Roisin Meaney
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Roisin Meaney
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Something in Common

Roisin Meaney
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Roisin Meaney
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Knowing Me, Knowing You

Brian Finnegan
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Brian Finnegan

1983 - an unforgettable summer of rebellion, first love and shared secrets for four teenage friends and ABBA fans. Three decades on, and much has changed . . . Devoted wife and mother-of-two Maggie Corcoran can barely recall the freedom of those halcyon days, as she comes to terms with some life-shattering news - alone. Reclusive ex-pop star Daniel Smith is reluctantly back in the super trouper limelight, and problems close to home are challenging his desperate need to hide away.Dee, now a successful business woman, has come a long way since her wild youth. But while she's very bit a force to be reckoned with in the boardroom, her marriage tells a different story.And for the once shy and retiring Charlie, life has changed in ways the four could never have imagined. But personal happiness has come at a heart-breaking price.When Maggie decides to reform the old crowd for an ABBA reunion concert in Stockholm, old memories are reawakened, good and bad. And each discovers that to lay the past to rest, sometimes you've got to take a chance on the future . . .

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One Summer

Roisin Meaney
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Roisin Meaney

Fans of Maeve Binchy will love the IRISH NO.1 BESTSELLER Roisin Meaney and this heart-warming story of love, friendship and fate set on Roone, a small island off the west coast of Ireland ... Nell Mulcahy grew up on the island so when the old stone cottage by the edge of the sea went up for sale, the decision to move back from Dublin was easy. But when Nell decides to rent out her cottage for the summer to help raise money her forthcoming wedding to Tim, she's unprepared for what's about to happen ... As she welcomes holiday-makers to her cottage, Nell must face some truths: about her upcoming wedding to Tim, and her friendship with his brother, James. And, meanwhile, her father delivers some astounding news which leaves Nell, her mother and the island reeling ... But will Nell make it down the aisle? One thing's for sure, it's a summer on the island that nobody will ever forget.

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Vanishing Ireland: Recollections of our Changing Times

James Fennell, Turtle Bunbury
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James Fennell, Turtle Bunbury
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The Things We Do For Love

Roisin Meaney
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Roisin Meaney

It's enrolment night for 'Life Drawing for Beginners' and each of the prospective students has their own reason for being there . . .For friends Meg, Anna and Fiona the class is a welcome distraction: Anna's husband has just left her for a younger woman. As she struggles to come to terms with the end of the marriage, she begins to develop some strange habits. Fiona has just found out that she's pregnant but has to ask herself the reason why she hasn't told her husband yet. While Meg is just there to support her friends - or is she? Then there's the handsome, mysterious James who has moved to Carrickbawn looking for a new start for himself and his daughter. With secrets to hide, he's vowed to keep to himself but then his interest in Jackie, the single-mum, life-drawing model takes a more personal turn. Irene has a beautiful home, a handsome, successful husband and the perfect daughter. So why isn't this enough? While Audrey, the teacher, has just fallen in love - with the adorable puppy in the window of the local pet shop. Will she be put off by the brusque pet shop owner or does she find out that his bark is worse than his bite? As the weeks pass, do the members of life drawing for beginners find hidden talents, or at the very least some distraction?

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Love in the Making

Roisin Meaney
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Roisin Meaney
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Half Seven on a Thursday

Roisin Meaney
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Roisin Meaney
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The People Next Door: From the Number One Bestselling Author

Roisin Meaney
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Roisin Meaney

'Roisin Meaney is a skilful storyteller' Sheila O'FlanaganA warm, spell-binding tale of friendship, love and second chances from this Number One bestselling author.Behind the brightly coloured doors of Miller's Avenue live people with very complicated lives...When Yvonne in number 7 joins an online dating website, she's looking for something more than friendship but after a series of disastrous encounters, decides to shut down her account. Is she shutting out her only chance of finding love? While next door Dan, still reeling from his wife's desertion, signs up for a cookery course. As his lemon souffle rises, so does his interest in someone close to home ...Further along, Kathryn is struggling to keep her marriage together despite the best efforts of her interfering mother-in-law. As tension grows between the two women, Kathryn wonders if Grainne will finally succeed, as she realises that she may never give her husband Justin what he wants. As the drama unfolds along Millers Avenue, the inhabitants learn that the things you most yearn for can often be found on your own doorstep.

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The Last Week of May: The Number One Bestseller

Roisin Meaney
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Roisin Meaney
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Connections

Sheila O'Flanagan
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Sheila O'Flanagan

Felicity Hayes-McCoy

Felicity Hayes-McCoy, author of the best-selling Finfarran series, was born in Dublin, Ireland. She studied literature at UCD before moving to England in the 1970s to train as an actress. Her work as a writer ranges from TV and radio drama and documentary, to screenplays, music theatre, memoir and children's books. Her Finfarran novels are widely read on both sides of the Atlantic, and in Australia, and have been translated into six languages. She and her husband, opera director Wilf Judd, live in the West Kerry Gaeltacht and in Bermondsey, London. She blogs about life in both places on her website www.felicityhayesmccoy.co.uk and you can follow her on Twitter @fhayesmccoy and on Facebook at Felicity Hayes-McCoy Author.