Children of Eve
By Deirdre Purcell
Why would a mother abandon her children?
Eve Moraghan broke one of the great taboos when she abandoned her children as toddlers. Now adults, Arabella, Willow and Rowan have heard nothing of their mother since the day she walked out the door, headed no one knows where. Why she went, they just don't know. But now, it seems, they're about to find out. Their mother's been in an accident, and she's sent word that she wants to see her children. The first reaction is to tell her to forget it. She gave up on them - why should they jump when she says so? And yet somehow they each find themselves on that plane, making the journey that will tell them what their past was all about - and open new doors into the future.
Deirdre Purcell was born and brought up in Dublin. Before turning to the writing of fiction, she lived through an eclectic set of careers, including acting as member of the permanent company of Ireland's National Theatre (The Abbey) and journalism for all media - for which she won Ireland's top awards.
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15 Aug 2005
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Hachette Books Ireland
Deirdre Purcell is back in fine storytelling form ... Compellingly written — Evening Herald
...the novel shines with warmth and sympathy... a tale of hope and optimism — Sunday Tribune
Purcell is an accomplished storyteller and it is her characters that triumph — Ireland on Sunday
...touches the heart... — Sunday Business Post
Purcell fans have a treat in store. This is a big, all-heart story of love, betrayal, romance and reconciliation — Irish Independent